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
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

kids group1

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:
Paula Patrick

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: Paula Patrick
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

Nov 19, 2017
ThanksLiving
Series: Sunday AM
"ThanksLiving" from 11-19-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
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  • Nov 19, 2017ThanksLiving
    Nov 19, 2017
    ThanksLiving
    Series: Sunday AM
    "ThanksLiving" from 11-19-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Nov 12, 2017Devotion
    Nov 12, 2017
    Devotion
    Series: Sunday PM
    "Devotion" from 11-12-2017 Sun PM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Nov 12, 2017When Pigs Fly 08 Even Now
    Nov 12, 2017
    When Pigs Fly 08 Even Now
    Series: Sunday AM
    "When Pigs Fly 08 Even Now" from 11-12-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Nov 5, 2017When Pigs Fly 07 Seeing the Opportunity Part 2
    Nov 5, 2017
    When Pigs Fly 07 Seeing the Opportunity Part 2
    Series: Sunday PM
    "When Pigs Fly 07 Seeing the Opportunity Part 2" from 11-06-2017 Sun PM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Nov 5, 2017When Pigs Fly 06 Seeing the Opportunity
    Nov 5, 2017
    When Pigs Fly 06 Seeing the Opportunity
    Series: Sunday AM
    "When Pigs Fly 06 Seeing the Opportunity" from 11-05-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 29, 2017When Pigs Fly 05 Keep Calm and Carry On
    Oct 29, 2017
    When Pigs Fly 05 Keep Calm and Carry On
    Series: Sunday AM
    https://vimeo.com/240410533"When Pigs Fly 05 Keep Calm and Carry On" from 10-29-2017 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 25, 2017The Wrath of God is Revealed
    Oct 25, 2017
    The Wrath of God is Revealed
    Series: Conference
    "The Wrath of God is Revealed" from 10-25-2017 Wed PM by Heath Ferguson. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 24, 2017The Best Version of Me is Faithful
    Oct 24, 2017
    The Best Version of Me is Faithful
    Series: Conference
    "The Best Version of Me is Faithful" from 10-24-2017 Tue PM by Heath Ferguson. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 24, 2017HeAlmost
    Oct 24, 2017
    HeAlmost
    Series: Conference
    "HeAlmost" from 10-24-2017 Tue AM by Heath Ferguson. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 23, 2017Praising Impossible
    Oct 23, 2017
    Praising Impossible
    Series: Conference
    "Praising Impossible" from 10-23-2017 Mon PM by Heath Ferguson. Released: 2017. Genre: speech.

 

News & Events 

Bethlehem Walk– Middle School & Teen Ministry | December 2

We will travel to Richmond to experience the sight and wonder of the first Christmas as we walk through the town of Bethlehem. Meet at the church by 1:00 PM , bring money for dinner, and dress warmly.


Thanksgiving Service & Outreach | November 21

Join us for a special service of gratitude and giving on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. We will offer our thankfulness to our Lord followed by preparing Thanksgiving Baskets for needy families.



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5473 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
 
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