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 have something for everyone! We look forward to having you join us. We are saving a seat just for YOU!
Sunday at 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!
Sunday Evening as Announced
Wednesday at 7:00pm
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 during any regularly scheduled adult service for your convenience.
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Sunday at 8:30am/10:45am
Wednesday at 7:00PM
We have a place for YOU!
We have a place for YOU!
MercyGate Nursery class is where we care for and teach our youngest members in age appropriate settings. Your child is special to us, and we want his/her first impressions of church to be positive as they begin to learn about and experience the love of Jesus. We have an automated check in service that is cutting edge and a safe and secure area that is strictly monitored so that you can relax and enjoy the service! If we need you we will just page you use the online system that shows up in the main sanctuary.
Sunday at 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!
Pastor Don 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.
Calvin has not only a big heart for children’s ministry but he is also really, really good at it. He is very creative and is a big thinker and is a wonderful addition to the MercyGate staff. He also is a little sweet on this girl that lives in Dallas….
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).
Creative Arts Director
Trey loves to sleep in, play video games and watch feel-good movies. When he is adulting he enjoys gourmet cooking, international travel, playing his guitar and writing songs.
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.
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.
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.
Executive Administrative Assistant
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.
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What is MercyGate Freedom Ministries?
MercyGate Freedom Ministries is a completely free of charge ministry through our church. We believe that freedom is not the absence of something, but the presence of someone– namely, Jesus Christ. The idea of Freedom Ministries is to teach people how to engage the presence of God for a deeper personal relationship and for personal inner healing. We do this by teaching each person how to hear the voice of God for themselves, empowering them to learn about their identity in Christ, as well as equipping them with practical tools such as learning about the gift of forgiveness, renewing the mind, and prayerfully healing life hurts.
At this time, we offer individual Freedom Sessions on a limited basis. In the future, we hope to train additional Freedom Coaches to expand our availability for Freedom Sessions. We also hope to host a KAIROS Conference in 2017 to reach many more lives with the message of freedom in Christ. Lastly, we offer referrals to local professional Christian counselors as needed, to other thriving churches currently offering helpful ministries such as Celebrate Recovery, Divorce Care, etc., and referrals to inner healing ministries.
What is an individual Freedom Session?
Freedom sessions consist of the person meeting with a member of the Freedom Team. Additionally, we typically have a session intercessor present whose job is to quietly pray throughout the session. The session intercessor will also pray for the person seeking freedom during the week in their personal prayer times.
Sessions are for the most part confidential. We do not discuss details of the sessions with staff members. However, since Freedom Sessions take place at the church, we cannot guarantee that someone would not know you were having a session if they saw you at the church with Freedom Coach. Executive Leadership at MercyGate Church periodically reviews our session load, but we do not discuss details. Lastly, if a professional consult is needed to help us best serve the individual, we do our best to protect their anonymity while seeking outside wisdom.
We will refer the individual if they need more specialized or professional care. Confidentiality is also subject to the normal exceptions– if we are made aware of suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, child abuse, elder abuse, etc. then we have a moral and a legal obligation to report such things and Executive Leadership at MercyGate Church may need to be notified as well.
Please remember that Freedom Ministries is not a counseling ministry. Rather, it is more of a prayer-based ministry for discipleship and empowerment to grow in your relationship with Christ. Should you desire professional Christian counseling, referrals are available upon request.
How May I Schedule a Freedom Session?
A huge part of the Freedom Ministries journey is learning a new way of thinking especially about God and ourselves. The first step in that process is to take the Freedom Basics classes. We are not presently offering the Freedom Basics classes, but we have them available for you to view online through Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. Prior to scheduling a session, we ask you to listen to Freedom Basics 101-104: https://gatewaypeople.com/ministries/freedom/events/freedom-basics and submit a paragraph for each teaching. In your paragraphs, we ask you to apply what you learned to your life situation. You can submit your paragraphs with your Freedom Questionnaire.
Next, your Freedom Questionnaire must be completed for the Freedom Minister/Coach to learn a little more about you and what you are facing as well. We need your signed release in order for you to be a part of prayer/freedom ministries. Feel free to either return via e-mail (please don’t forget to sign!) or to bring with you to your session. Please note that if you do not have the paperwork completed, we will utilize the first several minutes of our time together for you to complete it. To request the paperwork, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
What is MercyGate Healing Rooms?
MercyGate Healing Rooms is an opportunity for the people of MercyGate Church and the community at large to receive prayer for physical healing. God is doing amazing things at our church in the area of physical healing! People have reported healing and/or marked improvement from their condition after visiting the Healing Rooms. Also, we have seen God perform many healings sovereignly during church services and in our Home Groups. God is good!
We host MGHR once per month right now by appointment only on every 3rd Thursday of the month. From 7:00-7:30 p.m. we have a time of welcome, a short teaching on what healing is, and also some worship. We cultivate a calm, peaceful, loving atmosphere. We often have several members of the Prayer Team present simply to quietly pray in their seat the entire time. In advance, we schedule prayer appointments from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis. Prayer appointments last approximately 10-15 minutes. When it is your appointment time, you are seated with a group consisting of 3 Healing Team Members. These 3 people each have a specific role to play. They first introduce themselves and then all 3 will pray for you. Once your appointment has finished, you are welcomed to remain in the Sanctuary to enjoy the peaceful environment or you are free to leave and enjoy the rest of your evening as you so choose.
*Please note that we are happy to pray for your child or teen at Healing Rooms, but there is no childcare available for additional children who attend at this time.
How do I Sign-up for MercyGate Healing Rooms?
If you are interested in participating in MGHR; check out our events page where typically we are scheduled on the 3rd Thursday of every month. We would be honored to pray with you and believe God for total healing in your body! Please click the link below to fill out the form online to sign-up:
*Please note that our Healing Rooms fill up in advance from time to time. As such, please be prepared to attend the following month’s Healing Room if the one you requested is already full. Thank you for your understanding! For more information you can contact our Freedom Pastor email@example.com
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!