Meet the staff

We have a passion for people, our city, and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great leaders and their God-given abilities; we're always pressing forward in our call to love God and others.

  • Rev. Tim Mercaldo

    Lead Pastor

    Responsibilities: Casting and execution of church mission and vision. Pastoral oversight of staff and membership. Leading the Ministry Directors as they lead the four areas of focus at Gateway. Worship, Kids, Students and Small Groups. Preaching and Teaching

    What I like most about Gateway: Our Mission - Belong. Believe. Become.

  • Rev. Jim Dickinson

    Executive Director

    Responsibilities: Promotions/Graphics, Life Groups, Fresh Start Groups (basic Christianity), and the Audio-Visual Team. Assists the Lead Pastor with worship experience planning.

    What I like most about Gateway: Passion to Reach, Serve, and Connect with others in their journey to/with Jesus.

  • Rev. Christopher Flynn

    Director of Student Ministries

    Responsibilities: I oversee the Junior High, High School, and Young Adults ministries.

    What I like most about Gateway: The people. Gateway is an incredibly welcoming and friendly place and I see God working here in tremendous ways.

  • Jerry Feola

    Director of Counseling

    Responsibilities: Director of Counseling.

    What I like most about Gateway: Its commitment to the Lord, its people, its energy.

  • Dr. Daniel Mercaldo

    Founding Pastor - Retired

    Responsibilities: Assists Lead Pastor, Rev. Tim Mercaldo, with preaching and teaching as needed. 

    What I like most about Gateway: From our beginning, our passion has been the reaching those who need to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and help them become mature and reproducing disciples of Christ

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