Gateway Staff

  • Aaron Dyck - lead pastor

    Pastor Aaron Dyck came to Gateway in 2010, and was called as the Lead Pastor in 2013. Aaron grew up in Abbotsford BC. He and his wife, Skye have three  amazing children, and are excited to be part of the incredible ministry team at Gateway. Believing that every Christian is called to do the work of the ministry, Aaron’s passion is seeing YOU healed up, filled up, and fired up to reach out to those around you, how and where God has wired you and placed you. The bible calls this “equipping the saints for the work of the ministry,” and its a big part of Pastor Aaron’s developing ministry at Gateway. Aaron has a BA in Biblical Studies from Columbia Bible College, an M.Min from Point Loma Nazarene University, and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.

  • Wes Morrison - worship director & Young Adults Pastor

    Wes came to Gateway in 2011. Born and raised in Southern California, he brought his lifelong background in music and his passion for Christ to Victoria where he met and married his wife, Leslie, in June 2012. He believes in the freedom of passionate and expressive worship and the powerful movement of the Holy Spirit. He strives to bless God’s people with transparent, genuine love and care.

  • Talita Nell - Youth Pastor

    Talita and her husband, Matthew, are excited to be a part of what God is doing at Gateway. Talita is passionate about encouraging youth to grow in their relationship with Jesus and equipping them to make Him known. She also loves partnering with families as they disciple their teenagers.

  • Shawna Nairn - Children's Pastor

    Shawna was born and raised in BC.  She is so excited to join the Gateway family in their mission to love this neighbourhood and city.  Shawna has had amazing opportunities to minister to children & youth for the last 20 years both here in Victoria & Vancouver Island and in the New York area.  She is passionate about discipling the next generation in the message of the gospel, prayer, their mission/purpose, and bible study, as well as helping parents become more effective in their role as their children's spiritual leaders.

  • Skye Voth - Communications coordinator

  • Dennis Abbott - director of development

    Dennis joined Gateway in 2014 bringing a financial and leadership background to church governance--having previously served as Board Chair, Elder,and in finance over the past 30 years.  His passion is to facilitate the expansion of the Kingdom and to equip the body as effective stewards of the Lord`s provision.  He currently serves as Treasurer, Elder, and special projects director at Gateway.  Dennis is married to Shiela with 3 married sons and 1 daughter and 9 grandchildren.

Our Mission

Gateway is a community of believers that is:  Equipped, Empowered and on Mission.


Gateway is led by the Holy Spirit to follow God in His Mission. As a local church, this is facilitated by both Pastors and Volunteer Leaders. Pastors are trained, called and equipped to lead a local church as their full-time vocation. Elected Volunteer Leaders are what we call 'Elders' and 'Deacons'. Elders are called to help pastor the church by using their time and energy to pray for the church, meet and pray with people in need, and provide spiritual support to the church. Deacons likewise volunteer to lead the church through the practical facilitation of Gateway's various ministries. As a Leadership Team, Pastors, Elders and Deacons do their best to care for anyone who comes their way, and help see that God's Mission is being done through Gateway.

What we believe.

  • The sovereignty, love, and grace of God, the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
  • The divine inspiration of Holy Scripture and its entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. God
  • The value of each human being as created by God. The universal sinfulness of humankind since the fall, which alienates all from God and subjects all to condemnation.
  • The full deity and humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, whose substitutionary sacrifice is the sole ground of redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin.
  • The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone in Christ crucified and risen from the dead. 
  • The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God, the Holy Spirit, in the believer. 
  • The church as set forth in the New Testament and understood historically by the Baptist community. 
  • The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, our participation in the resurrection, and the hope of eternal life.
  • Priesthood of All Believers – Loved by God, and made in His image, each of us has the opportunity to meet directly and personally with God. As we are all equal before Him, we have the right and responsibility to participate in Christ’s body, the Church, and to minister to each other as a ‘priesthood of all believers’. We have ordained ministers who perform those functions, such as marriages, that are reserved for licensed clergy by law or tradition. 
  • Sacraments – We believe there are two sacraments: baptism and communion. Baptism – We each come to faith in God through a free, personal decision; therefore, we practice the baptism of believers. For this reason, we do not practice infant baptism, reserving baptism for adults and young people mature enough to make a fully conscious and committed decision. Following Biblical example and modeling the life, death and resurrection of Christ, we baptize by full immersion. 
  • Communion – On a regular basis (the 1st Sunday of each month) we remember the saving death and resurrection of Jesus by participating in the sacrament of communion, sharing in Christ’s body and blood through bread and wine.