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Stephen Wilson

Prison Ministries Campus Pastor

Stephen Wilson serves as the prison campuses pastor for Gateway Church Prison Ministry. Gateway launched its first prison campus November 2018 and is actively planning additional campus launches in prisons throughout Texas. Stephen has a heart and calling to disciple men and women inside prisons; lead them on paths of forgiveness, redemption, and restoration; and prepare them for re-entry into their communities.

Prior to coming on staff at Gateway, Stephen served as the founding pastor of G3 Prison Ministries. Through G3, Stephen and his wife, Celeste, were missionaries who led outreach events into prisons in partnership with every Gateway campus and Gateway Global Ministries. Together they have a heart to reach the forgotten and point them to Christ. He joined Gateway Church’s staff in 2019 to develop and implement an internal prison ministry at Gateway.

Although Stephen was raised in a Christian home and baptized as a child, he did not submit his will to God until he was 33 years old. Through a radical transformation, he submitted his life to following Christ and stepped into his calling to ministry. Stephen has a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Texas Woman’s University, a master’s degree in religion from Liberty University School of Divinity, and a Master of Jurisprudence at Texas A&M University School of Law. 

Stephen and Celeste have been married since 2007 and have five amazing children.