At August Gate, elders, their wives, deacons, and ministry team leaders seek to lead our people as they look to Jesus, the Senior Pastor of our church (Ephesians 4:15, 1 Peter 5:4). An elder is a pastor who shepherds through protecting, teaching, leading, managing and caring for the needs of Jesus' people (1 Peter 5:1a, 2a).
From a small town in Southeastern Illinois, Noah began his ministry journey during his college years at Mckendree University and then came back home where he served as a youth pastor. In 2006, God began to call Noah and Heather into church planting, leading Noah to earn his MAR and M.Div at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. By 2009, August Gate launched in the school building of Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard as a plant from Matthias' Lot Church. In addition to leading August Gate, Noah also serves as the Senior Director of Church Planting Deployment for the North American Mission Board. Some of his hobbies include fitness and nutrition, reading, and beard growing. Noah and his wife Heather are blessed with five children: Allie, Chaim, Piper, Haddon, and Dox.
Kevin has a huge heart for his role as the Worship and Creative Arts Pastor. Kevin met his wife Crystal in college and soon after, moved to Florida to lead as a worship director, and then as a youth pastor. He then met Noah and joined the August Gate team in 2012 to help launch the Metro East gathering. Aside from writing and playing music, Kevin enjoys woodworking and anything that allows him to be creative. Kevin and Crystal have six children: Carter, Cooper, Keller, Carsen, Cohen, and Kenna.
Originally from Ohio, Will and his wife Abbey moved to the St. Louis area in 2015 for him to earn his M.Div from Covenant Seminary and to pursue the call towards pastoral ministry at August Gate Church. While serving as the student ministry director for three years, the Lord continued to grow Will’s passion to teach and shepherd people of all ages at August Gate according to God’s Word, which he loves to do in his role as the Family Discipleship Pastor. Aside from spending time with people, Will enjoys family walks and rollerblade rides, watching sports, and drinking coffee. Will and Abbey are blessed with a son, Owen, and a daughter, Hannah.
As Granite City natives, Bryan and his wife Kristen have deep roots in their community. Having found August Gate in 2010, they have both served in various roles in the church, with Bryan becoming an elder in 2018. Bryan, Kristen, and their two children, Elijah and Emery, still live in Granite City. You can find Bryan writing, woodworking, and gardening.
Worship and Creative Arts Pastor
Family Discipleship Pastor
Church Planting Resident
Financial Administrative Assistant