Gateway has a long history in the Madison area. Since 1994, when Gateway began, the church has had two pastors. Dick Sisson, along with his wife Carol, founded the church with a faithful group of friends. They started meeting together at the theater in Westgate Mall on Whitney Way, eventually combining the names of these two locations to form the name Gateway Church. After the theater, they rented space at Holy Wisdom Monastery until they found a permanent home at our present location in Middleton.
In 2011, Dick Sisson retired after a 46 year career in ministry including 17 years at Gateway. The church called Paul Lundgren to pastor the church before Dick left. Paul had recently completed his Masters of Divinity at Denver Seminary and was looking for a small, healthy church in Wisconsin where he could preach God’s word and disciple believers. When Paul and his wife, Laura, first met the members of Gateway, they were excited to see that this small group of believers clearly loved God, his word, and one another.
It is now Gateway’s aim to build upon this longstanding foundation. The church has ministered to many people in the Madison area during the last 25 years, and we look forward to seeing what God will do in the next 25.