We are an evangelical, multi-generational church that believes in the positive life change experienced through a dynamic relationship with Jesus. Our passion is to help people live authentic, Christ-centered lives both inside and outside the church!
Excited to start decorating for Christmas? Here at GateWay, we’re getting ready to transform the stage to show that the gift of JESUS is worth getting excited about! Would you like to lend a hand? We are in need of large cardboard boxes 📦 and hands to wrap them up pretty. Contact the church office at 831-438-0646 or email email@example.com. We will start in a couple more weeks! ... See MoreSee Less
We received a nice thank you card this week: “As you all know, our community experienced a devastating fire recently. We lost lives, homes and businesses. What we gained was a more powerful love of God and his goodness. That goodness is you and your GateWay family: helping, praying and making us here in Sonoma County feel your blessings and love. Your generous gift will help many of those in need in our community. Thank you and God bless! “
We received this thank you in response to a $5000 donation to Napa/Sonoma fire relief through Global Impact. ... See MoreSee Less
The GLOBAL IMPACT team has donated $5000 towards the Sonoma & Napa County Fires Fund. We are all concerned for the Napa/Sonoma and surrounding communities affected by the recent fires. Let's join in prayer for these communities and the first responders. Pray for the broader body of Christ as they are challenged in serving their families and communities in the midst of loss. GateWay is a member of NextGen Churches, an association of churches networked together in Northern California and Nevada. The funds will be distributed to NextGen churches in Santa Rosa (Spring Hills and Redemption Hill Churches, who are coordinating with FEMA and other local churches) as they serve those affected by this devastation. ... See MoreSee Less
Are you new to GateWay or never attended a Starting Point? If so, you are invited to attend our Starting Point gathering THIS Sunday, October 22, 3-5pm at the home of Pastor Fred & Maredith. Light snacks will be served and childcare is available. Message us, or just talk to Fred or Maredith this Sunday morning. We’d love to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
New to GateWay or never attended a Starting Point? If so, you are invited to attend our Starting Point gathering Sunday, October 22, 3-5pm at the home of Pastor Fred & Maredith. Light snacks will be served and childcare is available. ... See MoreSee Less
The memorial for Lanett Forster will be at Mt. Hermon Conference Center Youth Memorial on Monday, October 16 at 2pm. Lanett was a faithful member of GateWay for many years and will be dearly missed. Friends of Lanett are welcome to attend her memorial. ... See MoreSee Less
Renee Bogden was a member of GateWay over 10 years ago before her and her family moved to Australia. Renee passed away this summer and a memorial will be held here at GateWay on Saturday, Oct. 21st at 3:00 pm. All who knew Renee are welcome to attend. ... See MoreSee Less
GLENNON CULWELL, ORIGINAL PASTOR FOR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH (Gateway Bible Church), FOUNDER OF BAYMONTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, & 2-TIME SCOTTS VALLEY MAYOR PASSES AWAY Services will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 10am for Glennon Culwell, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on September 25th, 2017 in Scotts Valley. He was 91 years old.
Glennon was born in a small farm house on the plains of West Texas on August 26, 1926. During his childhood years, Glennon helped his family work a cotton and dairy farm. In 1944, at the age of 17, he enlisted (claiming to be 18) in the army and served briefly on the Philippine Island of Luzon in the last days of World War 2. He later graduated from Chico State College and Southwest Baptist Seminary. He met his beloved wife, Jeannie, when she was caring for his mother at Cook Memorial Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. They were married for 53 years until her death in 2007.
Glennon moved his wife and two daughters to Scotts Valley, California in 1958 when he became the Pastor of Valley Baptist Church, which is now known as Gateway Bible Church. He pastored the church for 28 years, during which time he led in the founding of Baymonte Christian School in 1968. The church and school have ministered to countless families in Scotts Valley and the surrounding communities.
