Hear stories from pastors, missionaries and educators sharing the unchanging Gospel in their ministry context.

To Live Biblically – My Family

My oldest son, Micah, has Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, a neurological disorder he was diagnosed with at 5 months of age. He is non-verbal, cognitively around 3-4 years old, and has some significant behavioral issues.

Kelly Womack
Trustee at Gateway Seminary
Kelly Womack lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her husband and sons. She earned a MDiv from Gateway Seminary in 2003.

Prayer Sparks

Pastor Jon Varner shares what he learned developing a practice of combining his daily Bible reading and prayer.

Jon Varner
Lead Pastor
Jon Varner is the lead pastor at Valley View Christian Church in Kent, Washington.

When God Works Before Your Very Eyes

Gateway student Natalie Hernandez reflects on following the leading of the Holy Spirit during a recent Beyond Trip to Southeast Asia.

Natalie Hernandez
Gateway Student
Natalie Hernandez is a current MDiv student at Gateway, and has served in various volunteer roles at her church, Cosecha, in Riverside, CA, over the past 10 years.

Choosing Worship This Christmas

Gateway alum Kelly Womack finds what prepares her heart for the Christmas season the most, is the music.

Kelly Womack
Trustee at Gateway Seminary
Kelly Womack lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her husband and sons. She earned a MDiv from Gateway Seminary in 2003.

Missional Living is Obedient Living

Missional living begins with faith and obedience. The call to follow Jesus gives every believer the privilege of participating in the Great Commission.

Rebecca Lee
Cross-Cultural Worker
Rebecca earned her MAIS at Gateway Seminary in 2021. She has been preparing to move overseas and will begin cross-cultural work with the IMB.

The Missional Obligation

Recent Gateway alum John Varghese reflects on the Beyond Trip to Panama City this past spring break.

John Varghese
Alumni 2023
John Varghese graduated in 2023 with a Master of Theological Studies.

Red on the Door: Revenge or Redemption

Elective abortion employs the wrong authority, the wrong rationale, the wrong victim, and the wrong end.

Ryan Rindels
Pastor of Bell Road Baptist Church in Auburn
Pastor Ryan Rindels resides with his wife Janai in Auburn, CA. Ryan received his Master of Divinity in 2014 and recently completed his Ph.D. in Theology from Gateway Seminary.

Twelve Days of Christmas 2022

Gateway's Twelve Days of Christmas launches on December 12!

Tyler Sanders
Director of Communications
Tyler Sanders is director of communications at Gateway Seminary. He is an avid fan of Ole Miss football, a Gateway alum, and has been known to, from time to time, hold down a funky bass line.

Laundry of Love

People's material needs matter, and meeting them can be a bridge to the gospel. Joshua Ray writes about his church's participation in sharing the love of Jesus through laundry.

Joshua Ray is co-director of music ministry at his church and associate government program analyst for the state of California. He earned a master of divinity from Gateway Seminary in 2017 and a BA in literature from CSULB in 2010.

Terminally Missional

"Living missionally" was something so clear throughout Dr. Reed's years in ministry and education. However, a recent diagnosis of terminal cancer brings a new and different meaning.

J.T. served as the associate director of the doctor of ministry program and professor of leadership formation. As retired faculty, he continues to teach as senior professor of leadership formation. While pastoring he earned a M.Div., Th.M. and D.Min. from Gateway.