Gateway serves to unite the cooperative efforts of 50 churches and missions in the St. Louis Metro-East area. Our desire is to resource the member churches so they have the tools necessary to be healthy, thriving churches, reaching their specific ministry area with the Great News of Jesus Christ.

We can help provide your church the materials necessary for:

  • church health and revitalization
  • Bible study and presentation enhancement
  • leadership training for pastors, staff and lay leaders
  • evangelism strategy development
  • missions partnerships and training
  • conflict resolution
  • pastor search committee training

We can also help your staff with many different services such as:

  • assistance in preparation of flyers and mailers
  • demographic analysis of your church field
  • gathering and compiling annual church statistics

Resources available for loan free of charge include a library of DVD Bible study kits (See list: DVD CD Library), as well as a library full of books (See list: Book Library). Our newer, lighter block party trailer is equipped with carnival-type food machines, tables, chairs, canopies, coolers, games, and more. (See list: Block Party Trailer Contents.) A sound system is also available.

Contact us for these and other resources offered by your association.



SynthiaSynthia is designed to provide accompaniment music for worship services when the church has no keyboardist. Synthia utilizes a PC computer, ‘Netbook’ or laptop and attaches to your electronic organ, keyboard, or directly to your sound system from your computer using a synthesizer program (Mac is not supported). The operation of the computer to control Synthia is simple and easy to use.  Entire worship services to be easily programmed into Synthia and played back during the worship service.

The music supplied with Synthia is played and recorded by Christian organists or pianists. Synthia’s music was specifically produced for congregational singing.

You can…Play a Single Song – select one song to play and set the number of verses to play, the tempo, starting key and instrument. Produce an entire Service Song List – Where numerous songs will be played, you can build a music list. When you’re done, you can print out a music list and download it to Synthia for accompaniment during a service.

GBA has purchased multiple Synthia licenses for churches that have NO accompanist. We are pleased to check out the software to member churches for six (6) months at a time AT NO COST. The goal is to give every church the opportunity to have quality music in their Sunday and weekday services. Call or email Dr. Jaggers if you are interested.



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