20 Year Celebration
& Catalytic Event

Sept 23

At the H-E-B Center

  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Doors Open and Entertainment by Circus Picnic begins
  • 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. — Pre-show with Q Brothers
  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. — Main Event
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — After Party with music and local Austin bands

We live in a world that pits life against life, creating strife and division, brokenness and addiction. But don’t despair. We can see glimpses of hope and unity where love is expressed life by life. Gateway Church has spent 20 years striving to express this kind of love, and you wouldn’t believe the impact! We’re inviting you to join us for an evening of great music and inspiring stories, where you and your family will have fun and learn how you too can make an impact on the lives around you. Your story could spark the change you want to see!

We’re so excited for our 20 Year Celebration at the H-E-B Center!  Tickets available for $5 online at Ticketmaster (additional fees may apply), or in person at the H-E-B Center.

Join us on a Sunday and snag a FREE 20 Year Celebration yard sign after service!

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Celebrating 20 Years
Life-By-Life

God’s plan is to change the world life by life.
He’s been accomplishing His work one life at a time since the beginning.
Join the movement to love everyone across our city, one person at a time.

Featured Story: Karen

“Love is what connects us all. Love is what makes us feel human.”

Ashly

January 1, 1998
Ashly

– FEATURED STORY – Finding faith. I am new to Gateway and to be honest, new to faith. I always felt like God was there waiting patiently at a door I was afraid to open. A few months ago I hit rock bottom and found myself so broken and afraid. I wasn’t sure what to do because I was so lost. I began to feel overwhelmed with all the things I felt lucky to have escaped. Situations I should not have escaped. But as these thoughts accumulated I began to wonder why. Why had I been so “lucky”? It could

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Christianna

January 1, 1998
Christianna

– FEATURED STORY – Thank you for this invitation… the invitation to the 60/60 challenge. I can not begin to express the testimonies that I’ve witness just over the first few weeks that turned into years…I never in my life had a testimony of my own till I took on this challenge. It has clearly been a blessing for me and my family. Over the years since I first attended Gateway in 2012 and took on the 60/60 challenge myself – I had overcome Grief, Boundaries & my Wounded Heart. The timing of this challenge that year the Fall Restores

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Dori G.

August 13, 1998
Dori G.

Hello Gateway family !!!!! I’m so excited to celebrate 20 years with you. I remember attending Gateway since the movie theater days as a single. JOY and celebration for many years of growth and love here and many more to come! I wanted to share my story and where Gateway impacted my life. I have not shared my past story before so I will leave it for last: FIRST, my journey with Gateway: I started attending a Wednesday service called “Metro”, back in the day. My objective was to met someone to date (looking for unconditional love that no man

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Charles D.

September 1, 1998

Raquel D.

September 1, 1998

Sandi C.

May 21, 1999
Sandi C.

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. I get so tired of the political bantering that goes on, but I love the connection with family members and friends that I wouldn’t usually talk to or see very often. However, on October 17, 2016, Facebook became my greatest outlet for reaching those and many other family members and friends. That Monday morning, my husband, Ollie, and I went to the ranch that he leased for hunting so he could do some shredding, which is mowing with a tractor pulling a large piece of equipment that has a blade much like a

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Bridget

May 1, 2000

I’ve been a Christ follower since I was a little girl, but as I got older, I often found that Church wasn’t a place that I could bring my friends. I found Gateway soon after I moved to Austin in 2000 to go to grad school, and I’ve been part of it since. Through all the ins and outs and ups and downs of my life, I have been so lucky to have a church that was both real and holy. Some of my dearest friends, including my husband, came into my life through Gateway, and I bring my precious

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Kelli H.

October 8, 2000
Kelli H.

I came to Gateway as someone who has enjoyed a life-long relationship with Jesus. I give my parents credit for that. Kind, loving, forgiving, real and always pointing me back to Him. Now, I didn’t always behave like Jesus was watching, let’s be real ;)… which is why His grace is my greatest gift. No matter how far I turn away, He always welcomes me back in. So when I walked into Gateway for the first time in October of 2000, I was immediately drawn to the mission of loving everyone, no matter what. That no one is ever too

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Erin Caffey

February 5, 2001
Erin Caffey

A Gateway Church Love Story I came to Gateway not long after I moved to Austin. Having been a Christ follower my whole life, I knew the best way to really feel settled in my new city was to find a church home. After visiting a number of churches, I settled on Gateway as the place I wanted to put down roots. I quickly became involved in a life group and joined the worship team as a vocalist. It was from my Sundays worshipping on stage that my future husband first saw me. In September 2001, a group of us

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Vicky W.

