Meet Our Leaders!

Stephen Richardson


Paul Roberts

Youth Minister

Paul, alongside his wife Rachel, serves as Youth Minister at Gateway. Born and raised in Grant Parish, Paul has a heart for the community and reaching them for the Lord. As a high school math teacher, Paul has a passion for connecting to young people. Paul began in 2015 serving in the church as Youth Minister. Outside of the church walls, Paul has a love for all things outdoors. He and his wife enjoy fishing, crabbing, hiking, gardening, just about anything that connects them to the vast nature our God created.

Melissa Mott

Children’s Minister
Melissa serves as the Children’s Minister at Gateway. Growing up “second row, piano side” in church with a church pianist for a mother, instilled a strong faith in Melissa at a young age and a love for God and His people. Melissa has been active at Gateway within the youth ministry, worship ministry, outreach and many other aspects of the church. As a mother of two, Melissa’s passion recently changed and she heard the Lord leading her into Children’s Ministry. Proverbs 22:6 is the focus of the ministry and dear to her heart. Away from church Melissa is a wife to Jeremy, a mother to Caroline and Jace, and an accountant/estimator for a heavy highway contractor. Her family and her career are her passions and she will never turn down an invite to a coffee shop.