Our Leadership Team

Pastor Ed Watts


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. 

Pastor Josh & Becky Wheeler


Josh and Becky serve as pastors at Gateway Church. 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.

Josh & Becky also provide leadership for Gateway School of Ministry (GSM).  

Their desire for GSM is to equip believers and raise up messengers filled with the spirit of wisdom and revelation - those who will transform communities, cities and nations for the glory of God and the advancement of the Kingdom.

Josh and Becky also serve together as part of the worship community at Gateway. They have a passion to see a Davidic army of musicians and singers arise who are filled with the knowledge and glory of God - those who will release the sound of The Lord that shifts the atmosphere throughout The Earth.

Mike & Jessica Thibodeau


Mike and Jessica serve as the worship directors at Gateway HOPE Center. Jessica is an anointed worship leader who desires to be a vessel through which the sound of the Lord is released. Together, Mike and Jessica long to partner with the heart of the Father and release His Kingdom through music and lifestyle. As musicians themselves, they desire to raise up singers and musicians who are walking in complete wholeness and can release a pure sound. Mike and Jessica also have a  heart for community in the Body of Christ. They long to see people break down walls and come together in vulnerability and true sacrificial love for one another. Additionally, they have a love for coffee and own a roasting company called

 Seven Embers Coffee