August 20, 2001
Vicky W.

In August of 2001, my boyfriend Mike and I walked into Gateway together, looking for a church we would like to attend together. I thought I was a “mature” Christian when I came to Gateway. True, I had followed Christ since 1983, but some moral failures in my life in that timeframe took me by surprise. I needed to get spiritually stronger. Since I knew I would not be judged at Gateway, I didn’t run away, but attended regularly. God had put me in just the right church. There are so many amazing leaders & groups over the years who

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Karis B.

October 15, 2001
Karis B.

We joined Gateway in the Fall of 2001 after hearing an ad on the radio that said “come as you are- even if it’s in your pajamas!” The first Sunday we arrived at the Bull Creek Synagogue we were smitten. The band played “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” by U2 and we sat there with our mouths on the floor!! This was DEFINITELY the church for us! Since then we have been blessed to serve in the Clothes Closet, Food Pantry, Greeters Group, Homeless Ministry and other various spots as needed. And we have seen God bless Gateway and it’s attendees with

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Rich and Deb R.

November 9, 2003
Rich and Deb R.

We came to Gateway as an engaged couple back in 2003 just to say “thanks” to Deb’s manager at the time, Richard Brown. He had given us each a pass to Family Life’s Weekend to Remember and we were so struck by it that we wanted to finally visit the church he was always talking about. We had been going to different churches in Austin off and on, but as soon one of them started talking about politics or displayed a money-first faith approach, we left. We were already disoriented that first Sunday we came to Gateway because of the

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Melanie Ortiz

May 16, 2004
Melanie Ortiz

My story began in 2004, as a 22 year old young women that was searching for something, anything to help me find my new beginning after ending a 5 year relationship. I stumbled into Gateway one Sunday and I found hope. I had never heard a service like Gateway’s before. Growing up in the Catholic church, I was so used to the rituals, the prayers, the hymns. Gateway had a beautiful way of connecting the scripture with life, my life. I could hear my story in the message and then take it with me to sustain me throughout the week.

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Robin O.

March 15, 2005

We joined Gateway when we moved from Chicago to Austin in 2005. The church family that we joined changed our lives and saw us through some of the most difficult times in our lives. I was moving into a role as a stay at home. The ability to serve in the children’s area provided us with an opportunity to serve God fulfilling a sense of purpose. We have moved from Austin but we have stayed connoted via web services when not attending our home church. Influenced by: Influencing:

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Dora F.

July 1, 2005
Dora F.

I grew up with Catholic parents. I grew up in a small town in South Texas believing that the closed minded views from a small town were the norm. As I grew older, i decided that i did not want to live in a small town. I was the child of an abusive father and i hated life, i didn’t want to live anymore, i was depressed and my mental illness was rearing its ugly head. I finally moved to Austin in 1997 (i was 26 years old), where the new life I wanted didn’t end up so great…I met

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Sam A.

January 1, 2006
Sam A.

I had the privilege of working with Karen Craxton while at Seiko Instruments. She was always talking about her church. But it wasn’t until i attended her wedding reception that i got to meet so many amazing people from Gateway. My family and I started coming to GW right after that. It took two years however for me to finally to step out of anonymity and into community. Now I serve in Next Gen on Sundays and every Wednesday I lead a Life Group of amazing women. We are all growing in our faith and experiencing life change.

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Kathleen S.

March 6, 2006
Kathleen S.

I started coming to Gateway in 2006 as a Christian who didn’t understand what it meant to have a relationship with God. I was 40 years old, single, with no kids, carrying a good deal of emotional baggage. Over the first few years, God used Gateway and the people I met here to help me get through my emotional bruises and give each one to God. I worked through the rejection of my father, childhood abuse by a cousin, many failed adult relationships, etc. Gateway helped me find Jesus to be my authority, my counselor and my friend. When God

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Laura M.

May 1, 2006
Laura M.

