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.


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 serves as their Pastor.  In 2013 the church merged with another church body in Minot and became “Open Gate Church”.  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.


Open Gate Church Elders

Jason Blowers   –   Jacci Culver   –   Ron Westberry