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At the beginning of 2000 the Pastor shared with the Deacons and Elders what he felt might be a vision from God as to the direction and purpose of GBC in the years to come. The Leaders also felt this was from God and the vision was presented to the church in March 2000.


We meet at our main building in Station Road on Sunday mornings and evenings, and also in home groups (known as Reachout Groups) during the week.


Following Pastor Paul Jackson's retirement at the end of January 2019, Gateway Baptist Church has entered into a period of interegnum.  Interegnum, literally, means 'between reigns' but that doesn't mean we view a pastor as a king!  It simply means that we generally assume we will be appointing a new pastor in due course and that we are in the process of seeking God for our next step. While we pray for God to bring the right person to fill the role we also believe that somewhere out there is a person praying for the right role to fill. We are in God's hands and, although we have no idea how long we will remain in the process, we know we can trust Him to lead us and to provide for all that we need.

We value your prayers as we adjust to our new situation, and for the leaders as they stand in the gap, picking up responsibilities they might not have originally stepped up for!



The Elders’ function is to exercise spiritual and pastoral oversight. In the New Testament there is the recognition that these should be Christian men of mature faith who are set apart to supervise the work of the church.


Deacons & Ministry Streams

Here at Gateway we apply the name Deacon to the members of our team of men and women who are set apart by the Church Family to be the practical executors of the church’s vision.

We have divided all the work of the church in to Ministry Streams (listed here ), each headed by one of the deacons.

Each Stream seeks to provide opportunities for GBC members to explore their gifts and talents in service and to offer different ways in which church members can help fulfill the church’s vision.



Administration may initially sound boring, but it was never supposed to be. Indeed, it is listed as one of the spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:28


Prayer is the life-breath of any church. It is where and how we build an ongoing relationship with God, both in our personal lives and in our community life as a church.

Pastoral Support

Pastoral Care is concerned with the pursuit and encouragement of the well-being of every church member, and for the emotional and spiritual building up of the church family.



What do we mean by ‘nurture’? Jesus says that when we become his disciples we start life all over again. We become like babies needing to grow and discover all the wonderful things of life connected with our heavenly Father. You would not leave a ordinary baby all on its own to look after itself, and neither should we treat new disciples any differently.

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Barn House, Station Road, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, RH15 9EQ, England

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Pastor: Revd Paul Jackson MTh BA
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