Love with Joy, Lead families to Christ, Disciple all


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
11285 W. Grier Road.
Marana, AZ 85653




5:00pm Sundays
Marana Middle School
11285 W. Grier Road.
Marana, AZ 85653

8:00am at Various Locations!
Every first Saturday of the Month

Beautiful Gate
Ladies Bible Study/Fellowship meets at various times and locations throughout the month. For more information on the next event, call Sue at (520) 591-3896.

Multiple groups meet per week all around Tucson and Marana. If you are interested in a small group, please let someone at the greeter table know or call John at (520) 301-7805.

Check out our Monthly Calendar for more information!



The Purpose

 Proclaim the Good News

The Mission

Growing Together


Core Values



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


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



  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


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 The Blessed Hope—the second coming of the Savior Jesus.
WE 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



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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! 

Dylan and Kelly bush

Assistant Pastors

Reverends' Dylan and Kelly Bush are both credentialed ministers and are true servants of the body of Christ.  If there is a need, you will see their hands and time helping fill it and meet the needs of others.   They have one daughter named Aliyah.

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. 


Jesse and savannah Morrison

Youth/Worship Pastors

Reverends' Jesse and Savannah Morrison are both credentialed ministers and have a heart to help the youth of Marana and the surrounding areas find the love of God! Pastor Jesse has his BA in Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family and his working on his MA in Organizational Leadership from Crown College. Bi-vocational, Jesse works in an elementary school as a Behavioral Specialist. His vision is to disciple youth-aged kids to find joy in life through Biblical teaching and knowledge of God’s heart. Pastor Savannah graduated from Liberty University with an BA in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Music and Business. She also holds an AFA in Vocal Performance. Her vision is to see the youth experience the presence of God through worship, and live out His plan for their lives. Newly married, Pastors Jesse and Savannah teach the youth together, while Pastor Savannah also leads the worship team and is The Gate Church admin.

Garrett and Georgia Morrison

Young Adult Pastors

Reverend’s Garrett and Georgia Morrison lead the young adults at The Gate Church and are also a part of the outreach team, the resource team, and the greeting team. Garrett recently graduated from the U of A with a degree in Biosystems Engineering, and he one day wants to go into overseas missions’ using that degree. Georgia graduated with her masters in International Community Development and is the director of Springboard Home, a Teen Challenge program for teenage girls. Both Garrett and Georgia have a passion to see people come to a deeper understanding of Scripture and to help others realize their identity in Christ. For fun, Garrett and Georgia love to travel, play games, read, watch Netflix, and hang out with their cats. 



The Enyedy's lead the leaders in our ministry of Reach Groups. 


Outreach Pastors

The Little's bring life and joy to seniors and two different nursing care facilities around Tucson.

Leading Ladies Council

Our Leading Ladies love teaching and leading women into a deeper relationship with Jesus and each other!

Manly Men’s Council

Our Manly Men love teaching and leading men into a deeper relationship with Jesus and each other!