Our Team
Lead Pastor: Terry Thompson & Deb (The Pastor’s Keeper)
My wife Deborah and I have a true heart for God. The first and greatest
commandment in God’s Word says in
Matthew 22:36-38,
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
”We believe we are called to be lovers of God, first and most importantly. We desire to hear from
God, and we are patiently waiting on Him, and passionately run after Him with everything we have.
Matthew 22:39 & 40 says, “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” My family has a strong desire to love people and be real with them, our church is our family. We want God to have His way with all areas of
our families’ lives and the church, so we listen very closely to what He speaks to us. It is vital that our family hears God and is obedient to Him and the direction He would have us go. God has blessed in our ministry for us to see people’s eyes open up to the realization that God wants to be a part of our everyday life. My philosophy of ministry is to show people God by teaching the word, living it out in front of them, then letting God convict their hearts
in the way He sees fit.
Ministries Music and Worship
Is there a place for everyone to be involved musically at Gates of Praise? Absolutely! The Scriptures
are filled with instruction to sing praise to God. Even Jesus sang hymns with his disciples. We include the singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16) at nearly every gathering
- from worship services to leadership meetings, retreats and fellowship groups.