Join Us For Worship

Sunday
9:30 a.m.    Sunday School for Children & Adults
                      Life Groups for Adults             
10:45 a.m.   Adult Worship/Kids Worship
3:30 p.m.   Spanish Worship
6:30 p.m.    Evening Worship
 
Wednesday
7:00 p.m.   AWANA
                    Life University
                    Adult  Bible Studies
 
Pastor BP
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome,
 
Here at Gateway, we desire to be a people passionate in our love for the Lord and for others. We are excited to worship with you today, and we sincerely hope that you will feel welcomed and at home.
 
-Pastor Brent Patrick

 



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About Us

Strategically located just outside the heart of Virginia Beach Town Center and easily accessed by I-264, Gateway is a vibrant fellowship dedicated to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. We desire to be a people passionate in our love for the Lord and for others. Whether you are new to the area or just to our church, we sincerely hope that you will feel welcomed and at home.

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What To Expect

We understand that visiting a new place can be intimidating. At Gateway, we promise a warm welcome from people the moment you enter the building. Please stop by the information center in the main foyer where we will be happy to assist you. Gateway is a church designed to encourage spiritual growth in a safe and healthy environment. We value our visitors and welcome you as an honored guest.

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible to be the Word of God and we hold to the doctrines of the Trinity; salvation by trusting in Jesus Christ; repentance from sin; and that Christians are to live lives separate from conformities to this world. 

our statement of faith



Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost

Matthew 28:19



Ministries

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Children
 
We know that your child is your most valuable possession.   At Gateway we strive to provide your child with safe, wholesome, and exciting programs which promote character and spiritual growth.
 
Programs:
Sunday School | 9:30AM
AWANA | Wednesday 7PM
Upward Sports
Camps, activities, and more
 
Contact: Elizabeth Henley

ladies group

Women

Gateway women’s ministry, LIGHT, seeks to provide opportunities where our ladies can intentionally use their gifts and abilities to encourage, uplift, and strengthen one another. We have  a variety of ways you can get involved. LIGHT changes a dark world.
 
Programs:
Life Groups | 9:30AM
Bible Study | Wednesday 7PM
Spring/Fall Bible Study Electives
Tuesday AM and Tuesday PM
 
Contact: Paula Patrick

men group

Men

Our men’s ministry is designed for relational discipleship to be at the core of what we do. Whether it’s on the softball field or at the breakfast table, Christ should be the link that binds us together and defines how we act and react to one another.
 
Programs:
Life Groups | 9:30AM
Bible Study | Wednesday 7PM
 
Contact: Pastor Brent Patrick

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Teens

Gateway’s student ministry seeks to provide a community of fellowship for our teens that fosters growth in faith and knowledge of Christ. Regular activities include Wednesday night Bible studies, “Drop-In” get-togethers, retreats, camps, and mission trips.
 
Programs:
Sunday School | 9:30AM
Visitation | Wednesday 3:30PM
Bible Study | Wednesday 7PM
Camps, activities, and more
 
Contact: Bob Freeman
Life Groups

LifeGroups are an integral part of our adult ministry at Gateway. Whether you’re just starting college or enjoying retirement, we all need a group in which we can connect, build relationships, and grow in the Lord. Each Sunday morning our LifeGroups meet at 9:30. Come find a place to belong..
 
Contact: Click here for a complete list of contacts.
Bus
 
Since September of 1971, Gateway has seen literally thousands of children and their families come to Sunday school and church! Some of our own church and school staff came to us as a result of being saved through the bus ministry.
 
Contact: Chip Henley
Academy
 
Gateway Christian Academy is a private Christian school which is interested in educating the whole person.  We feel that it is vitally important to train young people spiritually, academically, socially and physically. Gateway stands hand-in-hand with Christian parents in fulfilling their biblical mandate to “train up a child in the way he/she must go.”
 
