The Gateway Church

Joining God in the Renewal of All Things Des Moines, IA
The Gateway Church
The Gateway Church
The Gateway Church

Who We Are

The Gateway Church is a vibrant faith community centered in and committed to the city of Des Moines. Join us Sundays at 10am at Central Campus where people of all ages can learn what it means to follow Jesus.

About Us

Casual, Creative, Downtown, Multigenerational, Young, Young families, Down to Earth, Traditional Liturgy, Casual

Community Service, Social Justice, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Missions, Adult Education

Passionate Reverent, Indie






Plan Your Visit



Central Campus
1800 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309



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Our Services

What are services like?
Our weekly gatherings are a time to come together to worship our God. While church is much bigger than Sunday mornings, we highly value these gatherings as a time for the broader church family to gather together around the preaching of the word, the eucharist of Christ's body and blood, giving of resources to the life of the church body, and communal celebration of who God is and what He is doing in our lives. Our church seeks to create expressions of worship that become tangible encounters with God. Through the word, the body, the sacraments, art, prayer, and music we will seek to create holy space where people can encounter the living Christ. Our goal is to help you make sense of following Jesus in this time in history, in the context of Des Moines. We work hard to translate the scriptures from their first century setting into our post-Christian context. Our music is passionate and reverent, combining songs from the ancient church with songs from our own musicians and the contemporary church.

What is the community like?
Our community is vibrant, diverse, authentic and full of love.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Everyone is welcome!

Leadership View all

Paul Stewart
Lead Pastor

Paul is the Lead Pastor of The Gateway Church. He graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis and Bethel Seminary in St. Paul. Paul is married to his high-school sweetheart and they have three beautiful children: Sophia, George, and Evelyn.

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