We have a place for YOU!
At MercyGate Church we have dynamic services for the whole family as well as many opportunities to learn and grow together. Our lead Pastor Don Gibson has engaging sermons and our worship is energetic; all pointing you to Jesus. We have various small groups including some for young adults, married couples, men and women. We also offer sign language for our deaf community during our services! We have something for everyone! We look forward to having you join us. We are saving a seat just for YOU!
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Saturday 6pm, Sunday 8:30am/10:45am
Wednesday at 7:00PM
We have a place for YOU!
Student Pastors Quinton & Aubreanna Carter desire to see students, who look, live and love like Jesus. We are ordinary people growing in relationship with an extraordinary God – and our students are no exception to this! MercyGate Youth isn’t just one more activity to add to their already full schedules, but rather is the place for junior high and senior high school students to connect relationally to one another and to discover the radical grace of God in a fresh and new way!
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Wednesdays at 7:00pm
We have a place for YOU!
Our MercyGate Family Pastor Calvin Burton gets it- your kids are kind of a big deal! Not only do we value their safety just as much as you do, but we also get the fun factor. While you’re in service, rest assured that your kids are receiving top-notch, age-appropriate care with a splash of mind-blowing experiences, rooted in the truth of God’s radical grace. Now that’s something worth getting excited about! We have kids services as well as nursery classes available during any regularly scheduled adult service for your convenience.
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Saturday 6pm, Sunday 8:30am/10:45am
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This is Mercy Gate Church
A note from our Pastors Don & Jonna Gibson
MercyGate church is a multi-cultural, multi-generational Church where people of all backgrounds and walks of life come together to worship, grow and discover authentic relationships. We are contemporary, upbeat and fun; but most importantly we are Christ-centered in all we do. Our vision as a church is to be a place where lives are changed, relationships restored and destinies are discovered. We look forward to having you as our guest soon and we are saving a seat for you and your family! -Pastors Don and Jonna Gibson
Got Questions? Get Answers!
It's my first time...what can I expect?
Our services are casual and welcoming. You can wear a suit and tie but most people; including our Lead Pastor, will be in jeans. Our services are energetic and include practical teaching as well as an opportunity for you to receive or get prayer. There are classes for nursery age from zero to 5 years old and then kids classes for 6 to 11 years old. We have a coffee shop that includes soft drinks and pastries so if you skipped breakfast we can hook you up! Our Pastors speak the Word in way that you can apply it to you life and find freedom. You will not leave the same!
Where are you located?
From Houston, Baytown area: Head on Interstate 10 East and exit #800 taking the curve to the right to get on Eagle Drive. You then drive over the highway and you will see us right off the highway on the left side of Eagle Drive.
From Beaumont: Take Interstate 10 West and Exit #800 and make a right and you will be on Eagle Drive. Continue through the light and we are on the left!
What about childcare?
We LOVE children! We have a full nursery staff each week for both services on Sunday for under 5 and of course we have Kid’s classes for 5-11. Our main priority in the MercyGate nursery is to show them God’s love while teaching them His word. You can drop your children off with ease by checking them in at the entrance in front of the children’s wing or at the church entrance closest to Eagle drive.
Be prepared to show your ID the first time. Keeping your little ones safe and secure is a top priority for us. Each service you will receive an ID sticker that you must show when picking up your child. Keeping them safe, secure, and happy while you take time to receive what you need in service is what we love to do! We can’t wait to see you here!
At MercyGate Church we also have our own MercyGate Learning Center that operates 5 days a week and is a “Children’s Day Out”, “Day Care”, “After School Program” and a “Private Kindergarten”! For more information about these programs you can look at their website: MercyGate Learning Center
Where do I park & which entrance do I go in?
We have several entrances but the main one is the covered portico and it is the closest one to the coffee shop!
Is there a dress code?
Service is early...do you have coffee?
When are your regular service times?
Wednesdays: 7pm we have our Adult bible study as well as MercyGate Youth & MercyGate Kids Classes. *Nursery classes are available
Home groups are as announced as well as Women & Men events and bible studies. Check our our EVENTS Page for more info: MercyGate Events
What do you believe?
For a detailed list of our doctrinal beliefs you can check out our “What we Believe” brochure found at the Connection Center in the foyer of our church.
What if I have more questions?
How do I get involved further?
Check out our EVENTS Page by clicking here to see the next MercyGate 101 Class! MercyGate Events
How do I find out about events at MGC?
How do I learn more about how to be saved?
Here are a few simple steps to help us understand God’s plan.
1. Acknowledge your sin and its end result.
For all have sinned. Romans 3:23a
For the wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23a
2. Believe that Jesus died for your sin.
The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23b
3. Confess your sin and ask him to save you.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:9
Also ask Him to help you make a commitment to live your life so that it pleases Him by a condition of repentance. Webster defines it as : “to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the correction of one’s life”
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2Corinthians 5:17
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Now, help me to live for You the rest of this life.