I had been burned by church in the past, and was not excited about going to Gateway one Sunday while my then-boyfriend and I were in college. The music and message were not what I expected, and I was felt a peace that brought us back most weekends. Even after moving to Houston, you could find us at North Campus, lurking all anonymous in the top rows. We married, moved back to Austin, and plugged in as camera volunteers. We learned a lot and had a blast. We eventually joined a small group lead by the Simpsons, and ended up

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Waghorne Family

June 10, 2006
Waghorne Family

I’d love to share my story! But it’s not so much my story, but the story of our family at Gateway. Will & I had been married about 2 years and though we’d grown up in the church, we were not living out our faith or walking with God. We had heard about Gateway but it was only when the new building went in just one block from our home that we knew God was calling us back to him. After just one service of hearing Ted speak, we absolutely knew we had found our church home. What’s really cool

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Johnny K.

January 1, 2007

I first came to Gateway in 2007 as a very broken soul. I was going thru a painful divorce and spoke to my realtor about needing help that I was not getting thru my friends. She mentioned a co-worker of hers was starting a recovery program at his church and put me in contact with him. My first step onto the McNeil campus began at a divorce recovery program and really felt comfortable to be here. After a few weeks of attending our meetings I asked the group at our table to attend services as a group, it felt like

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Brandi C.

September 8, 2007
Brandi C.

My story starts back in 2007. My friend Destiny and her family invited me to come with to church. I attended skeptical that I would enjoy it. I felt this because up until this point I had never gone to church or really ever learned about God or Jesus. However I truely fell in love with Gateway and invited my mom and dad to attend as well. they to fell in love with Gateway and in September of 2008 as a family we were baptized. Soon after we step out of our comfort zones yet again and started serving. My

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Katie “Barrett” Olson

September 16, 2007

To put it bluntly, I came to Gateway because I was very sick and became curious as to what would happen when I died. I didn’t have a great impression of Christians and didn’t grow up in church, so I knew I wanted something non-traditional – a place where I could remain anonymous and learn at my own pace. The first day I walked in was the kick-off of the 60/60 Experiment. I hesitantly committed to doing it, and it was through that experiment that I began to see how present God was in my everyday life. I kept coming

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Scott M.

February 10, 2008
Scott M.

I landed at Gateway right after becoming a true believer back in 2007 and it was right where God wanted me no doubt. For the first time in my life I felt welcomed yet challenged to deepen my connection with God through serving His people. I immediately started working at the book store and then moved into Kids Quest. I had the opportunity to serve on Mission trips from Mexico to Africa and even right here in Austin. Currently I serve in the Recovery ministry and Alpha. I was blessed to find a Life Group of men that I’ve been

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Keith H.

June 8, 2008
Keith H.

Since I have a background as a photojournalist, I thought Production Arts would be a good place to give back once a month or so operating cameras for the services. It wasn’t too long after that that I stepped in to help relieve the Video Director once a month. I learned a new skill and I’m able to serve my church family. Service to my church and God is a big part of my life. My opportunity for service has grown so much since I started serving 10 years ago. In addition to production, I’ve helped in NextGen and now I

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Jeri and John M.

December 30, 2008
Jeri and John M.

I was 40 years old and had been pregnant 8 times within 4 years, only having one successful live born child at 38 with my 4th pregnancy. The doctors couldn’t figure out why I was able to have the one successful pregnancy but continued to miscarry 4 more times. We would later find out it was because I got pregnant the same month I miscarried, very unusual. As a result, I had the needed antibodies from the lost pregnancy, made more with the new pregnancy that boosted the next one. Tests showed no problems with me or my husband. Finally,

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Kathy T.

March 8, 2009
Kathy T.

My Gateway story official begins in March 2009, I was at my lowest low. I was sad about everything in my life..especially my job. My good friend called me out and invited me to Gateway..on my birthday. I always found excuses not to attend the other church they attended..but this time it felt different. I was nervous, wondering if I’m dressed okay..just feeling a bit inadequate. My nervousness quickly faded as I was welcomed by greeters and introduced to their friends. I fell in love with the worship team (JJ’s days) and had my first Ted Beasley message. I was

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Eric B.

