History of Gateway Vineyard Church
Gateway Vineyard Church was originally founded back in 2000 as Dartford Vineyard by Ron and Jo Warren and a group of people who moved over from St Peters church in Hextable. Gateway has always been part of the Vineyard network of churches. Ron was an architect by trade but had a big heart for God, a love for people and a strong desire to see everyone grow in relationship with God.
The church moved to Market Street (into what is now the Gateway Compassion Centre) back in 2006 and grew in both size and impact in the local community.
Over the years, a wide range of compassion projects were setup, including the foodbank and Saturday breakfasts which still run today, as well as the cold weather shelter and a charity called New Avenues which oversaw a refuge house for people transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
In 2012, Gateway sent a couple over to Medway to plant a new Vineyard church.
In April 2016, Ron & Jo retired and handed the leadership of the church over to the current leaders, Russell & Marcia.
In November 2016, the church moved its Sunday meetings to the Dartford Science & Technology College.