Join Us For Worship

Sunday
9:30 a.m.    Sunday School for Children &       
           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(register here) 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

teen

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. 
 
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

Apr 30, 2017
Recipes for Cristian Living 01- My Identity
Series: Sunday AM
"Recipes for Cristian Living 01- My Identity" from 04-30-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
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  • Apr 30, 2017Recipes for Cristian Living 01- My Identity
    Apr 30, 2017
    Recipes for Cristian Living 01- My Identity
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Recipes for Cristian Living 01- My Identity" from 04-30-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Apr 23, 2017What Happens After Easter?
    Apr 23, 2017
    What Happens After Easter?
    Series: Sunday AM
    "What Happens After Easter?" from 04-23-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Apr 16, 2017Why Was the Stone Rolled Away
    Apr 16, 2017
    Why Was the Stone Rolled Away
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Why Was the Stone Rolled Away" from 04-16-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Apr 9, 2017Why Do We Celebrate Jesus’ Death
    Apr 9, 2017
    Why Do We Celebrate Jesus’ Death
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Why Do We Celebrate Jesus' Death" from 04-09-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Apr 2, 2017Creating a No Dropout Culture
    Apr 2, 2017
    Creating a No Dropout Culture
    Series: Sunday PM
    "Creating a No Dropout Culture" from 4-02-2017 Sun PM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Apr 2, 2017What’s the Big Deal About Easter
    Apr 2, 2017
    What’s the Big Deal About Easter
    Series: Sunday AM
    "What's the Big Deal About Easter" from 04-02-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Mar 29, 2017Don’t Be a Statistic
    Mar 29, 2017
    Don’t Be a Statistic
    "Don't Be a Statistic" from SACS 2017 by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Mar 26, 2017Get Healthy 13 How to Deal with How You Feel
    Mar 26, 2017
    Get Healthy 13 How to Deal with How You Feel
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Get Healthy 13 How to Deal with How You Feel" from 3-26-17 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Mar 19, 2017Coming Back to Bethel
    Mar 19, 2017
    Coming Back to Bethel
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Coming Back to Bethel" from 3-19-17 Sun AM by Chip Henley. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Mar 12, 2017Get Healthy 12 Step Up
    Mar 12, 2017
    Get Healthy 12 Step Up
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Get Healthy 12 Step Up" from 3-12-17 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.

News & Events 

Mother’s Day | May 14

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Gateway! Feel free to take advantage of the photo opportunity with your family. There will be no evening service so families can spend time together honoring their mothers.


Baby Dedication | May 7

If you would like to participate in this year’s baby dedication service, please register your child at Guest Services.  All registrations need to be completed by April 30. 



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5473 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
 
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