Scott L. Towner has been Gateway's Pastor since June 2005 and was married to the most beautiful and lovely woman in the world, Rebecca Stuart, on June 6th, 1998. On August 1st, 2002 they were graced with their first born son, Jesse Isaiah, and on July 11th, 2006 there were blessed a second time with Jordan Elijah and then on October 12th, 2011 with their youngest, Josiah Samuel.
Scott came to know Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior on June 27th, 1997 when Jesus appeared to him and brought him to Heaven. Click here to read the full miraculous testimony the likes of which only Jesus could pull off!
Scott has never attended Bible School nor Theological Seminary, but is more like the early disciples: "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus." (Acts 4:13)
Scott's "other" job is managing the family Christmas Tree farm that was started by his dad Terry back in the early 1970's called Towner's Tree Farm. Raised in the business from childhood, Scott took over the farm in June 1997 and has been planting & harvesting trees ever since.
Scott also teaches Tae Kwon Do here in Addison, having started the club in February 1998.
Having been brought up in the Church with a strong Scriptural foundation, Rebecca is a faithful and steadfast warrior & leader for Christ with a prophetic gift that has ministered to
many. Teaching Kid's Church, serving on the Board of Trustees as a regular member and the Treasurer, and running a monthly Women's Ministry, Rebecca is busy bearing fruit in God's
Rebecca Towner obtained a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Buffalo and for many years was a full time practicing Speech Pathologist. Right before Jesse was born, she switched jobs to the toughest yet most important of all: a stay-at-home-mother which she has been doing ever since.
Jesse Towner (far left in picture) is attending Hope Christian Academy in Corning NY. In the 2009-2011 school year earned the highest GPA in his class and has been gifted by God will a mind-blowing memory for the Scripture. If you meet Jesse, ask him to tell you about most any story or character in the Bible and then let God be glorified!
Jordan Towner (far right in picture) is also attending Hope Christian Academy. The love, compassion, and empathy of God flow through him life rivers of living water that will bless you! Josiah Towner is a toddler who raises his hands in praise during our worship service and will be a mighty servant of Jesus!
Josiah Towner (center in picture) is still living at home with his mama, but its clear from the abundant gifts he's already displaying that he will be a mighty servant of God who will bear much fruit for Christ's Kingdom!