Staff Directory

Bill Avant

My wife, Gail, and I have been married 25 years. Together we have eleven grandchildren and step grandchildren to keep our life busy!

My role as an elder at Gateway consists of many different jobs. I am the elder over the Armor Bearer Ministry and an assistant in Gateway Oasis Ministry. I also administrate all the pastoral care needs of the church and serve as a hospital chaplain at Ty Cobb Hospital.

In 1994, an acquaintance from the Gideon ministry finally convinced my wife and I to visit Gateway. We had spent a lot of time searching for a home church, but we just had not found what we were looking for. When we visited Gateway, we knew this was the place for us!

In my spare time, I love to golf and fish. I have to say, though, that soul-winning is the real passion of my life!