May 7, 2009

Katelyn Schwarz

July 2, 2009
Katelyn Schwarz

It all starts the summer going into sixth grade. My dad, Corey Schwarz, got a job at Gateway and we moved from Spring Branch, TX to South Austin. Middle School through High School my faith fluctuated, I mostly went to church out of obligation and also because I am an extreme extrovert and I love to be around people and make friends. As time went on, I started to become more interested in having an actual relationship with Jesus, and not just going to church because it felt like the thing to do. I knew that God was real and

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Melissa Fisher

August 1, 2009

Broken and alone, I wanted to find a place to give me space to figure out my relationship with God again. In finding Gateway I found just that. Most importantly, I found a community where I could wrestle with the reality that I was more loved than I could imagine. I found people that would encourage me, pray for me, challenge me, laugh with me….All pieces to this missing puzzle in my life. Now, because of Him and the people at Gateway He has brought into my life, I am simply not who I was!   Influenced by: Influencing:

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Paula B.

January 15, 2010

My story started when I moved here in 2009. I was coming from Chicago and moving to Texas and was not really excited to be here. I had a two year old boy, no friends, a totally foreign environment and I felt really lost. I grew up in church but, was pretty burned out on feeling so much shame from the messages that were relayed to me growing up. But I felt lost- so I started church shopping. I looked around, attended some, and looked for others and really couldn’t find a place I felt accepted. That’s when I met

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Holly H.

March 29, 2010
Holly H.

My Gateway Story began years before I ever attended Gateway. I often “heard through the grapevine” of this church that was meeting over in a theater … it was “different,” “unique,” “reaching people far from God.” Fast forward 10 years and I had a close friend that started visiting Gateway North and she would talk to me about it often. After a long burned by church piece of my own story unfolded I spent several months wrestling with “church.” What resulted was an upside down moment in my life where everything I had ever known was no longer as it

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Kimberly G.

September 19, 2010

I grew up in the church and became a believer at a young age. For most of my life, I went to church on Sundays and left with no other thought of the church during the week. It was very much so a “What can the church give to me?” mindset. I moved to Austin on my own 8 years ago and church hopped for a while until I found Gateway and was immediately encouraged and inspired in my faith. I spent the first year at Gateway attending the Sunday services and letting the church feed into me and grow

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Miriam F.

December 11, 2010
Miriam F.

I started attending Gateway in December of 2010. At this time, I was 16, recently orphaned, and newly placed with my first foster family. My foster parents, Cara-Lee and Jeff Billo, had been apart of Gateway for quite some time already and were actively involved. My mom died of brain cancer when I was 3, and my alcoholic father took my sisters and me to church only maybe once a year. So prior to coming to Gateway, I didn’t really understand the concept of church – the church that Jesus intended for us to be. Gateway gets it. Gateway is

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Rusty L.

August 1, 2011
Rusty L.

I came to Gateway while in a dark place and time away from God, and the faith I’d been raised in my whole life. It was here that I found my way back to God. I started serving on the tech team over 6 years ago, on lights, and now serve on the camera team. I love working with our amazing team of techies, musicians and staff who all work tirelessly to make sure God’s message is brought to so many. Through serving in the Arts, God has opened other serving opportunities in the form of GO! Teams to Haiti,

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Christianna

January 1, 2012
Christianna

Thank you for this invitation… the invitation to the 60/60 challenge. I can not begin to express the testimonies that I’ve witness just over the first few weeks that turned into years…I never in my life had a testimony of my own till I took on this challenge. It has clearly been a blessing for me and my family. Over the years since I first attended Gateway in 2012 and took on the 60/60 challenge myself – I had overcome Grief, Boundaries & my Wounded Heart. The timing of this challenge that year the Fall Restores classes were just about

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Yvonne V.

January 8, 2012
Yvonne V.

I’ve been attending Gateway for nearly six years. I grew up going to a large church in Austin, my mother was a Sunday school teacher and made sure me and my siblings didn’t miss. Sometimes there were arguments because even if I was allowed to stay the night over friends’ homes on a Saturday night, she’d be picking me up bright and early on Sunday mornings to go to Sunday school! I have always believed in Jesus and my grandmother who sometimes lives with us used to read the bible and would share the word with all her grandchildren. At

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Chris P.

May 1, 2012
Chris P.

My Gateway story began as my wife Calla and I were feeling called to our next season of ministry while we were serving at a church in Chicago. Being an Austin native I had heard of Gateway from afar but didn’t really know the kind of influence “life by life” that was taking place. One Sunday after watching a message given online by John Burke and hearing his heart for others and how closely that heartbeat lined up with God I knew that Gateway was a church I wanted to be a part of. A friend that was on staff

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Ralph C.

September 17, 2012
Ralph C.

