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The Gate Campus
Our church grew out of three former Bible works that initially started in 1917, officially becoming 'The Alliance Tabernacle" on Jan 1st, 1941. The church was located on Temperance St., with an attendance of 125. Sustained growth made possible property purchase in the expanding north end on Glengate St. and so "Glengate Alliance Church'' became a reality in 1968 with a new church building. Steady growth continued and over the years and attendance averaged around 300 in 2000. In 2004, the former St. Michael's High School (previously Lord Elgin School) was purchased at 6009 Valley Way. In 2010 a portion of the building was renovated to house 34 seniors’ apartments and in 2011 the residents moved into their new ‘homes’. The church name was changed to ''The Gate Alliance Church" in the Autumn of 2018.
The unique model of The Gate Campus allows for several different organizations, businesses and ministries to operate. For more information these various groups, please visit our RENTALS website.
In December 2022, the ABIDE CAFE was opened to our community for people to use as a place to unwind, meet with others, study for school, etc. The Abide Cafe is a space where our community can come together to get to know one another while enjoying a complimentary coffee or tea and some fresh baked goodies. There is a large selection of reading resources available and board games to play too.
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Pastor Mark and Glenda began ministering at The Gate Church in October 2018. He was, and still is, very intrigued by the unique ministry model of the church and how it is using its 100,000 square foot building as a ministry tool for God’s kingdom work in their community. Mark has pastored for over 33 years in a range of church contexts from rural to urban and from 20 to 2000 people in Sunday attendance. He is now in his eighth year working in The Church Renewal movement across Canada and the world. For the past three years he has been helping to equip other pastors by serving as a Church Renewal coach.
He is truly blessed with his best friend, ministry partner and wife Glenda. She has had a huge impact on the work of the Church by leading Life Groups and serving as The Gate's Prayer Coordinator. Glenda is being mentored in Church Renewal and coaching other pastors' wives. She does all of this while working full time as a school secretary. Mark and Glenda are always grateful when they can escape together to Cape Cod to be refreshed.
Mark finds the Bible book of Nehemiah to be very inspiring as it shares how Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in 52 days. He sees many similarities between the challenges Nehemiah faced in his day with how pastors are called to lead the Church today.
When asked to name a few highlights from his ministry he answered - Spending one on one mentoring time with Bob Goff, the 6:30am prayer meetings at NCCTK.com, watching ushers having to pull out chairs week after week to accommodate all the people coming to church and anytime he can have sushi with Associate Pastor David Gagné.
David & Isabelle Gagné
David - Associate Pastor / Campus Director @
Isabelle - Bookkeeper @
David & Isabelle have a desire and passion to see others come to the fullness of what Jesus referenced as the "abundant life" and with unspeakable joy. Together they have served in various ministries and teams over 25 years. As the Campus Couple, they are engaged in all aspects of what's happening at The Gate and desire to build relationships with Gate members, Gate tenants and renters as well as the surrounding community and city of Niagara Falls.
As Campus Director, David is involved in several aspects of the daily functions and weekend gatherings at The Gate. With over 30 years as a design professional, integrated with project management skills, he blends his skills and talents to serve in various ministries at The Gate. At The Gate, he is responsible for digital ministry, rental coordination, various administration duties and other ministry related tasks. Isabelle provides bookkeeping services to The Gate as well as small-to-medium sized businesses and not-for-profit agencies through her business, Gagne Solutions. Together they have three adult children.
David & Isabelle also provide personal finance coaching helping others to get on a plan, get out of debt and plan and prepare for their future. They have been able to help hundreds of Canadians learn how to take control of their money by learning the basics of personal finance and biblical principles when it comes to money. (TheMoneyPlan.ca)
In 2020, David retired from the Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary after serving 10 years serving as the Administrative Staff Sergeant for West Region Ontario.
We thrive as a church to worship God as a family, to encourage and serve one another and to reach our community.
Founded in the 1880s, (The Alliance Canada) is committed to Jesus and his mission. We are a group of approximately 440 local churches in Canada, and we send people to live on mission locally and globally. We aim to be a Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused movement in everything that we do.
The fourfold gospel describes the historic emphasis of the C&MA on the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our Saviour, our Sanctifier, our Healer, and our Coming King. These aspects of the ministry of Jesus is what defined the C&MA more than 100 years ago and continues to lay out the foundation of our work today.
Our Saviour — The cross typifies Jesus Christ our Saviour. He died on a cross for our sins, and only through him can we be made right with God. (John 3:16)
Our Sanctifier — The laver illustrates Christ as our Sanctifier. The laver, a large basin used in God’s temple for washing, represents cleansing from sin by the power of the Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)
Our Healer — The pitcher symbolizes Christ our Healer. It speaks of oil for divine life and physical healing. (Isaiah 53:4-5)
Our Coming King — The crown stands for Christ our Coming King. He will come back to this earth and reign forever. (Acts 1:11)
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