Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Open Gate Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

June 9th, 2013 marks a new beginning for our church.  In July of 2011, Pastor Bob and his congregation at Spiritual Life Christian Fellowship Church were flooded out of their church building.  They came to Higher Grounds Christian Fellowship Church to fellowship with Pastor Roy and his congregation till they could return to their church building.  It has now been over 2 years that we have been meeting together and the two congregations have become very close and united with each other.  On June 9, 2013 it was announced that the two churches would become one body and marks the beginning of our new church, “Open Gate Church”.  We are very excited about what God is doing in our midst and we want to share that excitement with you.  Come and see what’s new at Open Gate Church!

Pastor Roy LeavittPastor Roy Leavitt, Senior Pastor

Pastor Roy has a passion for bringing out the truths of Scripture. He is serving as the Senior Pastor of Open Gate Church.  Pastor Roy is married to his wonderful wife Leana and together they have a daughter, Shelby.  In 2004 he planted Higher Grounds Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational ICLC Church, in Minot, ND and served as their Pastor until their merge into Open Gate Church in June 2013.  He encourages believers to walk in their gifting and has ministered God’s heart of renewal internationally and in the United States.  Pastor Roy’s heart is for unity in the Body of Christ and to see the gospel message brought to every tribe, every tongue and into every nation.  To see a worldwide penetration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Pastor BobPastor Bob Adkins, Executive Senior Pastor

Pastor Bob has a passion to disciple Christians to mature in their Christian walk directing them to Christ by showing them the love of God and the acceptance of who and where they are in life. He is serving as one of the Pastor’s of Open Gate Church. He Completed Ministerial Internship Program in 1992 through the Church of God, headquartered in Cleveland, TN. and served as Pastor or Associate Pastor for over 10 years within the Church of God. In 2007 he planted Spiritual Life Christian Fellowship, an independent non-denominational Church, in Minot, ND and served as their Pastor until their merge into Open Gate Church in 2013.  Pastor Bob is married to his beautiful wife Susan. They have a beautiful adult daughter Emily.


Open Gate Church Elders

Jacci Culver

Ron Westberry