Glennon retired from his full time ministry at the church in 1986, but continued to actively minister throughout Northern California as an Interim/Transitional Pastor with, what is now known as, Next Generation Churches. During that same time, he served on the Scotts Valley City Council from 1987 to 1991. He served as the City's Mayor his final two years on the council.
He is survived by his five children, Shirley Bramer of Auburn, Janet Culwell of Scotts Valley, Christian Culwell of Santa Maria, Andrew Culwell of Napa and Stephen Duncan of Boulder Creek; foster children David Newton of Ontario, Lisa Bauer of Ben Lomond, Daniel Newton of Illinois and Michael Williams of Oregon. Glennon also leaves his brother Bob Culwell of Texas, seven grandchilden and four great grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, October 21st at Gateway Bible Church, 5000 Granite Creek Road, Scotts Valley, beginning at 10:00 AM. Pastor Brad Franklin and Glennon's son, Chris Culwell will officiate the ceremony with Pastor Fred Hennes. Any kind acts of charity may be made in Glennon's memory to Baymonte Christian School, C/O Gateway Bible Church. ... See MoreSee Less
Sermon Study Join us! Starting this Sunday! With the positive response to people desiring to join a LIFE GROUP, we found ourselves with not enough groups to offer everyone. Beginning this Sunday, October 1st, we will be offering a 5 week alternative to LIFE GROUPS on Sunday mornings during the 2nd service called a Sermon Study Class. It will begin at 11am in the Culwell Den. This class will be similar to LIFE GROUPS in that we will be discussing the sermon notes and growing together as we study the Word and begin to apply it to our lives. Eric and Donna Kvamme will be facilitating the class. We hope to see you there Sunday 11am! ... See MoreSee Less
"You poke my heart!" Ouch, sometimes REALationships can hurt our heart! Here's the video clip Fred used in his sermon to illustrate resolving offenses. www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZOh3ugKulQYou Poke My Heart You Poke My Heart You Poke My Heart You Poke My Heart You Poke My Hea rYou Poke My Heart ... See MoreSee Less
Date: September 30, 2017 Registration: 9:30-10:30am Walk/Run: 10:30am Lunch and Prizes: 11:30-12:30pm Location: Shrine of St. Joseph (544 West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz)
Help Pregnancy Resource Center continue to serve the women, families and youth in Santa Cruz County who are encountering life-changing decisions. Register online at prcwalk.org by September 29th at 5pm. There are many ways you can help (walk/run, volunteer to help, pray, make a donation). Go to prcwalk.org for a form or for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
What a beautiful name it is...the name of Jesus! The words in this song are powerful. Can't wait to sing it together this Sunday! www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5L6QlAH3L4The official Lyric Video for "What A Beautiful Name" from our new album 'let there be light'' recorded live at Hillsong Conference in Sydney! Get your copy n... ... See MoreSee Less
Life groups embrace a biblical culture of living out our Christian faith together, meeting for 10 weeks to do a sermon-based Bible study. Our first seven life groups just launched. If you expressed interest and weren't able to get in a group this time, please know that we are praying for more leaders and hosts who can accommodate all the requests we received. The next term will launch in January. If you signed up online, please know we experienced a computer glitch and were not notified of those sign-ups. Please let us know via communication card or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or already expressed interest and didn't hear back. Thank you for your patience! We are praying for our church to be full of thriving life groups building meaningful relationships with each other with God and His Word. ... See MoreSee Less
Middle school students, Beach Day is this Saturday, September 16, 11am-3pm. Skim, surf, boogie, and slack line or just come hang out. Bring a sack lunch. We'll be at the cement ship. ... See MoreSee Less
Fridays at Five is today! Join us every Friday at 5 PM for food distribution to any who are in need. We meet in front of the church office inside the carport.
Did you know Scotts Valley market donates 5% of purchases to Fridays at five? Just mention GateWay or give them our office number 438–0646 at check out and the donation will be credited to our GateWay rewards points to benefit Fridays at Five. ... See MoreSee Less