Our Team

Our Team

The Pastors

Pastors James and Cindy Long

James and Cindy are the founding pastors of Gateway. They have been married since 1979 and have 5 children; John, Adam, Mary, Bethany, and Stephen. They also have 11 grandchildren; Ty, Abbie, Kate, Aaron, Micah, Adalyn, Hunter, Naomi, Olivia, Lily and Chloe. They serve together in leadership with Pastor James as Senior Pastor and Pastor Cindy as Outreach Pastor. Their gifts and talents compliment each other as they serve God, their family, and Gateway.

Pastor Mike and Lidiette Rosas

Saved since the age of 6 Mike has lived his life with one focus: to change the world for Jesus. Mike is happily married to Lidiette Rosas and they have a 2 precious daughters, Alessandra and Camila. Mike not only is on staff here but also travels the country speaking at conferences and events along with also being a Chaplain for the Houston Rockets. Mike is an exciting addition to our Gateway staff where he serves as our Executive Pastor.

Pastors Marty and Harlene Oeschler

Marty and Harlene serve as our Youth Pastors. The Oeschler’s have been members of Gateway since 2003 and have a passion for youth. They have been in ministry over 20 years. Marty is a graduate of Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, OK. They have two daughters, Aimee and Alissa. They are dedicated to partnering with parents to raise their young people to love and honor God.

Pastors Adam and Corrie Long

Adam and Corrie serve as our Children’s Ministry Directors overseeing the extended care, preschool and elementary ministries. They recently came to us from Atlanta where they served together as children’s pastors for 6 years. God has given them a heart for children and a desire to see them active in ministry now, and not only as tomorrow’s leaders.  They love facilitating growth in fun and engaging ways to provide ministry opportunities uniquely suited to each child.

 

Pastor Matt and Sydney Hammersky

Matt serves as our Assimilation Pastor and Band Director. He loves to preach the Word of God in fun and creative ways. He has played the bass since the age of 12 and is passionate about music. Matt is a member of the Christian rock group Roelant. They served in youth ministry for over 8 years and have extensive experience with outreach and inner city ministry. Matt is also an intricate part in the orphan care ministry Love Bought International. He looks forward to everything God is going to do at Gateway!

The Staff

Bethany Taylor

Bethany serves as our Media Director as well as our administrative assistant to all the Pastors. She has been attending Gateway since her parents founded it in 1995. She has been married to JJ Taylor since March 2016 and helps raise his two boys; Ty and Hunter.  Her passion is serving alongside team leaders to see them be their very best in extending the Kingdom of God.

Dianna Sholars

Dianna serves as our church secretary and Freedom Ministries Director. Dianna has been at Gateway since 1999. She and her husband, Mike have been married since September 10th, 1976 and have 3 children; Sherman, Kimberly, and Morgan and one grandchild; Lucille. Dianna is affectionately known as “Queen Di.” She loves people and wants to see them walk in victory in every area of their lives.