Our Team

Men's Gatekeepers

First Saturday of every month 8:00 am to 9:15 am

Gateway Church Leadership Team

Gateway Church is blessed to have a leadership team who is truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their stories.

Elder Ministry

Elders of Gateway Church

Our Gateway Elders are as followes (from left to right) Curtis Cook, Johnny Prewitt, Greg Schaffer, Criag Cotten. 

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Our Gateway Elders are as followes (from left to right) Curtis Cook, Johnny Prewitt, Greg Schaffer, Criag Cotten. 

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Greg Schaffer

Lead Pastor


Pastor Greg is the lead pastor at Gateway Church. He has been married to his wife Tiffany for 29 yrs. Together they have 5 children, Nathan, Kyle, Patrick, Isaac and Jacob.

Pastor Greg was born on April 26, 1970, in Broward County Florida. At the age of 17, he accepted Christ into his life and was baptized. Shortly after, he felt the call to the gospel ministry. In 1988, he perused that calling by enrolling in Bible College (Miami Christian College).

Greg met his wife to be Tiffany at his home church (Pembroke Road Baptist Church) in 1989. In 1993, they were married. For more than thirty years Tiffany and Greg have been blessed to serve in the church. Throughout the years, Pastor Greg has served as a youth pastor, worship leader, associate pastor and senior pastor. As a senior pastor, it has been Greg's honor to serve in two other churches; Lighthouse Community Church in Dania Beach Florida, 2000-2010, and First Baptist in Waverly Ohio, 2010-2015.

Pastor Greg holds a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary and a Master's in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor Greg's passion for life reflects the mission of Gateway Church, "To know Christ and to make Him known." (John 17:3; Acts 20:24)

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Pastor Greg is the lead pastor at Gateway Church. He has been married to his wife Tiffany for 29 yrs. Together they have 5 children, Nathan, Kyle, Patrick, Isaac and Jacob.

Pastor Greg was born on April 26, 1970, in Broward County Florida. At the age of 17, he accepted Christ into his life and was baptized. Shortly after, he felt the call to the gospel ministry. In 1988, he perused that calling by enrolling in Bible College (Miami Christian College).

Greg met his wife to be Tiffany at his home church (Pembroke Road Baptist Church) in 1989. In 1993, they were married. For more than thirty years Tiffany and Greg have been blessed to serve in the church. Throughout the years, Pastor Greg has served as a youth pastor, worship leader, associate pastor and senior pastor. As a senior pastor, it has been Greg's honor to serve in two other churches; Lighthouse Community Church in Dania Beach Florida, 2000-2010, and First Baptist in Waverly Ohio, 2010-2015.

Pastor Greg holds a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary and a Master's in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor Greg's passion for life reflects the mission of Gateway Church, "To know Christ and to make Him known." (John 17:3; Acts 20:24)

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Deacon ministry

From left to right: Dan, Brian, Danny, Eric, Michael

Our deacons are in many ways the backbone of our church. Deacons are servants of the church. From the maintenance of the building to serving communion we are bless to have men of character and integrity to serve in the deacon ministry.

(Acts 6:3; 1 Tim 3:8-13)

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Our deacons are in many ways the backbone of our church. Deacons are servants of the church. From the maintenance of the building to serving communion we are bless to have men of character and integrity to serve in the deacon ministry.

(Acts 6:3; 1 Tim 3:8-13)

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Joey Spearman

Office manager

Joey was appointed to serve as Gateway Church's Office Manager in 2019. She is a wife and mother of two. Joey enjoys reading, hiking and anything craft. Joey graduated from CSU and holds a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science.

In her free time she enjoys volunteering by working in the SLV (nursing home and school). She is a mother that enjoys watching her children grow in their faith, education and sports.

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Joey was appointed to serve as Gateway Church's Office Manager in 2019. She is a wife and mother of two. Joey enjoys reading, hiking and anything craft. Joey graduated from CSU and holds a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science.

In her free time she enjoys volunteering by working in the SLV (nursing home and school). She is a mother that enjoys watching her children grow in their faith, education and sports.

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Hank Maxwell

Family Pastor

Hank Maxwell is the Family Pastor at Gateway Church.  Hank has a passion for discipling families and students to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has been married to his wife Crystal for 14 yrs. They have three daughters Scarlett, Leia, and Evelyn (Evie). Hank has been in Gospel Ministry for over 4 years and holds a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University with a focus on Biblical Studies.  

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Hank Maxwell is the Family Pastor at Gateway Church.  Hank has a passion for discipling families and students to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has been married to his wife Crystal for 14 yrs. They have three daughters Scarlett, Leia, and Evelyn (Evie). Hank has been in Gospel Ministry for over 4 years and holds a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University with a focus on Biblical Studies.  

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Children's Ministry

Childrens Ministry Director

As a Colorado native, Kathy was born in Lamar, Colorado to parents that had a heart to Serve the Lord and teach their children to do the same. Kathy moved to the San Luis Valley in 2000 with her family where she met and married her husband, Clayton in 2005. They have 3 children Kaleb, Crystal, and Kayla.

Kathy began to feel the Lord calling her to help in the children’s ministry in the fall of 2021. While praying for the Lord’s guidance passage Matthew 19:14, " But Jesus said, Suffer little children , and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."  was a passage that kept coming up to her and realized that this was where the Lord was leading her.  Kathy’s desire is to live up to this passage and help guide as many children as she can to the Lord.
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As a Colorado native, Kathy was born in Lamar, Colorado to parents that had a heart to Serve the Lord and teach their children to do the same. Kathy moved to the San Luis Valley in 2000 with her family where she met and married her husband, Clayton in 2005. They have 3 children Kaleb, Crystal, and Kayla.

Kathy began to feel the Lord calling her to help in the children’s ministry in the fall of 2021. While praying for the Lord’s guidance passage Matthew 19:14, " But Jesus said, Suffer little children , and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."  was a passage that kept coming up to her and realized that this was where the Lord was leading her.  Kathy’s desire is to live up to this passage and help guide as many children as she can to the Lord.
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