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We are one church with two sites committed to seeing our community transformed.
We are one church full of people being saved, healed, empowered and released to show our community the love, acceptance,
and purpose that God brings to all.
Tim has been in Christian ministry and leadership since graduating from Bible college in South Africa in 1994. Tim started his ministry at the New Forest Community Church as the Youth Pastor before meeting his wife Danni and pastoring churches in the waterside area of Southampton and Guildford. In 2017 Tim and Danni felt a call to move back to the Waterside after six years of pastoring a church in Guildford. In 2018 Tim returned to New Forest Community Church, now known as Gateway, to take up the role of Senior Pastor. In 2020 Fareham Community Church joined the Gateway family under Tim’s pastorship. Tim believes that being a Pastor is a ministry that goes beyond just the church family and has actively worked part time in other secular roles including being a Police Officer for nine years where he helped to develop the Governments PPO scheme in the New Forest and more recently works as the CEO for Headway Southampton, a charity that helps people who are recovering from an acquired brain injury. Tim and Danni’s’ heart is to build a church that sees people regularly coming into a new and ever growing relationship with God through Christ.
Danni became a christian when facing a life threatening situation in hospital in her late teens. It was at that moment her life changed forever.
Danni has a heart and passion to see people find the love of God through Christ, this passion has led to her helping people in homeless hostels, through to various mission trips.
In 1998 she met and married Tim and together they have built churches with a heart to see people encounter God and grow in their faith and passion to reach communities for him.
Danni also has a real heart for Women’s Ministry and has led and hosted over 15 years of Women’s Conference’s. She has also helped to develop ‘Shine Women’ and ‘Shine Girl’ which are self esteem courses for women and teenage girls. These were run and facilitated in various places in the community including School’s, Colleges, Children’s Centres and a local women’s prison.
Like Tim, Danni continues to have a job outside of church where she runs her own Interior Design business.
What are Sundays like?
If it’s your first time in a church or if you are wanting to visit Gateway Church, you will be more than welcome. Our Sundays are all about finding and making great friends, learning more about the Christian faith, and singing great songs that will inspire your faith.