Contact: Pam Werner
Spanish

Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of the Hispanic people in our community by encouraging faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Hispanics are the largest minority in the United Spates with an estimated population of 46.9 million.  They are estimated to grow by more than 1.7 million a year.
 
Contact: Erik Garcia


Sermon Archive

Oct 19, 2014
From Sanity to Vanity
Series: Sunday AM
"From Sanity to Vanity" from 10-19-14 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2014. Genre: speech.
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  • Oct 19, 2014From Sanity to Vanity
    Oct 19, 2014
    From Sanity to Vanity
    Series: Sunday AM
    "From Sanity to Vanity" from 10-19-14 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2014. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 15, 2014What the Devil Found at Job’s House
    Oct 15, 2014
    What the Devil Found at Job’s House
    Series: Revival
    "What the Devil Found at Job's House" from 10-15-14 Wed PM by Lee Patrick. Released: 2014. Track 5. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 14, 2014Failure is Not Final with the Father
    Oct 14, 2014
    Failure is Not Final with the Father
    Series: Revival
    "Failure is Not Final with the Father" from 10-14-14 Tue PM by Lee Patrick. Released: 2014. Track 4. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 13, 2014The Importance of One Soul
    Oct 13, 2014
    The Importance of One Soul
    Series: Revival
    "The Importance of One Soul" from 10-13-14 Monday PM by Lee Patrick. Released: 2014. Track 3. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 12, 2014My Heavenly Father
    Oct 12, 2014
    My Heavenly Father
    Series: Revival
    "My Heavenly Father" from 10-12-14 Sun PM by Lee Patrick. Released: 2014. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 12, 2014When Jesus Shows Up
    Oct 12, 2014
    When Jesus Shows Up
    Series: Sunday AM
    "When Jesus Shows Up" from 10-12-14 Sun AM by Lee Patrick. Released: 2014. Track 1. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 10, 2014Fanning the Flames (part 2)
    Oct 10, 2014
    Fanning the Flames (part 2)
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Fanning the Flames (part 2)" from 10-5-14 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2014. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 5, 2014Fanning the Flames (part 2)
    Oct 5, 2014
    Fanning the Flames (part 2)
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Fanning the Flames (part 2)" from 10-5-14 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2014. Genre: speech.
  • Sep 28, 2014Fanning the Flames
    Sep 28, 2014
    Fanning the Flames
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Fanning the Flames" from 9-28-14 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2014. Genre: speech.
  • Sep 21, 2014What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    Sep 21, 2014
    What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    Series: Sunday AM
    "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" from 9-21-14 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2014. Genre: speech.


News & Events 

Trunk or Treat | October 31
6:30-8:00 p.m. — Plan a fun trunk design and enjoy sharing smiles, candy, and Christ’s love to our neighbors and friends. More information about trunk sign-ups, candy donations, and tailgating options will be available this month.
 
Work Day | November 1
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — All Gateway men and women are encouraged to come out and help clean the campus in preparation for our East Coast Ladies Retreat on November 14-15. There will be work projects of all kinds, and you are needed!

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Gateway Free Will Baptist Church
5473 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
 
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31st Annual East Coast Ladies Retreat | November 14 & 15

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Registration Information
All Ladies: $35 
Teens (grades 7-12): $25
At the door: $40
 
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Ladies, do you ever feel roasted, ground, & strained? If so, come take a break from the daily grind! Join us November 14 & 15 at Gateway Church in Virginia Beach, VA for the 31st Annual East Coast Ladies Retreat. This retreat will allow you to gain the break and fresh perspective you need from the everyday mundane by awakening you to a life that is energetic, full-bodied, and abundant in Christ.   Your mind will be renewed by the Word of God, your spirit will be strengthened by practical Bible teaching, and you will be refreshed through fellowship with other godly ladies. Don’t miss this retreat; a whole latte fun is planned!
 
For more information about the retreat, including vendor registration, please contact Paula Patrick at ppatrick@gatewayfwb.org.
Meet Our Speakers
 
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