I had accepted a job that required me to relocate to Austin, Texas from Virginia Beach Virginia. The leadership of Forefront, my old church home, advised me to check out Gateway. I drove from Virginia Beach to Shelby, Alabama to stay with my Aunt Pat. From there I drove directly to the 12:30 service at North Campus on September 17, 2012. The following week I introduced myself to John Burke. The week after I was plugged into the Production Team where I served until I moved to South Austin and began serving at South Campus. Before I made the transition

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Cassandra G.

April 7, 2013
Cassandra G.

I have been at Gateway for about 5 years now. The first time I walked in I knew this was a church I wanted to be apart of. I loved the praise and John speaking. I have never stepped up into leadership till I got to Gateway. I am now a commissioned leader and love serving in all different areas being: guest services, restore, singles, pantry, office, womens, I love to serve and do what I can, where I can. Granted I need to work on healthly boundaries with what I can do with the time I have. I have

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Justin B., Logan C., Ernesto R., and Will D.

May 1, 2013

Deborah

August 12, 2013

I am not very articulate but here goes: I was brought up catholic and did my communion and conformation. Never went back and started to practice my fathers way of life as an atheist. My life was prostitution, drugs and 3 marriages. I finally got myself together and have been married now for 24 yrs. I am originally from NY and when I visit my brother he would drag me to his church. I was there one Sunday listening to Pastor Ed and the light of God shined on me. That’s how I felt!! it was like he was talking

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Nikki R.

November 16, 2014

Annabelle C.

April 30, 2015

When I first meet my spouse we had a hard time. Now 6 years later we have gotten stronger and closer by going to Gateway. We now have two little boys that love going to church every Sunday. I have prayed to God every night and he has answered my callings and got me a good job and a home for my family.

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Andrea M.

August 10, 2015
Andrea M.

When I first moved to Austin, I attended the same church for 8 months but felt out of place. I felt hopeless about finding community and a church home. Towards the end of that time period, my friend was traveling abroad in Italy. She met a few people from Austin. She told them that I had recently moved there and that I was struggling to find a church home. The girls she interacted with told her I should try Gateway. I went to Gateway that following Sunday and never looked back. That was August of 2015. Three years later, I

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Elizabeth S.

February 25, 2016
Elizabeth S.

My husband and I grew up in the church, but with very different experiences. Mine was that I was always thirsting for more. I never learned what it really meant to place my faith completely in Jesus, so I wandered. His was a heavy-handed approach with very rigid expectations about behavior and morality, so he too wandered. You may assume, we had a hard time finding a church. My thirst and his wariness of churches did not make for an easy search. Almost 3 years ago, I reluctantly agreed to “try a different church” that my husband suggested…Gateway. Boy, did

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Elizabeth J. & JT Long

May 8, 2016
Elizabeth J. & JT Long

I, Elizabeth, met JT during a very dark time in both of our lives about 3 years ago. He was new to Gateway, and not yet walking alongside Christ. I didn’t attend church at all. One day I randomly attended Gateway with him, and from that point on we have been learning to walk by faith together. We have 4 kids, 3 are his, 1 mine… and we began fostering children last year as a way to give back to our community and protect those most vulnerable. Our #1 goal is reunification for foster families, but are open to adopt

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Chelsea S.

June 6, 2016

Growing up, the word God to me didn’t mean much. It was a word used before an expletive. It was a word used to show exasperation. There was not faith in my household, only reliance on self. Trust no one and no one can help you but you. Christmas was about gifts and Santa Clause, Easter was the Easter Bunny. Only fools put their trust in something so silly as an all seeing all knowing God. And even if there was one, why on Earth would he give two thoughts about someone like me? If there was, how could He

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Jon E.

August 21, 2016

As someone who had never attended Gateway, I was curious to get to know the community while I was applying for a pastoral role at our South campus. I visited Gateway Central on their launch day and loved connecting with God’s heart with others. After the service, I bumped into an old friend, Patrick Perez, who then introduced me to Kenny Green. We briefly connected, and from there, God was faithful to get the engines turning. A couple months later, I officially joined Gateway as the Grow Pastor for South campus! It’s been an amazing journey as I’ve walked alongside

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Sarah G.

September 20, 2016
Sarah G.

