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!
Looking for a place to belong? These "Birds on a Wire" in this video weren't too welcoming. Come to Starting Point on Sunday, January 21 3-5pm and you will be welcomed warmly!
Starting Point is an informal time to meet Pastor Fred and Maredith in their home, ask questions, share about your own journey, find out more about GateWay while getting to know other families.
Starting Point is held at Pastor Fred and Marediths home which is a 1/2 mile up from the church. Childcare is available by reservation at GateWay. Drinks and light snacks are served.
Please RSVP to Fred's assistant, Terri Buller at email@example.com, call GateWay Bible at 438-0646 or come by the courtyard after each service to sign up.Birds on a wire... made by PIXAR ... See MoreSee Less
This month we were invited to join 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting. How is it going? Haven’t started? It’s not too late! There are a variety of ways we can fast. Some people are fasting the entire 21 Days, some are fasting specific days of the week, giving up certain meals, or fasting social media. What about fasting the smartphone or computer first thing in the morning and replacing it with prayer and the Word? These are just ideas. Do what God directs you to do.
We set aside food, drink or a behavior for a season to focus on God and draw closer to him, to recharge our spiritual batteries, renew our passion for God, get direction for the days ahead and healing for our brokenness. How is He speaking to you during this season of prayer?
“Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matt. 6:10 ... See MoreSee Less
Check out the new lobby art designed by our own Debbie Hooper. Zoom in to check out the cool detail. Come Sunday to hear more about GateWay Vision 2018. And thank you to Alyssa, Hannah, Jamie, Jo, Josh, Emily and Dave who filled in the design! ... See MoreSee Less
Please share! You are invited to join us for Christmas Eve Morning for “Jesus, God‘s Greatest Gift“ on Sunday, December 24 at 9:30am and 11am. Nursery through Preschool programs provided at each gathering.
Christmas Eve MorningDec 24, 9:30amGateway Bible Church of Scotts ValleyPlease share! You are invited to join us for Christmas Eve Morning for “Jesus, God‘s Greatest Gift“ on Sunday, December 24 at 9:30am and 11am. Nursery through Preschool programs provided at each gathering.... See MoreSee Less
Family Fun Night Sunday, December 10th 5-8pm $5 per person or $10 per family (for dinner and treats) Join us for dinner and a movie! We will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, salad & drinks in the courtyard (Youth Center if it's raining) from 5-6pm and then move into the chapel for popcorn and candy while we watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Invite your friends!!! The movie is free! Dinner and treats are $5 per person or $10 per family. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will start in a couple more weeks!When this mother took her little boy to the store, he was amazed by all the holiday decorations that were displayed inside. As they strolled around the store... ... 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