What to Expect

We know that choosing a church can be a tough decision.

You may be looking to find a place to develop life-long friendships and relationships; or for a relevant message addressing concerns in your life; or maybe you’re looking for a church that has ministries for everyone in your family. Whatever you are looking for, we believe we can be an encouragement to you and your entire family no matter where you are in life’s journey.

If you’re looking for a church family, join us for one of our worship services. Here are some things that will help you prepare. We look forward to meeting you!

Weekly Services & Times

Atoka: Sunday 9:30am & 10:45am

1915 Rosemark Road

Munford: Sunday 10:30am

145 Joe Joyner Road

Covington: Sunday 6pm (beginning Easter Sunday April 21)

101 W. Court Square

There are also Small Groups who meet together for Bible Study throughout the week. For more info, visit our groups page.

Sunday Funday
Our Parking Attendants will help you find a parking spot.

When you arrive on campus

Look for our visitor parking spaces near the front door. Once inside, you  will be welcomed by our greeters who will direct you to the worship center as well as answer any questions you may have. In addition, they will offer to show you our adult classrooms or our student and children’s ministry areas.

Our dress code

Come as you are. Just wear whatever you feel comfortable in! You will see people in everything from jeans and t-shirts to slacks and dress shirts.

If you have a child

We have excellent care and teaching for them happening throughout the entire service. It’s safe and secure, and they’re going to have a great time learning about Jesus in an age-appropriate learning experience with skilled and loving caregivers. We want kids to understand just how much joy and adventure there can be in studying the bible and following Jesus.

We offer volunteer-led teaching care for babies thru Pre-School age. If you are checking in children between nursery and Kindergarten, we will take your family’s information and issue security tags for each of your children. We also offer a worship service for children age Kindergarten thru 5th grade.

New! You can pre-register your kids now. Click here.

next steps girls
Our Next Steps volunteers will help you find where to go. Look for their “HEY” badge, and we’ll be looking for you, too.

As you enter the worship center

Greeters and ushers are available to assist you if you have any questions or special needs regarding seating or other general questions. Should special needs arise during the service, feel free to go to an usher to request assistance. As a first-time visitor to Gateway Baptist Church, you are our guest. We don’t expect you to contribute in the offering. Feel free to sit back, enjoy the music, and relax as the offering plate is passed.

During each service

We welcome our first time guests. We won’t put you on the spot or call you to the front. We’ll provide you with any information you need, and we ask that you fill out and turn in the information card to help us keep record of your visit with us.

Gateway’s Worship Style

Above all, our aim is Christ-centered worship. To that end, we use a variety of genres – old hymns, new hymns, contemporary worship songs – to exalt the Savior. We use a band and vocal team weekly, a choir occasionally, and the “feel” of a worship service is more contemporary than traditional. 

After the service

You are invited to meet the pastors in the worship center. There is a “Next Steps Desk” in the back of the worship center at each campus. Our freindly volunteers will be happy to help and look forward to answering any questions you may have.

Wednesday  6:30PM

GROW GROUPS meet weekly on Wednesday nights. These gather for a 12 week Spring Semester from February – May and a 12 week Fall Semester from August – November. While the semesters are in session, there is also care and teaching for kids.

Our Students gather each Wednesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Gateway’s Munford Campus.

If you want to know more about the way we do things around here, find out all the details at Starting Gate.