JOIN THE FAMILY

Love with Joy, Lead families to Christ, Disciple all

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What is THE GATE?

The Gate is one of the friendliest churches in the Tucson area!  Everyone is welcome:  friends, family, cowboys, western folk, or any other type of person that loves to hear about the gospel in a casual church atmosphere.   We are not stuck up and we think that red meat is A-ok!  (but we like our vegetables too)  We don't mind if you have a Big truck or a small car.  Along with a life committed to our Savior, we think personal responsibility is part of improving ourselves and our city!   

The Gate leadership believes that we are all better together!  

 
 

Worship Times and Locations 

The Gate Church meets every Sunday at 10:00am at the Marana Middle School on 11279 W. Grier Lane.

OTHER WORSHIP TIMES:

MEN'S WEEKLY BREAKFAST - 7:00am Thursday
Matthew 6:33 Men's Gathering @ Cracker-Barrel.  I-10 and Cortaro Road

YOUTH - 5:00pm Sundays
Youth Gate Service
Contact the church for location

MEN'S MONTHLY BREAKFAST
8:00am at Various Locations!  
Every first Saturday of the Month

LADIES MONTLHY MEETING
Beautiful Gate Ladies Bible Study/Fellowship
6:30pm Every First Tuesday

GOLDEN GATE 50+ MINISTRY
6:30pm  Call for Location! 

 

THE STARTING GATE


The Purpose

 Proclaim the Good News

The Mission

Growing Together

 
 
 

Core Values

 
 
 
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REACH UP: To Know

  1. Authentic Worship-Seeking & Pursuing the presence of God. John 4:23-24
  2. Powerful Prayer-Let by the Holy Spirit. James 5:16

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REACH IN:  To Grow

  1. Continual Growth-Through a personal relationship with Jesus. Colossians 1:10
  2. Dynamic Discipleship-Changing people's hearts through the power of the Word of God. 2 Timothy 2:22

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REACH OUT:  To Show

  1. Real Relationships-That grow deeper and witness the true body of Christ Family of friends.  Jeremiah 29:11
  2. Effective Evangelism Take the Gospel of Christ beyond ourselves.  Matthew 28:19
 
 
 

STATEMENT OF BELIEF

WE BELIEVE...The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
WE BELIEVE...There is only One True God–revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
WE BELIEVE...In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine.
WE BELIEVE...Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
WE BELIEVE...Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation' 
WE BELIEVE... In Water Baptism by Immersion and the Lord's Supper as a symbolic remembrance of Christ
WE BELIEVE...the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation with physical evidence
WE BELIEVE...Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and a progressive process of drawing closer to God
WE BELIEVE...The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin 
WE BELIEVE...A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church
WE BELIEVE...Divine Healing is provided for in Christ's atonement
WE BELIEVE...in The Blessed Hope—the second coming of the Savior Jesus.
WE BELIEVE...in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming
WE BELIEVE...A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. 
WE BELIEVE...In a New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people

For more information on the Assemblies of God beliefs see their website AG.org

 

OUR PASTORS

 
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David and Gretchen Willard

Lead Pastors

David and Gretchen Willard are native Arizonans and are very familiar with the culture and people of Tucson.  Originally calling the hills of Greenlee county home, the couple met at the University of Arizona and majored in the business field.  The entire Willard family are, without any debate, “radical” Arizona Basketball fans.  Better than this, the couple are fans of bringing the Gospel to the people of Tucson!  The couple has four children who are excited about helping their parents grow a new church in their hometown!  David is an ordained minister and Gretchen is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.

David & Gretchen have recenlty been staff pastors at Churchplace of Scottsdale and were teaching leaders at Victory Worship Center of Tucson in the marriage and family ministry.  They have co-authored three books on the victorious Christian life and look forward to meeting YOU! 
 


Gabriel and Maria Lobato

Children's Pastors

Reverends' Gabriel and Maria Lobato are both credentialed ministers and have a heart to serve our youngest church members!   Gabe and Maria were installed as pastors in January of 2017 and are excited to help teach and grow our children's ministry at The Gate.  Gabe also serves as men's director, leads a small group Bible study and assists with our monthly men's fellowship.  They have two wonderful girls Michele and Gabriella. 


Sue Whitmore

Women's Director

Sue Whitmore loves teaching and leading people to a relationship with Jesus!