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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.

The Gate Alliance Church - ariel photo of The Gate Campus
Lead Pastor

Our Team


Mark Royall

Lead Pastor @


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 how the church is using its 120,000 square foot building as a ministry tool for God’s kingdom work in their community. Mark has pastored for over 35 years in various church contexts, from rural to urban, from east to west, and from 20 to 2000 people in attendance. The definition for success he works from is simple, "Success is saying 'yes,' to Jesus." No matter what the context, we all have the opportunity to hear God and respond in faith.


Mark is in his tenth year working with the Church Renewal movement across Canada and the world. For the past ten years he has been mentored weekly in Church Renewal by its founder, Pastor Ray Duerksen. For the past five years Mark has been paying it forward by coaching two weekly groups of his own in Church Renewal consisting of about 20 pastors from across Canada who serve in various denominations.


He is truly blessed by his best friend, ministry partner and wife Glenda. She has had a huge impact on the work of the Church by leading numerous LifeGroups and serving as The Gate's Prayer Leader. Glenda has also been mentored in Church Renewal and has coached other pastors' wives. She does all of this while working full time as a school secretary. This year they are celebrating 40 years of marriage. They are always grateful and excited 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 many years attending the 6:30am prayer meetings at, watching ushers at church having to pull out chairs week after week to accommodate all the people coming to church, the influx of new Canadians joining us at The Gate and anytime he can have sushi with Associate Pastor David Gagné.

Associate Pastor

David & Isabelle Gagné

Campus Couple

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 in the 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. 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. (


In 2020, David retired from the Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary after serving 10 years serving as the Administrative Staff Sergeant for West Region Ontario.


Andrew Schellenberg

Associate Pastor / Next Generation Ministries @


Andrew is the Associate Pastor of Next Generation Ministries at The Gate Alliance Church. He oversees all children’s, youth and young adult ministries, providing an opportunity for all ages to build community and a relationship with Jesus. He is passionate to see God raise up a new generation of young men and women, who are full of Holy Spirit faith and power, and will carry the kingdom of God into the darkest places of our world. 


Andrew and his wife Melissa have four children. They are a missional family with a passion to share the gospel with the lost and disciple believers. They’ve worked as missionaries in various countries such as Mozambique, Israel/Palestine and Mexico as well as pastored in northern Canada. They enjoy travelling, experiencing new cultures and learning new languages.



Mark Royall


David Gichuhi


George McCleary


David Gagné


Michel Forero Gonzalez

Our Mission

Our Vision

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.

Fourfold Gospel icon - Saviour / Sanctifier / Healer / Coming King

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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