In the name of Jesus, I pray.
Some Christians call this type of prayer the Sinner’s Prayer. While there is no example of a sinner’s prayer in the Bible, it is based on Romans 10:9-10:
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (NIV)
If you’re wondering what to do next as a new Christian, check out these helpful suggestions:
—Salvation is by grace, through faith. There’s nothing you did, or ever can do, to deserve it. It’s a free gift from God. All you have to do is receive it!
—Tell someone about your decision. It’s important that you tell someone to make it public, secure, and firm. Find a brother or sister in the Lord and tell him or her, “Hey, I made a decision to follow Jesus.” And do it today if you can. It’s a great way to seal the deal.
—Talk to God every day. You don’t have to use big fancy words. There are no right and wrong words. Just be yourself. Thank the Lord daily for your salvation. Pray for others in need. Seek his direction. Pray for the Lord to fill you daily with his Holy Spirit. There is no limit to prayer. You can pray with your eyes closed or open, while sitting or standing, kneeling or lying on your bed, anywhere, and anytime.
–Read the Bible everyday. God will speak to you through His Word! It is life giving and is our guide book in life!
–Get involved in a church. Being a part of a church not only helps you to grow spiritually but will assist you in developing into the person that God intended you to be. We were not made to do this life alone!
If you prayed this prayer and asked Jesus into your heart or even re-dedicated your life to Christ then we would love to hear from you! Please email email@example.com and let us know or you can call our church office at 281-576-5201 and ask to talk to one of our staff pastors! God BLESS YOU!
MercyGate Church FUN by the numbers!
2017 To Date!
Meet Our Mercy Gate Staff!
We have a blast serving Jesus, His people, and each other. We enjoy what we do and are honored to serve!
Our Lead Pastor Don Gibson is an aspiring golf professional, tennis player, leadership junkie, author and avid reader. He enjoys mentoring and traveling. He says his greatest achievement is his family; wife Jonna and his two boys.
Jonna is a blogger, loves social media, reading and marking things off her bucket list. She has two Airedale dogs that she adores. Her favorite preacher is her husband and of course she is super proud of her two boys Trey and Corey.
Brent enjoys live jazz music, struggling with his golf game, Texas sports and Brachs Lemon Drops. He is a very compelling speaker and his crazy humor keeps us all laughing. He loves encouraging people, and his redeeming factor is his wife Delisa and 4 children.
Executive Business Administrator
Beth has a heart for connecting others to the church body & to the Lord. Her favorite scripture is 1 Peter 4:10. Beth and her hubby Raymond, reside in Beach City with her miniature shelties where they plan on spending their retirement.
Holly is a Tex-Mex connoisseur, aspiring beach bum, bookworm and lover of all things coffee and Nashville. She enjoys travel, lending a listening ear & encouraging others. Her favorite person is her husband, Ryan.
Calvin has not only a big heart for children’s ministry but he is also really, really good at it. He and his wife Gentry together are a great team and a wonderful addition to MercyGate Church.
Quinton loves: Jesus, his wife, family, friends, soccer, movies, chocolate chip cookies (a MUST), Marvel/DC, dreaming & of course pastoring. Quinton doesn’t love: Roaches, mayo, ranch dressing, sour cream, guacamole or taxes. (not necessarily in that order).
Corey Gibson is over missions and outreach initiatives happening at MercyGate Church, as well as Youth Fine Arts, MercyGate Coffee Shop AND Young Adult Ministry. He loves people, missions and coffee — but not always in that order. He is married to his best friend and love of his life, Briana.
MercyGate Learning Center Director
Kathy’s passion is to make sure every child is getting the best education with the foundation of knowing Jesus. She is involved in Freedom Ministry, Altar Ministry, and Women’s Ministry. Kathy is a woman of energy and enthusiasm whether it is her love for Jesus, children or her coffee.
Human Resources Administrator
Annette is a very busy lady; she works at the church and in her spare time she is the Prayer Ministry Director. She is married to Darrell & a proud mom to Brandon, Amber & Nathan. She loves bacon, Scrabble & Solitaire, but her favorite thing is being “DeDe” to her two grandkids, Reese & Peaches.
Trent is a genius when it comes to money and we are grateful for it! He is a big sports fan and enjoys playing golf and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He loves his beautiful wife Lindsey and boasts about their dogs Bella and Tony.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Fantasia is our venue coordinator for MercyGate Church. In her spare time she loves camping, hiking, hunting and she is also a veterinary nurse. Fantasia is married to husband Devon and together they have two beautiful girls.
MercyGate Discipleship Track
What’s Next for You?
