About

Gateway Fellowship Church

Our Story


2007

GFC started as a small group in a Helotes rental home of the Van Pays. On Labor Day weekend they stretched butcher paper across their living room wall and wrote down names of neighbors and new friends in the community to remember to pray for them.

2008

The grand opening service happened at Bob Beard Elementary School and then remained portable for six more years at the Silverado Movie Theater. They grew close as a church family as they prioritized small group gatherings in homes.

2014

After several prayer walks along an 11 acre piece of property on 1604 in NW San Antonio, the Lord supernaturally blessed GFC through the generosity of Hobby Lobby with the land. Now that GFC had a permanent home, there was continual growth resulting in five weekend worship services, phase 2 church building extension, and a pavilion.

2015

Present. The vision grew to become one church in multiple locations. Gateway School of Ministry was born to train church planting teams. There are currently 10 GFC churches gathering around San Antonio and the hill country area. The 100X vision is to start a movement of 100 churches internationally that start more spirit filled, disciple making churches.
    Our Mission

    Helping Friends Become Devoted Followers of Jesus.

    Our Vision

    Finish the Race

    To finish our race by growing into spiritual maturity as a devoted follower of Jesus. Let us run with endurance the race set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross. – Hebrews 12:1-2

    Our Mission

    Find your purpose. Build Community. Transform Lives.

    As followers of Jesus, we are called to live an abundant life. We believe that every single person has a purpose and can walk in freedom and confidence in Christ. We are passionate about being a people who have a strong relationship with God that impacts the lives of those around us.

    Encounter

    Lives are changed in the presence of God

    Spiritual Growth

    We will pursue becoming more and more like Jesus

    Generosity

    We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive

    God's House

    We will invest our lives to build the church

    Community

    We find strength and purpose through relationships

    Fun

    We believe life is a journey to be enjoyed

    Excellence

    We seek to honor God and inspire others in everything we do

    Family/Legacy

    We will live for generational impact

    God is Good

    We believe God is always good in every season, situation and circumstance

    Our City

    We love our city and take responsibility for it

    Our World

    We will make a difference globally
    Leadership

    Executive Pastors

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    John Van Pay

    Lead Pastor
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    Chris Reynolds

    Executive Pastor of Ministries
    Leadership

    Creative Team

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    Jonathan Raveneau

    Worship Pastor
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    Axel Dieppa

    Creative Director
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    Elijah Chavez

    Graphic Designer & Videographer
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    Antonio Danel

    Production Coordinator
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    Bryce Van Pay

    Social Media Coordinator
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    Bill Taylor

    Online Pastor
    Leadership

    Facilities Team

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    Ryan Thiem 

    Facilities Director
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    Greg Robinson

    Facilities Team
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    Nick De La Rosa

    Facilities Team
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    Louis Salinas

    Facilities Team
    Leadership

    Finance Team

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    Chris Gregory

    Pastor of Operations
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    Dominique Rodriguez

    Director of Accounting
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    Nancy Martinez

    Accounting Specialist
    Leadership

    Hospitality Team

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    Jessica Leon

    Volunteer & Connection Director
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    Lauren Carter

    Event & Connection Coordinator
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    Jessica Gregory

    Volunteer & Connection Coordinator
    Leadership

    Human Resources Team

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    Austyn Yun

    Human Resources Director
    Leadership

    Kids Ministry Team

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    Katie Wynne

    Kids  Director
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    Shelley Carson

    Early Childhood Coordinator
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    Vanessa Calderon

    Preschool Coordinator
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    Hannah Brogden

    Lower Elementary Coordinator
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    Louis Salinas

    Upper Elementary Coordinator
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    Skylar Hairston

    Lower and Upper Elementary Assistant
    Leadership

    Small Group Team

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    Chris Campbell

    Small Group Pastor
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    Markell Simmons

    Small Group Associated Pastor 
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    Antonio Danel

    Small Group Coordinator
    Leadership

    Student Ministry Team

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    Chris Reynolds

    Student Ministries Director
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    Matthew Rodriguez

    High School Pastor
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    Daniel Carson

    Middle School Pastor
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    Amanda Lethers

    Student Coordinator
    Leadership

    Young Adults Team

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    Jacob Carter

    Young Adults Pastor
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    Lauren Carter

    Young Adults Coordinator
    Our Beliefs

    Statement of Faith

    As we live our lives following these core values and investing into the Kingdom of God, we believe God will build the local church to have an impact and make a difference.

    BELIEFS

    VALUES