From its beginning, Gateway Church has experienced God's blessings. Gateway's name and basis for ministry is inspired by the biblical account of Jacob's encounter with God. When Jacob realized God was with him, he exclaimed, "It is none other than the house of God—the gateway to heaven!" (Genesis 28:17, NLT) Jacob realized that God had a unique purpose for his life. At Gateway we, too, recognize that God has a plan for each person's life.
In February of 2000, Gateway Church began in the home of Pastor Robert Morris.
On Sunday, April 9, 2000, Pastor Jimmy Evans and the elders of Trinity Fellowship prayed for and sent out Pastor Robert and the founding elders of Gateway, and the church officially began on Easter that year. As our apostolic and spiritual covering, Trinity Fellowship Church continues to be an invaluable support to our ministry.
Gateway's first service was held at the Hilton Hotel in Grapevine, Texas, on Easter Sunday of 2000.