This weekend, we are excited to have a guest pastor preaching at all of our services. Troy Wilson is the lead pastor of an EPC church plant in San Francisco that Gateway has prayerfully and financially supported for the past year. Prior to planting The Table San Francisco, Troy and his wife, Caroline, served in Thailand as missionaries and then at a large church north of San Francisco.
Gateway is honored and encouraged by the partnership we have with The Table as we seek to GO and reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. San Francisco is the most unchurched city in the United States, and Troy and his community operate more like missionaries than a typical midwestern church plant. This high percentage of unreached people combined with the challenge of the astronomical cost of space in San Francisco is what motivates Troy and his team to be focused on establishing smaller relational communities within the local “neighborhood” communities that make up San Francisco. They put a high emphasis in creating spaces for people to connect with one another and be encouraged by God’s Word in the context of tightly connected fellowship.
The long term goals of The Table is to not just build a big single church, but to expand the reach of the Gospel by multiplying these missional communities into each neighborhood across all of San Francisco. The name, “The Table”, is a picture of the heart of a family gathering together to break bread and share their lives. And Troy and his team pursue this attitude of ministry and outreach in everything they do.
As we gather together as a community of God’s people in Findlay at both of our campuses this weekend, we pray that you will be encouraged by Troy’s passion for the lost and the city of San Francisco. Thank you for supporting and praying for Gateway Church as we seek to honor God by GOing and partnering with churches like The Table.