The mission of Gateway is to lead people into a growing relationship with Christ.
 

our mission is carried out as we Connect, Grow and Serve.

 

connect

We were never meant to journey alone. Connecting with others and building community is a big part of a healthy Christian walk. You can find strength, support and encouragement through prayer, fellowship and close friendships. 

grow

It is a natural order for us to grow, and personal growth should be a daily goal to become all that God has created us to be. Strengthen your faith, and gain knowledge of who God is and who He says you are by attending a Sunday service, or by attending a Next Step gathering. 

serve

There are many opportunities to serve at Gateway. We want to find the best one that suits your passions, personality, and availability. Whatever your interests are, there is a place for you to Serve with us.

Gateway partners with non-profit organizations locally, nationally and globally. We give our resources, time and talents to our partners, and together we become even more successful catalysts for change. Learn more about ways to serve with our Outreach partners. 


leadership

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Dan & amanda edwards

lead pastor

Dan and Amanda were married in Columbus, Ohio in 2005. They youth pastored for 7 years in Columbus, Ohio and Jacksonville, North Carolina, and then in 2012, planted a church in New Albany, Mississippi. Dan has held credentials with the Assemblies of God since 2010 and received his ordination in 2016. 

In 2016, he felt God leading him back to the Columbus area to plant a church.  After connecting with Tom Vasiloff, pastor of Abundant Life, they had a vision to relaunch Abundant Life as Gateway Church. 

Dan and Amanda live in the Columbus area with their three children, Ella, Ethan and Noah.

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TOM & KARINA VASILOFF

administrative pastor

Tom and Karina have been married since 1981 and began pastoring at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Grove City, Ohio in 1991. Tom received a Master of Divinity degree from Regent University in 1990 and has held credentials with the Assemblies of God since 1991. During his time pastoring, he worked as a prison chaplain, and recently retired from Volunteers of America, a Christian social service agency working with homeless families and military vets. He is also a licensed sports official who referees basketball and soccer, and umpires baseball. 

Tom's passion in life is to see people who have been spiritually hurt receive healing and be set free by Christ, so they can become fully aligned with God's purposes and are able to enjoy life again.

Tom's hobbies include sports, cars and biking.  Karina enjoys shopping, walking and going to the beach.  Tom and Karina have 3 sons and love spending time with their 3 granddaughters.

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Tucker Jones

Worship Leader

 

Our Story
 

church heritage

In 1986, Abundant Life Assembly of God was established in Grove City, Ohio. Pastor Tom and Karina Vasiloff began pastoring the church in 1991. Over the next 20 years, the people of Abundant Life were involved in mission trips and local outreaches with prison, nursing home and homeless ministries. They built an additional multi-purpose building in 2008, and then sold the church property to Crosslink Community Church in 2014. After selling the property, they held services at the Broad Street Mission in downtown Columbus to help them with their outreach ministries.

new VIsion

In 2016, Dan and Amanda Edwards came to Abundant Life to become Lead Pastors and help advance the mission of the church for the future. They came together with a vision to return to Grove City and relaunch Abundant Life as Gateway Church. We are holding services each Sunday at the Cornerstone Event Center in Grove City. Learn more about how you can get involved in this exciting new adventure!


our beliefs
 

GOD

God is the Creator of all that exists. He has no beginning and no end. God exists as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He is not removed from our world.  He deeply desires and relentlessly invites us into a relationship of faith, friendship, learning, and service with Him.

Genesis 1:1; John 14:6-9, 15-17 and John 16:7-15; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 4:9-10

JESUS

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.

John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5

BIBLE

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant.

II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26

SALVATION

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.

Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is sent from God to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ. Exemplifying community, the Holy Spirit gives each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character and love among Christians. The Holy Spirit also teaches, comforts and empowers us. 

Acts 1:8; 2:4; Romans 5:5 and Romans 8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 3:16, Ephesians 4:3-4, and Ephesians 5:18; John 14:26 and John 16:7-14