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Welcome to Gateway! We love having you visit, and we hope that your experience is welcoming, practical, and encouraging. Here you’ll find useful information that will help you get to know more about Gateway.

Our mission at Gateway is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe that God created every single person for a specific purpose, and we want to help you find yours!

Our Traditional Service

Gateway’s earliest service provides a traditional atmosphere with a combination of classic hymns, contemporary music, and practical messages.

Our Modern Services
9:45AM & 11:00AM

Gateway’s modern services provide a more casual atmosphere with modern music and practical messages.

Gateway Baptist Church

First visit plan

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit!  Below, you’ll find a list of commonly asked questions – but if you’re wondering about something else, please don’t hesitate to send an email or give us a call Monday through Thursday at (803) 732-0590.

How do I get there?
Gateway is located at 1651 Dutch Fork Road in Ballentine, SC. Check out the map to the left for more info.

Where do I park?
When you first pull onto our campus, you’ll see our Worship Center to the left and our Children’s Building to the right. We have parking in front of each building specifically for first time guests.  If you have any questions, look for someone with a blue Gateway name tag on and they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

What should I wear?
Gateway has a “Come as you are!” atmosphere. You’ll see some people dressed up and some will be dressed casually.  There are no expectations for what you wear – we just want you to be comfortable!

What about my kids / students?
At Gateway we take pride in leading fun and interactive classes for kids of all ages.  Our hope is to point your kids to Jesus with games and lessons designed specifically with them in mind.

On Sunday mornings, there are classes provided in the Children’s Building for all children birth through 5th grade.  When you enter that building, you’ll see a welcome kiosk where someone will greet you and take your child to his or her class. You can find out more about our kids ministry here…

Directly behind the Children’s Building, you’ll find our Student Ministry Building.  This is where all middle and high schoolers meet.  Middle schoolers meet on Sunday mornings at 9:45AM and high schoolers meet on Sunday nights at 7PM.  The services for our students are unique and designed to reach the appropriate age group. You can find out more about our student ministry here…


Sundays at 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00
Worship Center


1651 Dutch Fork Road
Irmo, SC 29063

Starting point

If you’re interested in learning more about Gateway and maybe even investigating what church membership means, “Gateway 101” is your first step.

During our time together, you’ll meet the staff, learn how to get involved, and understand key truths of what we believe. This class is designed to be a conversational environment in which you’ll discover more about the church and our mission. “Gateway 101” is held every other month on a Sunday at 11am. Click here to signup for the next session…

How do I get involved?

There are many ways to get involved. Here are three of them:
1) Come to a worship service on Sunday
2) Look into joining a small group
3) Find an opportunity to serve – here, near, or far