I’ve always had a heart for worship and after attending Gateway for some time I wanted to dive in and serve, but NOT on stage. After some prayer, I found out there was a Hospitality Specialist role that supports the musicians and stage management for Sunday services! Since November I’ve had the opportunity to serve our fantastic arts team and have loved every minute! The Gateway worship and leadership team work hard to deliver an amazing experience every single Sunday. Being in the hustle and bustle of the green room is exciting and gives me the behind the scenes that

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Douglas Y.

October 2, 2016

I serve as part of the Worship team. Kyle Heiss reached out to me via a worship leader from Lake Hills Church. After serving a bit it was apparent the team was a family… both literately and figuratively… lol a team that is special and real. Being a part of the worship team/family and leading/worship with the congregation is a privilege, honor, and joy for me.

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Roxanne D.

December 24, 2016
Roxanne D.

As a child, 60 years ago I never got to raise my hand in grade school when they would ask what religious denomination I was. And as a little girl I asked my father to tell me about God and he said he had “his” God and for me to go find my own. He was a 32nd° Mason. After hearing my fathers answer in the tone that he used I became frightened and scared that I had asked something that I had no business knowing about! But I still kept feeling this longing to know God and meet him.

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Virginia

January 1, 2017
Virginia

At Gateway, I enjoy a “feast of Jesus love,” a remembering of who the God is that I find completely beautiful and worthy. My mind easily creates doubts about His love and presence, but I get fed with new illustrations to understand His beauty through Gateway, and through my Gateway small group, as well as online sermons. I am a citizen of the international kingdom of Jesus. I’m also a second generation Chinese American woman, and I grew up in California. Austin has been home for the past decade. I did not grow up in church, but began a love

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Pat H.

February 11, 2017
Pat H.

Emotionally and spiritually damaged after my wife of 26 years divorced me while she struggled with the effects of mania as part of bipolar disorder, I’m so thankful that I found lights on my path that lead me back to my relationship with Jesus. New to Austin 16 months ago, I tried two other churches before I found Gateway South. Still feeling a bit isolated (intentionally), I decided to reach out and find a Life Group. After signing up, I started getting e-mails from a guy named Eric, who told me I should show up on Thursday night. I responded

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Brenna J.

April 10, 2017

Justin M.

July 1, 2017

Marissa M.

July 10, 2017
Marissa M.

About a year ago I moved from the east coast to Texas. Being that most my family and friends lived across the country I struggled finding a support system. I began exploring churches here in Austin in hopes of finding a great Christian community. Eventually I stumbled upon Gateway and felt right at home. Since then, I have gotten involved with the young adult small group and children’s ministry and have met some really awesome people! I’m grateful for the “No Perfect People,” come as you are atmosphere Gateway presents. Some Sundays I don’t feel worthy to step inside a

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Erin C.

July 16, 2017
Erin C.

I’ve been in church my whole life, but have always struggled with feeling truly loved or like I was a part of a family. I am super shy and have some social anxiety issues that make me fearful of intimacy. I came to Gateway last summer, after having been aware of the church for awhile. I was searching for community and a greater sense of purpose in my walk with God. When I took the Starting Gate tour in early August 2017, I was amazed at how quickly God knit me into this church, gave me a true family. I

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Victoria M.

September 15, 2017

Rachel W.

November 4, 2017
Rachel W.

I came from a really rough upbringing, and I needed a place where I belong, a place that I felt welcomed, a place where I feel like I can connect with others. Gateway has welcomed me into their community, and I feel that I’ve really thrived with the love and acceptance that met me here.

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Kate & David

December 1, 2017

Dora C.

December 3, 2017
Dora C.

Hello, my name is Dora Corpus born and raised in Austin, TX. I retired from the U.S. Federal Government and U.S. Air Force Reserves where I did most of my travels. I attended acting classes at the Gateway Church North a few years ago where I met Phillip Rogers. Not only is he a good instructor but is a wonderful person, good father, and husband. It wasn’t until last year I reconnected with Phillip because I found out he was giving acting classes at the Gateway Church South. I wasn’t even aware of this location and it’s close to my

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Melissa M.

January 28, 2018

Trent P.

February 4, 2018
Trent P.

Gateway has been an incredible part of my life for most of the last year. I had been struggling to find a church home in Austin for over a year and a half and had started to slow down my search significantly due to frustration. I was dating Rose and she encouraged me to attend a service on Super Bowl Sunday. It was amazing and funny and felt genuine. I loved the “no perfect people” aspect of Gateway and I immediately knew I’d found my new church home. Last spring, Rose and I took the “soon to be engaged” workshop

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Audre I.