At MercyGate, we believe that you can’t grow with God by staying where you are at. We should always be advancing and moving forward in order to live victoriously! Your next step might be to simply learn more about Jesus and decide to follow Him faithfully. Maybe your next step is to join a small group or find a place to serve, be baptized, or maybe you want to be a better leader or become more knowledgeable regarding the Bible. Whatever your next step is, we encourage you to take it. Remember that you are never alone…we are here to help you ever step of the way!
We encourage every MercyGate attendee to take their next step by attending our MercyGate 101: Essentials class and then go on from there. These classes will help you grow spiritually and assist you in understanding the Bible and how to grow deeper in your relationship with Christ. We also will have some other classes to accent our Next Steps such as courses on living a life free of offenses, how to live a life with honor, developing a Kingdom mindset and more!
Click on the buttons below to see the next dates and sign up information for our Next Steps Discipleship Track!
At MercyGate Church we have tons of ways that you can find community and connection and MercyGate Groups is one of them! We all know how important it is to connect on a smaller level at a larger church….to learn, to find friends and to grow in a way that you would never be able to on your own. So that is why you need to join one of our MercyGate Groups! We have groups that meet at homes, groups that go on couple date nights, groups that go out and serve our community and more! Some of our groups will meet weekly and some monthly so you have every opportunity to find something that is perfect just for YOU!
Home Groups meet together twice a month to have food, share some laughs and join together in a time of sharing God’s Word at a members house. The discussions are comfortable and encouraging and is a great place where friendships are formed. Click at the button below to see what Home Groups are available at this time.
Connect Groups meet at various times and are centered around interests and activities. These groups are held on golf courses, in restaurants, at the mall or during church times as a volunteer. There is a group just for you available so click on the Connect Group button below.
MercyGate Church App
To be better connected with MercyGate Church you can click the link below to upload our MercyGate Church App! In one easy app you will have access to all of our sermons, events our blog and contact information. We will even send out reminders to you via your notifications! So what are you waiting for? It is FREE!
Deaf/Sign Language Ministry
Every service here at MercyGate Church Sign language for the deaf and hearing-impaired is offered through skilled interpreters. We have a deaf ministry that is growing and even a small group as well!
We also offer Sign language classes every Monday evenings at 7pm for anyone who is interested in learning. You can contact Jackie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
MercyGate Women’s Ministries offers many opportunities for you to connect and form other relationships with women. We have several Bible Studies and Small groups throughout the year as well as big Events. For more information you can email Jonna@mercygatechurch.com for more information or you can check out our Events page here: MercyGate Events
MercyGate Young Adults
extraordinary God – and our students are no exception to this! MercyGate Youth isn’t just one more activity to add to their already full schedules, but rather is the place for junior high and senior high school students to connect relationally to one another and to discover the radical grace of God in a fresh and new way!
Our Open Arms Policy
You are welcome here in this youth ministry! No matter who you are or what you’ve done. No matter your past or background; color, race, lifestyle, or appearance will NOT stop God’s love for you nor our love for you!
Fine Arts, Missions and Camp
Come join us for the opportunity to develop and deploy your gifts and talents for the glory of God through Fine Arts. We also know you can change the world, one heart at a time through missions. We go on several missions and evangelical outreaches, trips, and opportunities to show the love of Christ to others any way we can.
Our Core Driving Principles:
-RELATIONSHIPS THAT GIVE GRACE AND MERCY
-PASSIONATE WORSHIP & VLAUE OF GOD’S WORD
-A CULTURE OF DREAMER – FREEDOM & SAFETY
-UNASHAMED AND BOLD EVANGELISM
What we are NOT:
Your old youth group!
We look forward to having you at MercyGate Youth! Join us on Sunday evenings at 6pm in the auditorium or on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the student cafeteria! For more information or questions contact Pastor Quinton. email@example.com. Check out the Events page on this website for updated youth activities!
Children from all walks of life are accepted and loved at Mercygate Kids. We strive to make our campus a safe place for children physically, mentally, and spiritually. No matter what happens to your child throughout the week, MercyGate Kids is a stable, fun environment for them to experience Christ and to be exactly who God created them to be! Each week at MercyGate Kids, our goal is to help your child grow in their relationship with Christ, identify their gifts, and utilize their talents to further the Kingdom of Heaven.
Our moto is “Where Your Child Belongs”. I would say my biggest want out of our children’s ministry is not just the willingness to minister to all children but to have the capability to minister to all children including special needs. I want us to be able to effectively minister to children from all walks of life. No one is turned away.
Pastor Calvin emphasizes that Mercygate Kids exists to disciple children through the basics of biblical knowledge and the fundamentals of having a relationship with Jesus Christ; while giving parents the tools they need to continue that discipleship at home.
