Sunday 10am - 13 White St, Bunbury 08 9791 9949 [email protected]

About Gateway Church

Gateway church was started in 2009 by church planters Patrick and Judy Humberstone as they followed a strong leading from God to begin another ‘family’ of God’s people amongst the other great churches in the South West region. Gateway is currently pastored by Steve and Kaye O’Donoghue.

Gateway is a vibrant and friendly group of people who love to worship and serve the community that God has placed us in.

Our mission is:

“To Honour God, and serve our community”

It’s a simple and practical plan at Gateway; We put God first in our lives and encourage our church to ‘get closer’ and go deeper’ with the Lord. We then seek to be a transforming influence on each other and the community, looking for ways to serve and support others in practical terms – reaching one life at a time!

Our vision is:

“To see the South West transformed and impact the world”

Community transformation is at the heart of who we are and what we do at Gateway; It starts local and then global, as we put others first and seek to be a real influence for good. Some of our overseas involvements includes Moldova – supporting orphans and combating child exploitation and the sex trafficking trade in Europe; working with Awareness Cambodia as they support Cambodian children and young adults by providing access to their child support centre in the province and an adult learning centre in Phnom Penh. Awareness Cambodia offer scholarships and housing so young people can achieve their dreams.

Our Beliefs


God is the creator and ruler of the universe.  He has existed eternally in three persons:
the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1Genesis 1:26-27Genesis 3:22Psalm 90:2Matthew 28:191 Peter 1:22 Corinthians 13:14


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23Isaiah 9:6John 1:1-5John 14:10-30Hebrews 4:14-151 Corinthians 15:3-4Romans 1:3-4Acts 1:9-111 Timothy 6:14-15Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17John 16:7-13John 14:16-17Acts 1:81 Corinthians 2:121 Corinthians 3:16Ephesians 1:13Galatians 5:25Ephesians 5:18


Humanity is made in the image of God. Although God designed us to have fellowship with Him, we became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

Genesis 1:27Psalm 8:3-6Isaiah 53:6Romans 3:23Colossians 1:21Isaiah 59:1-2


You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven.

John 3:161 John 2:25John 5:11-13Romans 6:23Revelation 20:15


Salvation is God’s gift to you if you’ll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith.

Romans 6:23Ephesians 2:8-9John 14:6John 1:12Titus 3:5Galatians 3:26Romans 5:1

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.

2 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:20-212 Timothy 1:13Psalm 119:105Psalm 119:160Psalm 12:6Proverbs 30:5

Australian Christian Churches

Gateway Church Bunbury is an affiliate of the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) organisation that encompasses many member churches across Australia. They provide support, accountability and great encouragement to us and many other churches nationally, both small and large.
Australian Christian Churches Website


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