About Global Gates

Our Vision

Reaching the ends of the earth through global gateway cities

Our Mission

The mission of Global Gates is to see gospel transformation of the world’s most unevangelized people groups who have come to global gateway cities, and through them reach their communities around the world.

Our Mission Plan

by serving as an advocate for unreached people groups,
by facilitating prayer initiatives focused on unreached people groups,
by initiating and promoting missions to unreached people groups through seminars, speaking in churches, and through missions courses such as Perspectives,
by partnering with Christians and churches to engage and serve among unreached people groups.

by raising up and recruiting missionaries for evangelistic and church-planting initiatives among least-reached people groups in strategic gateway cities,
by providing coaching, mentoring, and training for mission practitioners,
by creating a peer-learning community with other missionaries to promote best practices in urban contexts.

by responding to the felt needs of least-reached people groups that God has brought to our gateway cities,
by helping Christians minister to the felt needs of the least-reached people groups that God has brought to our gateway cities.

by modeling obedience to Christ as the primary mark of a disciple,
by developing and mentoring spiritual leaders for new churches,
by planting biblical, contextual, transformational churches.

by working through gateway-city relationships to evangelize, disciple, and plant churches,
by advancing best-practices in church-planting movements through gateway-city relationships locally and globally.

Distinctives

Statement of Faith: What We Believe

Global Gates Network agrees with the statement of faith adopted by the Lausanne Covenant  http://Lausanne Covenant   which states: 

We Believe…

  • the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Core Values

Global Gates Network seeks to reproduce disciples and churches among unreached and least-reached peoples. As a result, we will consistently focus our efforts on sharing the gospel with unreached and least-reached peoples in a way that they can understand and we will promote indigenous leadership, ministries, and churches to be birthed out of our organization. Some of our core values include: 

1. Believing and trusting in God to accomplish what He desires (Is 55:10-11, Matt 6:33-34)
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Focusing ministry on unreached and least-reached peoples (Rom 15:20, Matt 28:19-20, Matt 24:14, Rev 7:9-10)
3. Proclaiming the gospel in ways that it can be heard, understood, and received in one’s own cultural context (1 Cor 9:19-23)
4. Doing good in the name of Jesus to all people (Gal 6:9-10)
5. Starting reproducible churches (Gen 1:28, Matt 16:18, 2 Tim 2:2, Matt 24:14)
6. Equipping churches and Christians to work among the unreached and least-reached (Eph 4:11-12)
7. Creating synergy in ministry by partnering with like-minded organizations and people (Eph 4:1-16, 1 Cor 12:12-30, Rom 12:3-8)
8. Allowing Christ to transform our worldview (Rom 12:1-2, Col 1:13)
9. Following the teachings of the Bible, so as to bear fruit as followers of Christ (1 Tim 3:16; Gal 5:22-26)
10. Practicing obedience-based discipleship (Matt 7:21; Luke 6:46)

Board of Directors

David Garrison
David GarrisonEx-Officio Board Member, Executive Director
David Garrison has a PhD in historical theology from the University of Chicago. He is a veteran of more than 30 years as a missionary pioneer. His writings include The Nonresidential Missionary (1990), Church Planting Movements (2004), and A Wind in the House of Islam (2014). Garrison currently serves as Global Gates’ executive director, and as Church Planting Consultant in the Professional Services Group of MissioNexus the largest network of evangelical missions in the world. David is the husband of Sonia and father of four grown children.

George Russ
George RussFinancial Overseer
George is a native New Yorker who has served as a missionary to NYC for over 30 years. In his current role as Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association, he helps to plant new churches, equip churches for ministry, and train leaders.
Brad W.
Brad W.Board Member, Co-Founder
Brad is an Associate Director and co-founder of Global Gates Network. Prior to founding Global Gates, Brad led teams in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board. Brad lives in NYC with his wife and three children.
John W. White, III
John W. White, IIIBoard Member
John W. White, III is the Chairman and Co-founder of Lifeshape, Inc., providing vision and strategic direction to lead the organization to glorify God by breaking the cycle of spiritual poverty. John and his wife, Trudy Cathy White, co-founded Lifeshape and Impact 360 Institute. Previously, he served in various roles within the International Mission Board for 20 years, including 10 years of service in the country of Brazil.

John and Trudy continue to work to encourage and develop leaders while intentionally maximizing their influence to impact culture globally. John also enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for WinShape Foundation.

Chris Clayman
Chris ClaymanBoard Member, Co-Founder
Chris is an Associate Director and co-founder of Global Gates Network. He lives with his wife and three children in New York City. Chris has been involved in mission work in West Africa and continues to work with the West African community. He is also the author of ethNYcity: The Nations, Tongues, and Faiths of Metropolitan New York.
Ananth Kumar
Ananth KumarBoard Member
Ananth Kumar comes from a Hindu background. He trusted Christ at age sixteen. In past 23 years, Ananth has served in various capacities as an Itinerant Evangelist, Program producer (Trans World Radio), official Interpreter, (Dr. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association), and has planted cell groups in Hong Kong and South China. In last seven years he has baptized 23 people and ministered God’s Word in 32 nations.
John Wang
John Wang Chairman of the Board
John was born in Taiwan and raised in Argentina. He serves as a pastor of First Baptist Church of Flushing, a multiethnic, multilingual, and multi-congregational church.

His current responsibilities at the church include pastoral leadership for both Chinese and Spanish congregations. He is also the vice-president for the northeast region of the Evangelical Missiological Society.

Cindy Wiles
Cindy WilesBoard Member
Cindy Wiles is a long-time missions leader and advocate from Arlington, Texas. Cindy serves on the board of several ministries and is the founder and executive director of Restore Hope (www.restorehopetoday.org), a globally focused church-based ministry that seeks to restore “hope to individuals and communities across the world through Christ-centered, church-based proclamation and service.”

Cindy and her church have been long-time supporters of Global Gates. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in bringing the gospel to the world’s least-reached people groups in North America and around the world. Cindy’s husband, Dennis, is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas.

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