Schedule & Speakers



*All times are Central Time
Wednesday, July 8:
6:45 - 9:15 pm: Worship Celebration with Rev. Dr. Mike Hutchings

Thursday, July 9:
6:45 - 9:15: Worship Celebration with Bishop James Swanson

Friday, July 10:
6:45 - 9:15 pm: Worship Celebration and The Gate Youth Conference with Rev. Tim Johnson

Saturday, July 11:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm: The Gate Youth Conference*
1:30 - 4:00 pm: The Gate Youth Conference*
6:45 - 9:15 pm: Worship Celebration with Rev. Dr. Kim Reisman

*More information on this schedule and viewing location coming soon

The Gate Kids Conference:

Wednesday - Saturday Morning
10:00 am Central time - Teaching and Worship Premiere on YouTube

Wednesday-Saturday Afternoon
12:00 pm Central time - Zoom Small Group*

*Must be pre-registered in order to be in a Small Group. Link will be sent to the parent/guardian.


Tiempo Central

Miércoles 8 de Julio:
6:45 – 9:15 pm Servicio de Adoración con el Reverendo Dr. Mike Hutchings

Jueves, 9 de Julio:
6:45-9:15: Servicio de Adoración con el Obispo James Swanson

Viernes, 10 de Julio:
6:45-9:15 pm: Servicio de Adoración y la Conferencia Gate Jóvenes con el Reverendo Tim Johnson

Sábado, 11 de Julio:
9:30-12 pm: Conferencia Gate Jóvenes*
1:30-4:00 pm: Conferencia Gate Jóvenes*
6:45 - 9:15 pm: Servicio de Adoración con el Reverendo Dr. Kim Reisman

* Muy pronto habrá más información sobre estos horarios y ubicación en vivo

Conferencia Gate Niños:

 Miércoles- Sábado por la mañana
10 am (tiempo central)- Enseñanza y Adoraciónde Estreno en YouTube

Miércoles- Sábado por la tarde
12 pm (Tiempo Central) – Grupos pequeños en Zoom*

* Deben de estar pre-registrados para poder participar en Grupos pequeños. El enlace se le mandara al padre/guardián

Keynote Speakers

Rev. Dr. Kim Reisman

Kim Reisman is an author, pastor, teacher, and theologian, focusing her work in the areas evangelism, spiritual formation, leadership development, and the intersection between faith and culture. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, she was appointed Executive Director of WME in 2014. She is a frequent speaker and has written numerous books, most recently, ``Public Witness,`` in E. Stanley Jones & Sharing the Good News in a Pluralistic Society (Wesley's Foundry Books, 2018), “Before all Else” in Holy Contradictions: What’s Next for the People Called United Methodists (Abingdon Press, 2018), and “The Church’s Global DNA,” in A Firm Foundation: Hope and Vision for a New Methodist Future (Seedbed, 2017).

Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Kim lived in California, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, and Connecticut before moving to Indiana in 1993. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University, a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD in theology from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Kim is a senior Harry Denman Fellow, a senior John Wesley Fellow, an Adjunct Professor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and a Visiting Fellow at St. John's College, Durham University in the UK.

In all her work, Kim seeks to serve God by awakening, strengthening and enlivening the faith commitment of individuals as well as empowering communities of faith to become visible witnesses to the love of Christ for the world. Kim lives with her husband, John in West Lafayette, Indiana where she enjoys music, sports, reading, and jewelry making. They have three adult children, Nathan, Maggie and Hannah.

Rev. Dr. Mike Hutchings

Mike Hutchings has 35 years of pastoral, church planting and pastoring pastors experience in a variety of church cultures including Baptist, Vineyard, and Mennonite. Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts from Judson University, a Master of Divinity in Counseling from Northern Seminary, and has pursued doctoral studies at the Kings Seminary, Phoenix University of Theology and United Theological Seminary. Mike has also worked as a licensed behavioral therapist in private practice counseling and was clinical coordinator for a counseling program serving homeless, runaway youth and their families. He is currently the Director of Education for Global Awakening, an evangelistic ministry in Mechanicsburg, PA. He directs Dr. Randy Clark’s Global School of Supernatural Ministry and the Global Certification Programs. As President and Founder of the God Heals PTSD Foundation, (, he travels to churches, conferences, and military bases throughout the world, conducting “Healing PTSD” training seminars, presenting a healing prayer model to assist those suffering with unresolved trauma and post traumatic stress. Mike also conducts weekend conferences on Kingdom Transformation. He has been married to his wife, Roxanne for 38 years, and has three children and five grandchildren.

