New to Gateway?

GateWay Church in Visalia is committed to the "Good News" that we can all have a relationship with God through His son Jesus. You will find a church family that is warm and friendly. The whole family can find a place to belong and grow in the Lord!
We invite you to join us for our latest sermon series "Philosopher Jesus: answers for life." If you're ready to plan a visit, click the "in-person" or "online" buttons below to let us know how you plan to join us on Sunday.
For more information about GateWay beliefs and values click below.

Service Times

Sunday In-Person

Sunday Online

10:30am | North Parking Lot
8:30am | Choir & Orchestra
9:45am | Gateway Kids
10:30am | Worship Band

FAQ In-Person

Q1. Where are you located?

A. The church is located in Visalia, California at the corner of Tulare Avenue and Sowell Street. The Address is 1100 S Sowell St, Visalia, CA 93277.

Q2. What time is service?

A. We currently have one in-person Sunday service at 10:30am with the worship band. Our service lasts about 45 minutes. We know in this season many are be cautious, so we made it easy for you to choose your experience and let us know if you are coming in-person or online!

Q3. How are you keeping safe during COVID-19?

A. At Gateway, the safety and well-being of our congregation is a high priority. We encourage our church family to wear masks at all times while on campus and follow the recommended CDC guidelines. Here are 3 ways you can help: 1) If you have experienced symptoms of illness in the last 7-10 days, please join us for worship online. 2) While on campus, please wear a mask. 3) Please bring your own lawn or beach chair.

Q4. What should I wear?

A. If you would like to dress up you certainly can, however, it isn't necessary. At Gateway, we believe the most important part about Sunday morning is showing up ready to worship God. So, come comfortable and casual or come dressed up; the choice is yours. Simply put, you are welcome to come just as you are.

Q5. Do I have to be a Christian to attend?

A. No! We encourage people who are learning about their faith to attend Gateway. And if you have questions about what it means to be a Christian, we are more than happy to provide you with the resources you need to develop your faith.

Q6. Do you have different worship styles?

A. Currently, our in-person 10:30am service has music led by the worship band. However, for our online services we are able to offer two styles of worship. Our 8:30am service has more traditional style hymns with our Choir & Orchestra and the 10:30am service includes more contemporary music from our Worship Band.

Q7. Is there something for my kids?

A. At Gateway, we love kids! We are currently operating most of our children's ministry classes indoors, socially distant and masks are required. Registration is required to participate in children's Sunday school classes. Learn more about our children's ministry by clicking here

FAQ Online

Q1. What platforms are you streaming to?

A. Each Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am we stream live to Facebook, YouTube and on our website watch page.

Q2. What time is the livestream?

A. Our online service goes live every Sunday at 8:30am with the Choir & Orchestra service and 10:30am with the Worship Band.

Q3. Do you have other social media platforms?

A. You can find us on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram under the name Gateway Visalia.

Q4. Do you have different worship styles?

A. We offer two styles of worship at Gateway Church. Our 8:30am service has music by our volunteer-based Choir & Orchestra and the 10:30am service includes music from our Worship Band.

Q5. Do I have to be a Christian to attend?

A. No! We encourage people who are learning about their faith to attend Gateway. And if you have questions about what it means to be a Christian, we are more than happy to provide you with the resources you need to develop your faith.

Q6. Is there something for my kids?

A. At Gateway, we love kids! During this time we are offering a kid's service online at 9:45am. To go along with these services, each month our Children's Ministry Team puts together a free KidBox with activity sheets and crafts.

What people say about Gateway

"Friendly, kid friendly, great worship, Pastor Ed is awesome... it has just been a great place to be for our family. Something for all ages. Anyone looking for a home church you must come and see. The office staff can help you with any questions you have. "So What!" Are you waiting for?"

-Laura Cowett
"I've been part of this church since I was 14 and it's my church home. Love to see the growth in people and outreach to others. And Pastor Ed! So easy to listen to and understand."

- Natalie Fronczek
"This is my home church been  going here for three years and I love it music, worship, Pastor Ed is a great guy, the coffee cafe is good I also attended Bible study and went on trips."

- Esperanza Reynolds

Past Message Series

Listen to a sermon by Pastor Ed to get a feel of what service will be like when you attend.
Pastor Ed’s great goal is to teach the ancient text of the Bible in a way that communicates 21st Century real life applications. Every Sunday the most important question that can be asked is, “So What?! What difference does any of this make?” The answer to that question is discovered as we learn together the application of God’s Word to everyday life.

What Are You Waiting For? Plan Your Experience Today!

We would love to see you in-person or online!