For questions or more information please contact Pastor Calvin Calvin@mercygatechurch.comConnect with MercyGate Kids on Social Media:
Click here to sign up for camp! Camp Sign up
Connect with the MercyGate Kids Facebook page by clicking here: MercyGate Kids Facebook
MercyGate Event Center
MercyGate Church Event Center will be open for the general public starting February 1st 2017! We are so excited to have the Event center, classrooms and much much more available for use to our community! We will be posting more information to this area in the future with more specifics but in the meantime you can come tour our facility at our Public Open House Saturday, January 21st 10a-2pm! We will have information for you regarding rates and capacities for your wedding, party or reunion! In the meantime you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 281-576-5201 Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30pm!
MercyGate Serve Group
Volunteer in Serve Groups
Serve Groups exist inside and outside of the church. They provide a way for you to use your talents to honor God. Here at MercyGate Church, we’ve got serve groups for coffee baristas, audio/visual, greeters and even emergency medical people! YOUR talents can be used in our office, in the parking lot, on stage, or helping to keep the church beautiful. Outside of the church, we are always looking for people that are willing to serve others through various opportunities like driving, providing meals, or maybe just offering up a friendly visit or phone call. No matter how little that you feel you can give to serve, there is a way for you to change someone’s world through one day in a serve group.
Send an email to Info@mercygatechurch.com and make sure you respond to what area you are interested in serving in. Below are some examples:
- Red Carpet Ministry: Greeter, Parking team, Connection Center
- Coffee Shop: Barista, Register, Coffee Set up/Clean up
- Sound Booth: Sound board, Cameras, Pro presenter
- Worship: Instruments, Choir
- Kids: Teacher, Hall Monitor, Kids Check in, Nursery attendant
- Office: Office volunteer, Phone Calls, Envelope stuffer…..
and so much more! If you have a talent and you want to use it for the Kingdom…let us know!
MercyGate Connect Groups
Connect groups are one of three Small Groups that we have here at MercyGate Church. Our Small groups consist of Connect groups, Home Groups and Serve Groups.
Connect groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why connect groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
Some Connect Groups that we currently have at MercyGate Church are as follows:
- MercyGate Men
- MercyGate Chicks (Women)
- MercyGate Young Adults
- MercyGate Riders
- Golf Fellowship by Raymond Bowles
- Covered in Love Ministry by Wendy Jackson
- Ladies Recipe Swap by Amber Clark
- Beauty Will Rise by Dorothy StrouhalIf you have any questions about any of these Connect groups you can email email@example.com or check out the “Event” tab of this website.
MercyGate Home Groups
MercyGate Home Groups are held in 6 week increments three times a year. Refer to the Events section of this website to see when the next Home Group Semester begins. MercyGate Events
Helping Hands Outreach
Helping Hands Homeless ministry meets monthly to assist area people in need. This ministry is ran by Cindy Gonzalez and if you are interested in volunteering at their next outreach please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Events section of this website by clicking here: MercyGate Events
Innovate Business Leaders
MercyGate Innovate is a leadership group for business owners. It meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 7:30am to 8:30am. Anyone is welcome to join us for our breakfast! Pastor Don uses biblical business principles to teach Kingdom-minded leaders to be successful and unlock their potential. This group is a great opportunity to network with others to celebrate with you as well as assist you when answers are needed. If you are wanting more information email Innovate@mercygatechurch.com or check out the Events page on this website for the next Innovate Leadership Breakfast! MercyGate Events
MercyGate Learning Center
Beauty Will Rise
Beauty Will Rise is a ministry that is shining a light on the epidemic of human trafficking in our area. MercyGate believes in their cause and partners with them throughout the year either to represent BWR at community events and/or giving volunteers the opportunity to be a first responder and help the ministry out hands on. Contact the founder Dorothy Strohaul at Dorothy@beautywillrise.org and check out the BWR website at Beauty Will Rise Website to see the exciting new things that are happening with this ministry!
15 in 5 Devotional
“Fifteen in Five” is MercyGate Church’s daily devotional that is based primarily on our Sunday morning messages. We ask you to take fifteen minutes out of your day and reflect on the devotion, five days a week. Along with a devotion, there will be prayer points to guide you as you reflect on the message.
You can access these devotions 3 different ways:
#1. Via email: Signup for 15 in 5 by emailing: email@example.com and make sure you put “15 in 5 sign up” in the subject line!
#2. The “15 in 5” devotion you can read via our church app. Get Our Church App here: MercyGate Church App
#3. Or you can click on the blog link below and follow the blog to get the updates.
Blog Link to 15 in 5 devotional: 15 in 5 MercyGate Devotional
Covered In Love
Make Your Mark
A Staff member will get with you as soon as possible!
Our church offices are open Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30pm so feel free to give us a call at 281-576-5201. We are here to serve you!