Eastgate celebrates 32 years!

Happy 32nd Anniversary Eastgate Church! Over 32 years ago, on Sunday, November 17, 1991, we held an organizational meeting in our home to discuss the idea of planting a church. We invited around 40 people to attend. Fifteen people came. At the end of the meeting, I handed out index cards asking those present to express their

I’m Bound for That City

“And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Revelation 21:2 ESV). I’m on my annual study retreat this week and I’ve been working on a sermon series about heaven for Spring 2024. So when the New Testament reading from the One Year Bible yesterday was

5 reasons our church looks like a game show this week…

“Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.” – Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 9:22b-23 (NLT) ‘But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for

4 Key Areas of Discipleship

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 18:19-20 ESV). “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and

4 Devotions of Life Changing Small Groups

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42 ESV). We’re not a church with small groups. We’re a church of small groups. Our church started in my living room with seven people. So, we’ve considered small groups to be one of the keys to fulfilling our

Ask the Pastor – 1/26/23

Pastor Gary Combs answers questions from people doing the One Year Bible readings in Genesis. Is there extra-biblical record of Joseph in Egypt? Who was the Pharaoh during Joseph’s time? And is there a contradiction between Genesis 10:5 “each with his own language” and Genesis 11:1 “the whole earth had one language?”