Rev. Tim Johnson

Pastor Tim and Pam have been in ministry for 21 years, of which 14 of those have been spent pastoring Pfrimmer’s Chapel UMC in Corydon, Indiana. Early in their ministry, the Holy Ghost asked them if they wanted a “normal” ministry or a “supernatural” one. As they got on their knees and prayed together, they chose at that very moment: Supernatural!

Since that decision, they have seen the Holy Ghost move in their life and ministry in incredibly anointed ways, transforming a country church of 85 in one worship service into a church of 1,200 attending 11 weekly services.

Pastor Tim and Pam also have three adult children: a son, Taylor, and daughter in-law, Colleen; and two daughters, Merritt and Olivia. They also have a small pony (otherwise known as a Great Dane) named Meshach.

Bishop James Swanson

James Edward Swanson Sr. is the resident bishop of the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church. His tenure began Sept. 1, 2012, with his first public appearance one day earlier to the conference's Seashore District. He went there to be with those affected by Hurricane Isaac. The hurricane made landfall on August 28, 2012, causing additional devastation to Mississippi coastal communities recovering from Hurricane Katrina seven years earlier. Swanson listened to the people of Mississippi and discovered values deep within their hearts—love, generosity, justice and apprenticeship—thus, becoming the Core Four Values of the Mississippi Conference. It is from this Core Four that the churches seek to center their unique ministries. However, none of these values are accomplished alone. Swanson travels the Mississippi Conference teaching, “We are one Church in 1,030 locations."

His contagious spirit of hospitality, a determination to excel at being “the you" God created each person to be and spirited preaching has helped bring life, laughter and light to congregations in the Mississippi Conference and beyond. He continues to emphasize that winning people to Christ requires risk-taking love, and crossing old boundaries to discover where the POWER of the Holy Spirit is at work. He is modeling with the extended cabinet how coaching to produce “Generative Leaders” can revolutionize ministry. Cabinet members and other conference groups meet for two eight-hour sessions each month to be trained in loving, learning and leading. Because of this coaching, Swanson continually asks Mississippians about their “glory sightings"—where they see God at work.

Swanson was elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church during the 2004 Southeastern Jurisdiction Conference. He was assigned to the Holston Conference where the episcopal office is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Swanson served the Holston Conference for eight years. Under his leadership, the Sudan Mission was initiated. The fruit of this initiative saw congregations growing from three to 30 in six years and a residential home for Sudan's district superintendent built and used as a training site for clergy and laity of South Sudan. Plans were laid for Holston to raise funds for the campaign, Imagine No Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in $1.2 million dollars being raised.

Bishop Swanson is currently completing his second quadrennium (2016-2020) as the president of the General Commission of United Methodist Men. Swanson is a member of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU). He also serves on the board of trustees for Emory University, Gammon Theological Seminary, Rust College, Millsaps College and Andrew College.

Swanson is a sought after preacher, workshop leader and lecturer. He has presented to people in over twenty nations around the world and throughout the United States.

Bishop Swanson is the son of the late Carl Swanson and Arnola Triplett. He is married to Delphine Yvonne Ramsey Swanson. They have the joy of being parents to six adult children, Karen Latrese Swanson Jones married to Earl Jones Jr.; James Edward Swanson Jr. married to Yaki Bryant Swanson; Shondell Swanson married to Angela Drain; Carlton Eugene Swanson married to Ivis Rosario; Janae Evonne Swanson Brown married to Vernon and Joshua Emile' Swanson married to LaShay. The Swansons are blessed with 18 grandchildren.

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