We believe in the bible, the scriptures. Both Old and New Testaments are the inspired word of God without error in the original writings and complete revelation to His will for salvation of men and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. We believe there is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three Manifestations: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins. He arose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God.
We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
Finally, we believe that Jesus Christ is soon to return.
Primary the focus of this Ministry was initiated from a burning desire to see souls come into the kingdom of God. Pastor Gilbert J. Rolle returned to his homeland, Bimini to preach the word of God during tent revival services evangelizing the streets of Bimini from one month with the theme: “STRENGTHEN THE THINGS WHICH REMAIN.” At the end of that month the Lord showed the urgency of another ministry being established. Through mush prayer and fasting Gateway Outreach Ministry was birth with a mandate to be prototype of the prophet Nehemiah, to be a builder of a spiritual wall.The name Gateway came into being after Bimini was known as the gateway to the Bahamas for Drugs. Bimini is known as the GATEWAY to God’s glory.
On August 15th, 1998 the first divine worship service was held in the dining of All My Children Hotel and on August 22nd, 1998, Gateway Outreach Ministry was officially commissioned for service by Apostle Ricardo O. Grant Pastor of Universal Household of Faith. At that time, Elder Gilbert J. Rolle was also inducted as Pastor, Full time in Ministry along with his wife First Lady Yvette Rolle. Upon the opening of the establishment, we were blessed to have four full time well efficient personnel on our employment roster. Also our bookstore was in operation after the need for more knowledge of his word became evident.
Our Ministry began enlarging the place of her tent. We hosted a tent crusade throughout six of the family island beginning in New Providence the capital beginning February of 1999 continuing on to Eleuthera, Andros, Abaco, Exuma and the Grand Bahama Island. This evangelistic explosion resulted in lives being changed and most importantly souls came to know the Lord with a continued follow-up ministry.
Our vision, still expanding birth our transportation Ministry, Gateway school of Biblical Studies and an added feature to his vision in September 2000 Gateway Christian Academy Kindergarten and Pre-School was founded, bringing our employment number to seven. For these we say How grateful we are for his goodness!
On April 20th, 2001 the beginning of a new era in the life of this two years old soon to be three years ministry, where contingent of friends and well wishers gathered on the site that God has blessed us with in the settlement of Porgy bay, for the ground breaking ceremony of the first phase of this Ministry’s vision, THE SANCTUARY. This ceremony was officiated by Pastor Raymond Wells of Living Waters Outreach Ministry, Nassau, Bahamas.
Together, we the people who had a mind to build began to rebuild the tank, headed by Brother Aaron Rolle Sr., Andray & Philip Parker who put their heads and hands together to orchestrate this work. WE GIVE THANKS TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD for these gifts.
Through this What a time! His message inspired, motivated and encouraged us to stay focus, rebuild and repair the tank. It was not with clarity at the inception what it meant, but as it began to manifest, then with precision we saw God. This tank which had sustained the people of Bimini with natural water for years is now the same tank which will supply a flow of LIVING WATER that shall sustain us spiritually. This well shall spring up, shall transform lives and this time, NEVER RUN DRY.
Experience we were reminded of Nehemiah: When the people heard that they were rebuilding the wall they became angry and conspired together to oppose the work, but we had a plan. We prayed to God and set up spiritual guards around the clock (people who stood on the wall and were determined in their hearts not to come down). For this experience we say, THANK YOU JESUS for warriors that interceded. Special mention of the late Rosa Vernona Rolle, may her soul rest in peace.
This Date August 24th, 2001 we assembled with great excitement to celebrate what God has done in allowing us (at the completion of three years in ministry) to build His house, for we realize that except God build’s His house we labor but in vain. So we with grateful hearts gathered in the sanctuary to give God glory. We lifted our hands, our hearts and voices to God for all His blessing towards us. In dedicating this house in His honor, we position ourselves as a people who have not yet arrived, but one that know their God and are ready to do great exploits for His kingdom.
For these and other accomplishments we say TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!