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Derek Sissel

Lead Pastor of Gateway Church Network

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Derek Sissel is the Lead Pastor of the Gateway Church Network, the Open Bible Rocky Mountain District Director, and Founder of the Open Bible School of Ministry, all based in Colorado Springs, CO. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Almeda University. He has three great passions: to see people become genuine followers of Jesus Christ, to raise up a new generation of leaders and church planters, and to pray in a new season of revival in America. He is a sought after speaker for conferences, church leadership training and youth events. He has a heart for young people and an ability to inspire them to see themselves as an essential part of establishing God’s Kingdom. Most of all, he desires to see all generations worshiping God side by side. Derek is a loving husband to his wife, Angie, and a devoted father to three teenagers, Danielle, Vanessa, and Wade.

Angie Sissel

Director of Assimilation and Women's Minister

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Angie is the Women’s Minister at Gateway Church in Colorado Springs. She has a passion to minister to women in the body of Christ by helping them to grow in their understanding of God’s Word and His love. Angie also heads up the Assimilation Team, and is the Adminstrative Director of Gateway Preschool and Child Care. She has been married to an amazing man of God, Derek, and is the mother of three wonderful teenagers Danielle, Vanessa and Wade.

Michael Kahl

Media Director

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Michael Kahl is the Media Director at Gateway Church. He started attending Gateway in 2000 when Pastor Derek was the Youth Pastor. Michael is a graduate from Colorado Technical University where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor's of Science degree focused on graphic design. He has faithfully served the church with his time, talent and creativity. His greatest desire is to frame the message of Christ in an impactful way. That others might know the truth and see Christ for who He is. He has been married to Heather Kahl for 16 years and they have three wonderful children; Mckinzie, Easton and Jameson.

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