March 18, 2018
Audre I.

The first time I walked into Gateway I was terrified. I was holding my girlfriend’s hand, and fully expecting to receive disapproving glances or unkind words. This is what I had experienced at other churches in the past, And I was fully expecting it to be my last time in church. Man was I surprised when not only did we not receive any negative reactions, but instead we were greeted with excited Hellos and friendly smiles. I can back the week after and had the same welcoming experience again. Since then I have become involved with Anchor, and joined a

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Amber G.

April 1, 2018
Amber G.

I’ve been married for nearly 13 years. About a year ago my husband and I hit a pretty rough patch in our marriage. We’ve been attending church since before we got married. It all kind of just became a routine. It was at the end of 2017 that we really considered getting a divorce. Before taking that step we decided to find a new church that we could connect to as a couple and in individual groups. We had a couple of friends going to Gateway Central so we thought we’d check it out. It was like a miracle from God

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Steph T.

May 1, 2018
Steph T.

I’m a Phoenix transfer so not knowing anyone in Austin was a challenge, but Gateway South has QUICKLY become my home away from home. I’ve made amazing friendships in my life-group and now have a family of faith that surrounds me with encouragement every day. I look around and feel blessed to be a part of a community that loves Jesus and wants to humbly serve others for Him.   Influenced by: Influencing:

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Ricky E.

May 6, 2018
Ricky E.

After a tough concluding season at my former church, my wife and I were asking the Lord, “What’s next?” In some ways, we were even wondering if God was closing the doors on vocational ministry. Thankfully, some opportunities at other churches came up but it wasn’t until we interviewed here and flew to Austin that we sensed this irresistible leading to partner with what God was doing through Gateway Church and it’s people. It’s a blessing to be a part of a church family that is reaching people from so many different backgrounds and beliefs.

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Mike C.

May 24, 2018
Mike C.

I was living in Houston till I had a heart pump implanted. I moved to Austin to live with my daughter because she knows how to change my controller if I pass out. I wasn’t able to drive so we went online and found Gateway South was on the way to her church. I Like the Way Pastor Eric with integrate the word into everything he talked about up there. God was good to me so I was able to start driving myself to church. Filled out the card at the connect spot. I serve the 1st 3rd and 5th

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Ashly

May 26, 2018
Ashly

Finding faith. I am new to Gateway and to be honest, new to faith. I always felt like God was there waiting patiently at a door I was afraid to open. A few months ago I hit rock bottom and found myself so broken and afraid. I wasn’t sure what to do because I was so lost. I began to feel overwhelmed with all the things I felt lucky to have escaped. Situations I should not have escaped. But as these thoughts accumulated I began to wonder why. Why had I been so “lucky”? It could not be a coincidence.

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Carol V.

June 1, 2018
Carol V.

I met Billie Korsted when my mother moved to her neighborhood in 2005. She and Ralph started working on me about 6 months later to find a church. I was very stand-offish because I was raised Baptist and didn’t really want the standard bible thumping you’re going to hell church, but I didn’t want to dance with snakes either. She told me a lot about Gateway and Eric, but I still wasn’t sure. After awhile I decided to try it (but already knew I wasn’t going to like it kinda deal). There took me to Crockett High School and I

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Misha G.

June 18, 2018

Feliz

August 20, 2018

I discovered Gateway a few years after moving to Austin. Although I lived on the same street as Gateway Church, I mostly attended online due to depression and illness. Every time I tried to get connected at church, I would get sick. I suddenly had a strong feeling to get baptized. I attended baptism class and invited all of my friends and family to attend my baptism. Just 2 days before the baptism, I began heavily bleeding. There was no way I could get up into the pool to get baptized. I went to the doctor, took tests, and they

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Jevon J.

September 16, 2018

Hello, I’ll tell my tithe story from John’s challenge last year. I had been growing in faith thru Gateway. My wife’s family introduced me to the church. And thru a series of events (longer separate story, haha) God was opening my eyes and softening my heart to His love. My wife and I heard John’s sermon on tithing and decided to take a step in faith by participating with God in the challenge he presents us. If I remember correctly it was around November and the challenge is tithe 10% for 3 months and see if God doesn’t provide an

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