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James and Cindy are the founding pastors of Gateway. They have been married since 1979 and have 5 children; John, Adam, Mary, Bethany, and Stephen. They also have 6 grandchildren; Abbie, Kate, Aaron, Micah, Adalyn and Naomi... and 2 more on the way! They serve together in leadership with Pastor James as Senior Pastor and Pastor Cindy as Executive Pastor. Their gifts and talents compliment each other as they serve God, their family, and Gateway. They are passionate about empowering ordinary people like themselves to do extraordinary things for God.
Marty and Harlene serve as our Youth Pastors of both JR and SR high. The Oeschler's have been members of Gateway since 2003 and have a passion for youth. They have been in ministry over 20 years and have served in two other churches. Marty is a graduate of Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, OK. They have two daughters, Aimee and Alissa. They are dedicated to partnering with parents to raise their children to love and honor God.
John serves as our Music Director at Gateway. John has been married to his beautiful wife, Lindsay, since 2004. They had their first child, Aaron, in February of 2012 and are expecting a new baby in September 2014. John challenges our worship team in not only their musical talents, but also in their worship. He has served on our worship team since 1994 and has been extremely instrumental in the growth and progress ever since. John is also the founder of GTX Strength and Conditioning and continues to serve as coordinator since 2012.
Jennifer currently serves as Worship Leader and Website Manager. Jennifer married her husband, Antoine in April, 2013 and they welcomed their first baby, Taiya, in April 2014. She started out in our Gateway Children's program at age eight and has been attending Gateway ever since. She has a passion for worship and loves to see that grow in this next generation.
Joey Garza serves as Gateway's Worship and Men's Pastor. He has been a member and worship leader at Gateway since 1999 and his passion for worship has been the cornerstone of his existence for over 25 years. Joey pastors our team of worship leaders, and challenges them to press into worship with all that they have. Joey has been married since November 25th, 1981 to his wife Karen and they have three girls; Penny, Jennifer, and Esther and one grandchild; Taiya.
Dianna serves as our church secretary and Freedom Ministries Director. Dianna has been at Gateway since 2000. She and her husband, Mike have been married since September 10th, 1976 and have 3 children, Sherman, Kimberly, and Morgan. Dianna is affectionately known as Queen Di leads our women’s ministry. She loves people and wants to see them walk in victory in every area of their lives.