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  • Gateway Seminary dedicates Bay Area campus

    by Katherine Chute, posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (one year ago)

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    FREMONT, Calif. (BP) -- Gateway Seminary dedicated a new campus in the San Francisco Bay Area April 8, fulfilling a promise that the institution would not abandon its presence there.

    But the story behind the new facility in Fremont, Calif., has two parts: one from the perspective of the Southern Baptist seminary -- formerly known as Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary -- and the other on the side of a church that was declining but wanted to continue its commitment to missions. Read More

  • 'Bubbling' strategy sees five Christians grow to 10,000

    by Katherine Chute , posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Dan serves in an area of Southeast Asia where "nobody had been and nobody wanted to go."

    And the mission group he worked with didn't want him to go there, either.

    "During appointment week, I learned I was not allowed to go to that location," the Gateway Seminary alumnus said, "so I went to language school in a different location and was eventually able to demonstrate all the reasons for denying me were not valid." Read More

  • Former Gateway Seminary president dies at 81

    by Kathie Chute & Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- William O. (Bill) Crews, 81, president emeritus of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, died March 1 after a brief illness in Vancouver, Wash.

    "William O. Crews was a Baptist statesman who profoundly impacted our work in the western United States," said Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary. "He was a friend and mentor to many, who will miss him deeply. His impact at Gateway Seminary lives on through our emphasis on shaping leaders -- Bill's passion and legacy." Read More

  • First Gateway Seminary grads honored

    by Tyler Sanders, posted Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (one year ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Relatives and friends celebrated with Gateway Seminary's first graduating class on Dec. 17 in the chapel of the new Los Angeles-area campus.

    Thirty graduates received degrees, including 16 doctoral students. The seminary dedicated its new main campus in Ontario, Calif., in October.

    Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, reminded graduates that God chose to use some unexpected people in the Bible such as David, who is included in Jesus' genealogy in Matthew chapter one. Read More

  • Gateway's new Bay Area campus to open in January

    by Katherine Chute, posted Friday, December 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- A final piece in Gateway Seminary's campus relocation efforts drops into place as the seminary's new San Francisco-area campus opens in Fremont, Calif., on Jan. 10. Spring classes begin there Jan. 30.

    The campus will serve 250-300 students as the seminary continues its ministry in the Bay Area that began with its location to Mill Valley in 1959. Fall 2016 classes for the campus opened in Mill Valley as construction continued in Fremont. See related story. The seminary also dedicated its new main campus in Ontario, Calif., in October. Read More

  • Gateway Seminary dedicates building, celebrates blessings

    by Katherine Chute, posted Monday, October 10, 2016 (one year ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Gateway Seminary wrapped up two years of transition Oct. 5-8, with a series of dedication events that praised God for His blessings on the institution's recent move.

    "Today we celebrate our heritage and stand in awe of God's miraculous activity through us over the past few years," President Jeff Iorg said during the Oct. 6 dedication service. "These memories are important to us. But for us, our dreams exceed our memories. Our vision supersedes our heritage. Our longing to experience God's future is more important than celebrating our legacy in our past." Read More

  • Gateway convocation leads inaugural semester

    by Kathie Chute, posted Tuesday, September 06, 2016 (one year ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Launching a series of events opening the new campus of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, President Jeff Iorg warned students of "unintended consequences" of a seminary education.

    The Aug. 29 convocation and first day of classes will be followed by celebratory events Oct. 5-8, including a dedication service, a gala featuring contemporary hymnists Keith and Kristyn Getty and a festival complete with food trucks, tours and other activities at the new Southern California campus in Ontario. Read More