Join Us For Worship

Sunday 9:30 a.m.    Sunday School for Children & Life Groups for Adults              10:45 a.m.   Adult Worship/Kids Worship
6:30 p.m.    Evening Worship
 
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.   AWANA
                   Life University
                   Adult  Bible Studies
 
 
Welcome,
 
Here at Gateway, we desire to be a people passionate in our love for the Lord and for others. We are excited to worship with you today, and we sincerely hope that you will feel welcomed and at home.
 
-Pastor Brent Patrick

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About Us

Strategically located just outside the heart of Virginia Beach Town Center and easily accessed by I-264, Gateway is a vibrant fellowship dedicated to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. We desire to be a people passionate in our love for the Lord and for others. Whether you are new to the area or just to our church, we sincerely hope that you will feel welcomed and at home.

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What To Expect

We understand that visiting a new place can be intimidating. At Gateway, we promise a warm welcome from people the moment you enter the building. Please stop by the information center in the main foyer where we will be happy to assist you. Gateway is a church designed to encourage spiritual growth in a safe and healthy environment. We value our visitors and welcome you as an honored guest.

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible to be the Word of God and we hold to the doctrines of the Trinity; salvation by trusting in Jesus Christ; repentance from sin; and that Christians are to live lives separate from conformities to this world. 

our statement of faith

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost

Matthew 28:19

Ministries

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Children
 
We know that your child is your most valuable possession.   At Gateway we strive to provide your child with safe, wholesome, and exciting programs which promote character and spiritual growth.
 
Programs:
 
Sunday School | 9:30AM
AWANA| Wednesday 7PM
Upward Sports, camps, activities, and more
 
Contact:
Paula Patrick

ladies group

Women

Gateway women’s ministry, LIGHT, seeks to provide opportunities where our ladies can intentionally use their gifts and abilities to encourage, uplift, and strengthen one another. We have  a variety of ways you can get involved. LIGHT changes a dark world.
 
Programs:
Life Groups | 9:30AM
Bible Study | Wednesday 7PM
Spring/Fall Bible Study Electives
Tuesday AM and Tuesday PM
 
Contact:
Paula Patrick

men group

Men

Our men’s ministry is designed for relational discipleship to be at the core of what we do. Whether it’s on the softball field or at the breakfast table, Christ should be the link that binds us together and defines how we act and react to one another.
 
Programs:
Life Groups | 9:30AM
Bible Study | Wednesday 7PM
 
Contact: Pastor Brent Patrick

teen

Teens
Gateway’s student ministry seeks to provide a community of fellowship for our teens that fosters growth in faith and knowledge of Christ. Regular activities include Wednesday night Bible studies, “Drop-In” get-togethers, retreats, camps, and mission trips.
 
Programs:
Sunday School | 9:30AM
Visitation | Wednesday 3:30PM
Bible Study | Wednesday 7PM
Camps, activities, and more
 
Contact: Michael Smith
LifeGroups
LifeGroups are an integral part of our adult ministry at Gateway. Whether you’re just starting college or enjoying retirement, we all need a group in which we can connect, build relationships, and grow in the Lord. Each Sunday morning our LifeGroups meet at 9:30. Come find a place to belong..
 
 
Bus
 
Since September of 1971, Gateway has seen literally thousands of children and their families come to Sunday school and church! Some of our own church and school staff came to us as a result of being saved through the bus ministry.
 
Contact:
Paula Patrick
Academy
 
Gateway Christian Academy is a private Christian school which is interested in educating the whole person.  We feel that it is vitally important to train young people spiritually, academically, socially and physically. 
 
Contact: Pam Werner
 
 

Sermon Archive

Nov 18, 2018
Words to Live By 06 Praise
Series: Sunday AM
"Words to Live By 06 Praise" from 11-18-2018 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
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  • Nov 18, 2018Words to Live By 06 Praise
    Nov 18, 2018
    Words to Live By 06 Praise
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Words to Live By 06 Praise" from 11-18-2018 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
  • Nov 11, 2018Words to Live By 04 Rejoice
    Nov 11, 2018
    Words to Live By 04 Rejoice
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Words to Live By 04 Rejoice" from 11-11-2018 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
  • Nov 4, 2018Words to Live By 02 Equip
    Nov 4, 2018
    Words to Live By 02 Equip
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Words to Live By 02 Equip" from 11-04-2018 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 28, 2018Words to Live By 01 Respect
    Oct 28, 2018
    Words to Live By 01 Respect
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Words to Live By 01 Respect" from 10-28-2018 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 21, 2018The Effects of Following Christ
    Oct 21, 2018
    The Effects of Following Christ
    Series: Sunday AM
    "The Effects of Following Christ" from 10-21-2018 Sun AM by Brian Williams. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 14, 2018Make a Move
    Oct 14, 2018
    Make a Move
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Make a Move" from 10-14-2018 Sun AM by Brent Patrick and Michael Smith. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
  • Oct 7, 2018Gateway’s 75th birthday- Continuing the Journey
    Oct 7, 2018
    Gateway’s 75th birthday- Continuing the Journey
    Series: Sunday AM
    "Gateway's 75th birthday- Continuing the Journey" from 10-07-2018 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
  • Sep 30, 2018No Drama Allowed- Stop Your Jealousy
    Sep 30, 2018
    No Drama Allowed- Stop Your Jealousy
    Series: Sunday PM
    "No Drama Allowed- Stop Your Jealousy" from 09-30-2018 Sun PM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
  • Sep 30, 2018No Drama Allowed- Stop Blaming the Devil
    Sep 30, 2018
    No Drama Allowed- Stop Blaming the Devil
    Series: Sunday AM
    "No Drama Allowed- Stop Blaming the Devil" from 09-30-2018 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.
  • Sep 23, 2018No Drama Allowed- Stop Being Judgmental
    Sep 23, 2018
    No Drama Allowed- Stop Being Judgmental
    Series: Sunday PM
    "No Drama Allowed- Stop Being Judgmental" from 09-23-2018 Sun AM by Brent Patrick. Released: 2018. Genre: speech.

 News & Events 

Happy 75th Birthday, Gateway!
Join us Sunday, October 7th for our 75th Birthday!! We will celebrate God’s faithfulness to our ministry as we trust Him for the exciting future ahead.
LifeGroups and Sunday School begin at 9:30 am and our Morning Worship starts at 10:45 am.  Join us for our birthday party after the service complete with cake and ice cream!
 

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Gateway Free Will Baptist Church
5473 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462