OUR STORY

 
 
 
 
 
 

Who is Gateway?

Our Story
With a rich history in the Hampton Roads area of over 75 years, Gateway Church operates and ministers with the purpose of being a gateway where people can access the love and forgiveness of Christ in Virginia Beach, worship among a family of believers, grow their faith in truth and service, and go out into the world to impact people for the cause of Christ. And the mission of Gateway Church is far from over! There is work to do as we join efforts together to reach our community with the gospel.
 
Our Mission
To help people experience Christ (believe & belong), grow in Christ (learn & live), and take Christ to the world (serve & share)!
 
Our Beliefs
The Holy Scriptures We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God giving final authority for faith and life.
 
God the Father
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the eternal and infinite Creator of all things, in whom, we live and have our being.
 
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
 
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
 
Salvation
We believe in salvation by grace totally apart from any human merit. Salvation is bestowed by a gracious God upon unworthy man conditioned solely upon his faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work on Calvary.
 
Security of the Believer
We believe the Word of God teaches the security of the believer, that God will keep securely in His hand those who are trusting in Jesus, but offers absolutely no hope for that person who is not trusting in Christ.
 
The Church
We believe the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again individuals. We believe the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures.
 
Baptism
We believe in water baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is commanded by God, it is subsequent to conversion, and it is not a saving ordinance but an outward sign of an inward work. We believe in water baptism by submersion.
 
Marriage
We believe Biblical marriage is the joining of one naturally born man and one naturally born woman.
 
Sanctity of Life
We believe human life begins at conception and the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder.
 
Missions
We believe God has given the church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations.
 
Our Core Values
  • Relational worship
  • Relevant teaching
  • Gospel impact
  • Fervent prayer
  • Spiritual leaders
  • Healthy families
  • Lasting friendships