Gateway is a local Southern Baptist association. It is comprised of 46 churches  and missions in Illinois, just east across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO. Our churches work in voluntary cooperation for the purpose of spreading the gospel to our specific portion of Illinois for the glory of God. GBA exists to assist churches in accomplishing the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) through leadership development, fellowship, connections, mission partnerships, church renewal and revitalization.