WHAT WE BELIEVE
Craig Harrison, Lead Pastor
Craig has served as Gateway’s pastor for the past 26 years. He and his wife, Barbara, have three grown children and two grandchildren. He graduated from Northern Illinois University and Bethel Seminary. Craig is a die-hard, lifelong Chicago Cubs fan (“this is their year!” he says each year). He enjoys applying the teachings of the Bible with grace and humor to our everyday needs.
Jon & Michelle Goings, Children’s Pastors
Jon and Michelle Goings have been faithfully attending Gateway since 2013, shortly after the birth of their son, Bradley. Michelle recently received her B.A. Degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Special Education from CSUSM, and plans to return to get her teaching credential after enjoying some time as a stay-at-home mom. Jon grew up in San Diego in a Christ-centered home where he built a strong foundation of love and respect. As the children's ministry's "giant teddy bear", Jon devotes his time to making sure the kids have fun! Outside the walls of Gateway, Jon and Michelle have been on several missions trips to Mexico, as well as joining the team on the 2017 Haiti trip. They look forward to meeting you and your children!
Cliff Clifford, Youth Pastor
Cliff first came to Gateway as the Young Adults Pastor in 2009 and served for 4 years. During that time, he also obtained his M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Azusa Pacific University. He and his wife, Vanessa, moved to Menifee, CA where they have been blessed with the birth of their son, Jordan Elisha, and their daughter, Olivia Grace. They also have a teenage son, Quinten Thomas, whose passion is playing the violin. Five years later, Cliff has returned to Gateway as the Youth Pastor, where he hopes to continue his love of teaching biblical truths in order to shine the Light of Jesus unto the up and coming generation of Christ-like followers.
Janet Chapman, Office Administration
Janet and her husband have been faithful attenders at Gateway since 2003 and Janet has held the Office Manager position since 2008. She feels blessed to have a job she not only loves but also enables her to serve the Gateway family. She grew up in Escondido, but as an adult moved to St. Paul, MN and the Los Angeles area for work. She and her husband Ralph enjoy traveling and her hobby is photography. She has a wonderful, growing family and enjoys getting together with them often. She especially enjoys their weekly family game night!