Gateway NRH is next!

In November 2007, Gateway’s first extension campus opened in North Richland Hills with Campus Pastor Marcus Brecheen. The weekend services mirrored those at the Southlake Campus with live worship, personal ministry, and a video message from the Southlake Campus. In addition, half of the NRH Campus was created to hold a vibrant student ministry with a basketball court, a skateboard park out back, and space for games and activities. With great leaders like Pastor Marcus and current Campus Pastor Byron Copeland, the NRH Campus has operated at peak efficiency, consistently filling most of its services and serving its people whole-heartedly. 

Over the past few years, the campus has continued to grow and finding room for all the people has gotten tougher, yet people have continued to attend faithfully. “This campus is filled with so many incredible people who have been here since the beginning,” says Josh Hall, associate campus pastor. “And as of last month, they’re seeing Gateway’s Heart for the Kingdom giving come to fruition with the remodel of our campus.” 

There’s more to these updates than the campus getting new stuff. “It’s about the people. They’ve been so generous in helping Gateway build the kingdom with their giving and sweet spirits,” says Pastor Byron. “Now we’re outfitting the campus with brand-new tools to reach our community in new ways. It’s going to be electric and exciting for the whole Gateway family!”

The updates will create more space for training and resources, visitor comfort, family security, community involvement, and better guest interactions. Here’s a full list of the upcoming renovations:

The Mix & Elementary Classrooms 
To make dropping off your kids easier and help make the whole children’s area more secure, a new classroom for fifth and sixth graders will be created. In addition, a couple of the elementary rooms (Flying Ferris Wheel and Rock-n-Roller Coaster) will be completely redone to make better use of the space. 

Flooring and Furniture 
Sometimes, after much wear and tear, floors need to be replaced. This year, all the flooring in the Auditorium and the Gateway Café will be redone to give the space a fresh, clean look. New furniture will be bought for a few of the open areas. 

Updated Audio/Visual Equipment 
Gateway NRH’s audio/visual system is the oldest of all the campuses and has experienced several blackouts during weekend services over the years because of inclement weather. “We pray harder than any other campus during a storm!” says Pastor Josh. The new equipment will help us provide an even better service experience for attendees and visitors. 

BubbleLand 
BubbleLand is a play space for young children that is open on certain days of the week for families to use. “This new addition makes the campus much more of a community space for people to come in and enjoy,” says Pastor Josh. 

Gateway Central & Serve Lounge 
To make Gateway Central more accessible and friendly, it will be given a designated, blocked-off space in the Lobby. In addition, the Serve Lounge will be moved to a different location and be outfitted with lockers and a relaxing space for volunteers. 

Classrooms 
Equipping is a big part of Gateway’s vision, so Gateway NRH will be adding another classroom to the layout (for a total of two classrooms). 

Gateway Bookstore 
For those who like to browse Gateway’s resources, the Gateway Bookstore will be moved to the front of the building. It will be much more inviting and spacious.