A Bit About Us

Our Mission

Our overall vision for Gate City Church is to boldly proclaim the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe that we are called to win the lost, make disciples, and train them to go and do the same. We have a strong sense that the Lord has called us to be God’s ambassadors in building bridges to span the divide between those who have entered into a relationship with Christ and those who have yet to make that decision.

Our Values

There are many things we deeply value at Gate City Church. Below is a summary of some of our core values. Click here to download our full statement of faith and beliefs.

  • Respect 

  • Biblical Fidelity 

  • Caring for One Another 

  • Community and World Outreach 

  • Orderliness 

  • Spiritual Gifts

  • Teamwork 

Our Passion

Our passion is to delve into the heart of God, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Our “ethos” in carrying out this call is through fervent, persistent, and united prayer. Prayer is the “ethos” of everything we do at Gate City Church. Yet it is not prayer for prayer’s sake, it is prayer that leads us to the heart of God. We do not dedicate ourselves to seek after the Father’s hand, we dedicate ourselves to seek to know God.

As we passionately seek after God, he will begin to transform our hearts to love the things that are in the center of His heart. To learn more of how we carry out this vision to passionately seek the heart of the Father, click here.

Some GCC History

The Beginning 

Gate City Church, formerly known as Grace Fellowship Church. was started in 1984 by Pastor Paul Berube and a group of believers from the “Abbott Loop Christian Center” in Anchorage, Alaska. Pastor Paul, a native of Nashua, sensed God’s call to start a new church in Southern New Hampshire. The church met in various rented facilities prior to the purchase of 43 Main Street in 1989.

In 1995, GCC purchased the Greeley House on the Nashua River for administrative offices, youth ministries, and the church’s counseling center. The Greeley House was an integral piece in formulating the current Campus.

In 1997, the Franklin Mill building at 34 Franklin Street was added to the GCC campus. This large facility, formerly the Nashua Corporation, was a mix of ministry, business, and housing and the home of the Greater Nashua House of Prayer and the Nashua Christian Academy. Some of the space has been donated to local organizations such as the Crisis Pregnancy Center, Vision New England, and Willowdale Christian Counselors. In 2000, 55 Franklin Street was purchased and converted to church offices, a youth fellowship hall, and several meeting rooms that were used for “Growth & Healing” classes. In the summer of 2002 the renovation of the second floor was completed, and it became the home of Nashua Christian Academy for 20 years.

While we give glory to God for all of His blessings, we are most thankful for each and every person He brings to us. It is first and foremost people who make Gate City Church full of life and love. Worship attendance at the weekend services is about 800. We are very excited about what God has done in the past and what He has planned for Gate City Church in the future.

GATE CITY CHURCH STAFF & LEADERSHIP

Leaders & Elders

Pastor Paul Berube

Senior Pastor

Executive Board President

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Jeff Locke

Executive Board VP

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David Ham

Executive Board Secretary

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Brian Lasalle

Executive Board

Elder

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Tom Olsen

Executive Board

Elder

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Stevens Vuppula

Executive Board

Indian Outreach Director

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Roger Barbosa

Elder

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Rick Beavers

Elder

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Myroslav Biley

Slavic Congregation Pastor

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Vitaley Biley

Elder

Deacons

GCC Office and Campus Staff 

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Janet Whissel

Finance Office

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Cheryl Cates

Business Office

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Karen Misiag

 Bonhoeffer's Manager

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Myroslav Biley

Slavic Church Pastor

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Jaque Barbosa

Brazilian Church Office

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Roger Barbosa

Facilities

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Scott Litchfield

Facilities

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Luke Tannariello

Elder

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Paul Kumar

Elder

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Mike Mahoney

Elder

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Scott Stone

Elder

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Ken Bourque

Deacon

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Bill Carroll

Deacon

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Steve Desaulniers

Deacon

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Andrea Hamilton

Deacon

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Doug Larter

Deacon

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Alicia Luszey

Deacon

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Bob Luszey

Deacon

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Silvana Pinto

Deacon

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Sebastião Pinto

Deacon

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Pastor Paul Berube

Senior Pastor

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Sandy Berube

Women's Ministry

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Paul Kumar

Children's Church Coordinator

Associate Pastor

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Joshua Griffin

Media & Sound