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Gateway Sunday Service

Are you looking for a church in Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, or Washington, DC? Gateway Church is an International Christian Fellowship of about 100 clubs with over 70,000 members. We believe that people are saved by grace through faith apart from any work or merit. Our services are on Sundays at 10am and 5pm and Wednesdays at 7pm.

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Gateway Church is a community committed to growing people with a passion for God. Their purpose is to help people to encounter Christ and build their lives around him.  Their goal is to love the city of Sacramento and partner with it’s leaders in proclaiming Christ, in worship, and serving his people through: • Churches • Community • Sanitation • Education • Music

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Gateway Church service times are as follows:

Sunday: 9:30am-11:00am (Worship Service)

Sunday: 11:00am-Noon (Nursery Care Available)


SUNDAY 9:00 A.M. AND 11:00 A.M. 

Our Weekend Worship services are the cornerstone events that bring all of Gateway’s people together. Our goal on the weekend is quite simple—to give you an opportunity to connect with God. We hope you will come worship with us soon.

A typical worship service consists of a time of worship music, some announcements, maybe a video, and a teaching time usually presented by our Lead Pastor, Bob Barnes.

Our praise and worship time is designed to help each of us focus our hearts and minds on God. We use a blend of mostly contemporary music with occasional hymns presented in a contemporary style.

We frequently use short video presentations when appropriate and fitting to the message or worship. They include testimonies, prayers, sketches, and teaching-helps.

Our teaching is usually presented as a verse-by-verse journey through a book of the Bible or sometimes in a short series format addressing either a timely topic or smaller portion of the Bible. Every message is designed to help you connect with God through an increased understanding of who he is and what he says to us through his word, the Bible. Join us this coming weekend for worship: On Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

GateWay Church in Visalia is committed to the “Good News” that we can all have a relationship with God through His son Jesus. You will find a church that is warm and friendly. The whole family can find a place to belong and grow in the Lord!


In all of our teaching at Gateway our desire is to help people connect with the Lord Jesus Christ through a deeper understanding of his timeless message for us—the Bible. These statements guide some of the core principles that we teach from his Word.

We believe the Bible is inspired by God, true and authoritative.

  • II Timothy 3:16-17   All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
  • Psalm 19:7   The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

We believe in one God eternally existing as three distinct and equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

  • Jeremiah 10:10a   But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King.
  • Matthew 3:16-17   As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
  • II Corinthians 13:14   May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. 

  • John 1:1-3   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
  • Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
  • Galatians 4:4-5   But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

We believe that people were created in the image of God but that all have sinned, and are therefore alienated from God and unable to remedy their lost condition. 

  • Genesis 1:27   So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
  • Romans 3:23   …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…
  • Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We believe that Jesus died as a sacrifice for sin and that all who believe in Him are justified before God. 

  • I Peter 1:18-19   For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
  • I Peter 2:24   “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
  • Romans 5:9   Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Ephesians 2:8-9   For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.
  • John 1:12-13   Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

We believe that Jesus rose from the dead, ascended to heaven, and that He is presently in heaven as our High Priest and Advocate. 

  • Acts 10:39-40   “We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a cross, but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.”
  • Acts 1:9-11   After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
  • Hebrews 7:24-25   …because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

We believe that Jesus will physically return to earth to establish His kingdom.

  • I Thessalonians 4:16-17   For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
  • Matthew 25:31-34   “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.'”

We believe that a church consists of a company of baptized believers who have voluntarily associated themselves for worship, instruction, fellowship, service and evangelism.

  • Matthew 16:18   And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 
  • Acts 2:42-47   They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
  • Hebrews 10:24-25   And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

We believe that all who have faith in Christ should follow His example of baptism by immersion–a symbol of the essential facts of redemption (dependence on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus). We also believe that we are to regularly proclaim His death through the symbols of the bread and cup in the Lord’s Supper.

  • Matthew 28:18-20  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
  • I Corinthians 11:23-26   The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Weekend Services | Live at All Campuses!

Exciting news: All our Gateway campuses are having weekend services in person again!

We can’t wait to worship with you! Right now, our service times are 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday, and for your safety, we will be closely following health and government guidelines.

Things to Know Before the Service

  • We will follow Governor Abbott’s state guidelines on physical distancing and sanitization to ensure everyone has a safe space to worship in. See our Reopening FAQ.
  • Please observe physical distancing by keeping two empty seats between seated parties.
  • In-person children’s ministry will not be available. Children are welcome to attend the service with you and encouraged to bring a tablet or mobile device with earbuds to watch their very own Bible lesson at
  • Please wear a face mask to and from your seat. (You may remove it while seated if you are unable to keep it on during the length of the service.)
  • In addition to our corporate prayer time, we invite you to text PRAYER to 71010 to receive personal prayer.
  • Please join us online this week if you’ve had: a fever of 100 degrees or above, a cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, or contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 (in the past 14 days).

What to Expect

We will continue having our full online experience for those who want to continue worshipping with us from home. But no matter where we gather—in person or online, here or there—we’re Gateway together! #gatewaytogether


Enjoyment and employment are not the only reasons to worship together. A successful ministry depends on people of faith connecting their hearts and minds to the heart and mind of God. As a result, even if you don’t live in the same city or state as your church members, you can worship with them online. Gateway Church’s app for Google Calendar provides a chance for both newcomers and long-time members alike to stay connected to each other and the leading of God.