Children's Ministry

 Pastor Chipo Makwakwa

Pastor Chipo Makwakwa

Your VBS crew is busy planning an exciting week-long event of learning, growing, and just plain fun. We need workers! Please click on the volunteer registration link to sign up to help with this event.  You will be blessed as you give to the kids! 

Pastor Chipo and her family moved to the USA from Zimbabwe in 2001 and 2002 respectively She is married to Luke and together they keep young as they parent their three children Kelly, James, and Juliet. Chipo graduated from Nazarene Bible College with a Bachelor Of Arts In Ministry degree. She joined the staff at Gateway in July 2017 as Children’s Pastor. She is passionate about pointing children to Jesus and training them up in the way they should go!

Sundays at Gateway


Every Sunday during each service our nursery is available for children 0-2 years old. All of our nursery staff is required to have a background check and to be CPR certified. We use a pager system to contact parents/legal guardian should an issue arise during our services. A snack of Goldfish and water are also provided during services. 


Each Sunday our preschool kids ages 3 years old (by September of the current school year) through kindergarten enjoy their own activities during the 8:30am and 11am services, and they have their own Sunday School class at 9:45. You can rest assured that your child will receive quality care, as all of our preschool staff are required to have a background check. 


We strive for your child to have meaningful experiences during our Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 am services. 
Kids worship is available for grades 1st-5th grade during adult worship times.


is offered at 9:45 and offers grade appropriate classes. 


At the Saturday evening 5twenty service, your children will attend their own special activities.

Special programming

Gateway Children's Ministries offer special events for children throughout the year. Check your weekly bulletin or the website calendar for details.