Leadership

David and Gretchen Willard

Lead Pastors

Pastors David and Gretchen founded Gate Church six years ago in Marana, Arizona.  Before church planting, David was the Business Director for the Assemblies of God in Arizona, helping pastors and churches around the state with their business needs. David also had a successful business career that took his family around the United States before being called into full time ministry. Gretchen homeschooled the four Willard children through high school and is an integral part of the Gate leadership team.  She enjoys teaching the Word of God behind the pulpit and in small groups. David and Gretchen have been married for 29 years and have four children that participate in church: Georgia, Savannah, Oran and Truman.

Jesse and Savannah Morrison

Associate and Youth/Young Adults Pastor and Worship Pastor

Pastor Jesse Morrison is the associate pastor at Gate Church, along with leading the youth/young adults ministries with his wife Savannah. Jesse has a passion for reaching younger generations with the gospel and loves to preach God’s truth. Jesse currently holds a Masters degree in organizational leadership from Crown College. In Jesse's free time, he loves to BBQ and get together with family and friends.

From a young age, Pastor Savannah has had a talent and passion for music.  She earned a vocal performance degree from Pima College and a music/business degree from Liberty University.  Savannah leads worship at Gate Church and is the youth/young adults' pastor with her husband Jesse Morrison. She also works as an orchestra and elementary music teacher in the Marana School District. In her spare time, she loves to try new recipes, and do house projects.

Georgia Morrison

Communications and Women's Pastor

Pastor Georgia Morrison has a heart for building relationships with people and helping them come to a deeper understanding of Scripture to realize their identity in Christ. Georgia graduated with her masters in International Community Development and loves to bring people together in every community she is a part of. She is also the director of Springboard Home, a Teen Challenge program for teenage girls. For fun, Georgia and her husband Garrett love to travel, play board games, read, watch Netflix, and relax with their cats.

Dale and Sue Whitmore

Prime-Timers (Seniors) Pastors

Pastors Dale and Sue have enjoyed a long career in ministry as church leaders. Both are ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God. Dale and Sue committed 30+ years with Dale as a helicopter pilot for the US Army. They have been active as US Missionaries with RV Maps around the United States. Additionally, Dale and Sue were World Missionaries in the Middle East and Asia.