pastor steve neptune

Steve Neptune Pastor Steve acknowledged Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on September 16, 1973, at the age of 20, while a student at Kent State University. In 1978, he helped to establish the Community of Believers Christian Church in Kent where he served as part of the pastoral team until 1993 when he was called to serve the network of churches with which he was affiliated and as one of its Directors, Steve provides extra-local oversight to several congregations in the Northeastern Ohio area. In 1998, Steve, along with other area Christian leaders, helped establish HarvestNet Ministries a "regional equipping ministry for worldwide harvest." Steve is currently the President of HarvestNet Institute and in the tradition of C. S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer, Steve has a passion to present the truth claims of the Christian worldview in a relevant way to his and future generation. Pastor Steve and his wife Sylvia live in Bainbridge, Ohio and are blessed with five adult children and seven wonderful grandchildren.

Pastor Steve Neptune has published two books (click to view): 


co-Pastor - Derek Hiley  

 & Childrens Ministry - Sarah Hiley


mark & Kirby Brower

Mark & Kirby dedicated their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ over 45 years ago. Their presence is integral to GateWay Church as they serve both spiritually and physically.  


Mark and Kirby also support missionaries and missions: Ambassadors in Sports, North India Christian Ministries, Daniel Moiana (Pastor in Mozambique, and many more throughout the years.

They reside in Aurora and are blessed with two sons, a daughter-in-law, and one granddaughter.

sound & technology


John Ruchek serves us as a webmaster, visual effects, and sound tech.

Caleb Callahan serves as our sound tech, visual effects, and drummer

administrative assistant

sylvia neptune

Worship team