East Gate Presbyterian Church is a family of believers in Jesus Christ located on Long Neck Road in Millsboro, Delaware.
At East Gate we believe that God is real, that He is great and that He can be known. Our belief in God flows from His Word, the Bible. We believe that coming to know God is the greatest thing that can happen to a person. We have received mercy, love and forgiveness from God and we long to see others come to know Him also.
Summer Beach Service Memorial Day through Labor Day
We invite you to join us for a great opportunity to worship God in the beauty of His creation each Sunday morning from Memorial Day through Labor Day at Pot-Nets Seaside. For over 30 years East Gate Presbyterian has offered this Bible based, God honoring worship service to residents and visitors of Sussex County. Our service is held at Pot-Nets Seaside (located approximately 3 miles down Long Neck road as you travel to Massey’s Landing). Service time is 8:30 a.m. and is followed by coffee and baked goods. After turning in to Pot-Nets Seaside notify the security guard that you have come for the beach service. Take the entry road straight until it dead ends at the Indian River Bay. The service is held at the pavilion to the left (parking is available either to the right or left of the dead-end). Bring a lawn chair, a light jacket and a friend.
Pioneer Club: Where Children Learn About Christ, Have Fun, Make Friends
Pioneer Club is a weekly club for children age four through sixth grade that meets from 6:30-8:00 p.m. each Wednesday from early through mid-May. Pioneer Club offers children a fun atmosphere in which to learn about God. Each club night children study God’s Word, pray, accomplish hands on projects and crafts, sing, enjoy snacks and make new friends.
Pioneer Club’s primary goal is to introduce children to Jesus Christ, God’s Son and our Savior. At Pioneer Club children are also taught how the Bible applies to everyday life in the home, school and at church (Click here to see a sampling of the topics and lessons covered in Pioneer Club).
Pioneer Club is led by Godly men and women who love children and who are committed to their work as club leaders. Our club year also includes fun outings for children, a Christmas and Easter Program and a year-end awards service. Parents are invited to stay and join us for a club night or to become a volunteer helper. If you would like to learn more about Pioneer Club you can call the church office at 945-5498. (Grow is for young people grades 7-12 and meets at the same time as Pioneer Club).
Grow – East Gate Youth Group
Grow meets each Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the church. Each youth meeting includes a time of Bible study, prayer, fun games and activities and snacks. The goal of Grow is to know God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, to grow into spiritual maturity, and to lead others to follow Jesus through setting an example of excellence in living the Christian life. To know, grow, and go.
Group members have the opportunity to make new friends and interact with Christian adults who care about them. Group leaders have also incorporated into the group’s structure service to others. Whether it’s visiting the elderly at a nursing home or raking the leaves of someone who is unable, Grow seeks to help those who are in need. Special activities are also a part of group life. Baseball games, picnics, swimming and group retreats are some of the other activities Grow take part in together. If you have a child in grade 7 through 12 and would like to learn more about Grow call the church office at 302-945-5498 or send an email to the church office.
Growth Groups/Fourth Sunday Evening Service
Growth Groups are an opportunity to pursue growth in Christ in a home group setting on Sunday evenings. Growth Groups meet to study Scripture, pray and encourage one another in the faith. We currently offer four Growth Groups that meet in various locations. Groups meet each Sunday evening except the fourth Sunday of the month on which we hold an evening service at the church that begins at 6:00 p.m.
Thought Provoking Reading
If you enjoy thought-provoking reading take a moment and check out Pastor Gary’s blog, The Undershepherd. If you’re into blogging Pastor Gary also recommends, “BaylyBlog” a blog by friends of Pastor Gary, David and Tim Bayly. Both of these blogs concentrate on topics relevant to Christians and provide an opportunity to comment and debate topics with other readers.
Taking Thoughts Captive Podcast
We invite you to join Pastor Gary, Pastor Duane Smith, Pastor Nate Graham and 105.9 F.M.’s Dan Gaffney for their “Taking Thoughts Captive” podcast. Taking Thoughts Captive is a roundtable discussion about matters of Scripture and the Christian faith and life. Most of the time the guys agree, sometimes they don’t, but either way, discussion is rooted in Scripture and a desire to honor God and build His Church. New podcasts are available each Tuesday, you can find them at www.takingthoughtscaptive.net. Visit and like our Facebook page by clicking here. Podcast archives are also located on the left column of this website.