MINISTRY GATES

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The Cowboy Gate

Pastors David & Gretchen have grown up in the western culture of rodeo and ranching in southern Arizona.  The fire of the gospel is alive and well in our cowboy culture but people need a fellowship to call home in the Cowboy Gate.   Our Savior Jesus needs to reach out beyond opening prayers and a short Sunday rodeo sermon.   There needs to be a long-term outreach and gathering center for ranchers, cowboys, and the regular people to worship the Lord in a dynamic “dress casual” church in the northwest corridor of Tucson.  Western culture will find a home at The Gate Church through the Cowboy Gate.


Praise Gate

If you have gifts and are interested in joining the praise team on the Praise Gate, please email pastor David at pastordavid@thegatechurch.com.  Our goal is to usher in the presence of God so lives can be changed!


Prayer Gate

The Gate Church believes in prayer.  Everyone is encouraged to attend our services as we pray for needs of the church, family members, and all other needs as requested.  Please email information@thegatechurch.com for directions.


Youth Gate

The Gate Youth team is a great ministry to be involved in.  7th grade through college.  Be young or just stay young.   Follow on Twitter at #tgatechurch.  Weekly youth meeting on Sunday nights at 5:00pm.  Text 520-668-7275 or email Information@thegatechurch.com for more details.


Lion Gate

Children's ministry is available for every Sunday service for kids grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grade (K - 6).   Kid corral provided for 0-5 years.


Hospitality Gate

Join the Usher or Care team!   We have great opportunities for you if your gift is service.   Please call pastor David at 668.5675 to get involved!


The Family Gate

God loves family and He loves your family!  The family of God is alive and well in Tucson!
David & Gretchen have always enjoyed home schooling the four Willard children:  Georgia, Savannah, Oran, and Truman. Home schooling is the both rewarding and challenging!  David & Gretchen have enjoyed teaching at marriage and parenting conferences around the Southwest and believe the strength of every church hinges on the strength of the Family Gate.


Mentoring is essential for instructing and inspiring the love of Jesus.  Pastor David believes that we should all be mentoring at least 3 people and be continually mentored as well.   Gretchen has served as a young wife and new mother’s mentor, children’s leader, marriage and family minister, small group Bible instructor, and teacher.  


In addition to being credentialed ministers, both David and Gretchen are graduates of Light University's program for Christian Counseling.  Their goal is to share the life changing love of Jesus with everyone they meet to help people get free from habits, attitudes, behaviors, and hurts from past experiences.  The future with Jesus is full of hope, peace, contentment, and joy if we learn to live each day walking in the love of God.


The Business Gate

Do all of your Business God's way!  No matter if it's ranching, rodeo, healthcare, or anything else!  The Bible has a lot to say about finances and business.  Let's have the character and integrity the world will notice.


Pastor David Willard, MBA resides in Tucson, Arizona with Gretchen, his wife, and four children.   After 9/11/2001, David was called to the business arena as a Chief Financial Officer in New York City where the Willard family lived and worked for nearly 5 years.  David served as a leader in a global consulting company that assisted large U.S. and multi-national companies with risk mitigation and business growth in a changing global climate.


After the family adventure in New York City, the Willards moved back to Tucson, Arizona and David opened his own small consulting firm teaching business techniques and leadership to individuals and small companies.  He continues to teach Biblical principles to business people through the Business Gate of the Gospel.