Ed Watts serves as the apostolic leader of Gateway Church and the director of Gateway HOPE Center (House of Prayer & Equipping Center) in Flint, Michigan. Ed’s ministry style is prophetic and evangelistic in nature. Ed loves the presence of God and carries the wisdom and fire of the Holy Spirit. He has been commissioned by Heaven to be a voice of reformation and awakening to the church and our nation. The Lord has given him a mandate to see regions transformed by authoritative prayer and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Ed operates in a strong prophetic anointing to help the Body of Christ know the time, the season, and the strategy of heaven for kingdom advancement. He is ordained and affiliated with BAMN (Breakthrough Apostolic Ministry Network), which is under the leadership of Apostle Barbara Yoder. Ed has a B. A. degree in Bible from Central Bible College, and has many years of experience in urban evangelism and leading large evangelistic crusades.
Josh Wheeler is the Assistant Pastor at Gateway H.O.P.E. Center. Josh is a gifted teacher with a passion for The Word of God. He has a strong desire to see The Body of Christ filled with the knowledge of God and walking in fullness and maturity as sons of God. He and his wife Becky serve as the worship directors at Gateway. They have a passion to raise up a Davidic army of musicians and singers filled with the knowledge and glory of God. Together, they long to see a generation, both young and old, rise up and release the sound of The Lord that shifts the atmosphere throughout The Earth.
A church that champions truth.
At Gateway, we want people to learn about who God is and how much He loves them. More than that, we want people to experience the true presence of God so that they can see how wonderful He is. It is our desire to encourage people to be followers of Jesus Christ and to encourage people to connect with each other so that we can share the love of Jesus.
Gateway will be a church that champions truth and eagerly pursues the presence of God, equipping believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ, enabling them to go into the world and impact it for the Kingdom of God.
WE VALUE SCRIPTURE
The Scripture as the fully inspired Word of God is the very foundation of life. It is the final authority on all matters of faith and conscience.
WE VALUE WORSHIP
We see worship as essential to our faith bringing honor due to God. We must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
WE VALUE THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe that the full Christian life encompasses an emphasis on Spirit-filled living which is seen in a life long walk of discipleship, disciple-making, prayer, prayer for the sick, commitment to service through the church, a desire for intimacy with God, and a life of holiness.
WE VALUE FELLOWSHIP
We believe fellowship with one another is the result of Biblical faith in Christ. Fellowship is for all people providing redemptive support for one another.
WE VALUE THE FAMILY
We care about family life. Healthy application of the gospel fosters healthy family relationships. We see the life of the church mirroring or becoming an extended family.
WE VALUE THE SPREADING OF THE GOSPEL
God offers forgiveness solely through Jesus Christ Who is the only hope of the world. All believers are to be involved in the propagation of the gospel through personal testimony, evangelism, and world missions.