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Gathering Church

Who We Are

The Name of our Church, the Gathering, defines who we are. It is derived from the greek word “Ekkelesia,” which the New Testament commonly translates as “Church.” An Ekkelesia was a GATHERING of like-minded people with a common mission, and that’s exactly who we are. We are a GATHERING of like-minded people in the belief that Jesus died for the sins of the world. We have the common mission of making disciples through preaching the Gospel, teaching disciples by applying the Gospel, and sending disciples in the power of the Gospel. Despite the different backgrounds, cultures, races, ages, activities, and interests of the members of our GATHERING, we are all united under our common beliefs and mission. We are not a religious organization or social club, but a GATHERING of people who are redeemed in Christ and living on mission for him.

Whether your a seeker who wants to know more about who Jesus is, or a committed follower of Jesus, we invite you to join us on Sunday mornings as we Gather to worship and study God’s Word.

Our Mission

We desire to see people come to faith in the Gospel and to see their faith expressed in growth, community, ministry, and mission.

Our Beliefs

Connecting in worship, being edified through preaching, and finding community are all important when considering a church home. However, what’s even more important is knowing and affirming the beliefs of a church. Take a moment and explore Gathering Church’s beliefs and ministry distinctives.

GET TO KNOW OUR AMAZING TEAM

Ryan Burgess

Before coming to Fort Walton and serving as the Lead Pastor with The Gathering, Ryan has served in various ministerial positions in Texas. Most recently he has served as an associate pastor with a church plant in Fort Worth, TX. Ryan has a Master’s in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the past six years he has also ministered in Kenya, Africa alongside International Living Streams. In his free time Ryan enjoys exercising, playing sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin

Children and Families Director

June Johnson

June Johnson

Administration Communication

NICCI WEINFURTER

NICCI WEINFURTER

Connections and Hospitality

LADONNA BRADFORD

LADONNA BRADFORD

Kids Ministry Associate

DEWEY JOHNSON

DEWEY JOHNSON

Church Elder

TODD MCGINNIS

TODD MCGINNIS

Church Elder

CHRIS MARTIN

CHRIS MARTIN

Church Elder

KEITH BANKSTON

KEITH BANKSTON

Church Elder

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For more information about the church or if you have a comment or prayer request, we would love to hear from you.

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