About Us

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who we are

Here's the deal, The Gate cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. We are a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.

Where we come from

The Gate is over 106 years old. Our church was started many years ago in this same neighborhood. As you get to know us you'll notice that we are still very connected with our neighborhood.

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, The Gate is committed to going beyond the walls of a building and bringing our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, strangers from the crowd of the world to the core of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. As we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ. We have Hubs and Campuses that are all over the Chicagoland Region and across the nation. We are growing down deep roots together and have a passion to see families in revival. We love to meet the needs of our community. From the youngest to the oldest there is something for everyone at The Gate.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at The Gate. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the family.

Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. Or if you'd simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, click the button below.

Our Vision

Genesis 28:17

He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” 


 To be a gateway to take a person from the crowd of the world into the core of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.


 Those who have yet realized they need Jesus Christ. This is our target


 Those seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ.


 Those who have chosen to make Christ their Lord and Savior.


 Those who have chosen to serve and lead at The Gate


 Those who are Directors and Decision makers in The Gate.

Our Values

What we value: Guard, Atmosphere, Team & Entrance


 – Protection of God

We are a place of safety and security.Our mission is to create a place where people feel the protection of God and the protection of each other. We take great care in creating a safe place of our children and students. We also treat each person who attends The Gate with respect and Honor.

Atmosphere – 

Presence of God

Each of our ministers and Worship experiences is rich with the presence and atmosphere of God. We invite the Holy Spirit to lead in all areas of The Gate. 


 – Authority of God

We believe in the Authority of God as the ultimate Judge of our lives and actions. We also believe in the inherency of Scripture and the Bible is our transcendent standard for life and living. 


 – Access to God

We want to be an entrance for those looking for God. We offer a clear message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in each of our services, classes, and Groups. We believe the Church is the Gateway to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ here on earth.