1. Daniel Duis - Senior Pastor - Senior Elder
Dan Duis is the founding pastor of Shepherd Gate Church.
e traces his
calling to the traumatic events that followed a farming accident on his
Dad's Kansas farm.
dreamed of the day when he
would pastor a church and have a horse farm.
Following college, Dan
was involved in youth ministry in Arlington, VA when he
prayed a salvation prayer and turned his
entire life over to the Lord.
next night he
prayed to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
hus began a fire for the Lord that brought revival to a community of young people.
n the third year of that ministry, Christian Assembly called Dan to serve as their youth pastor.
After laying a foundation of prayer, Dan
and Scotti and several members from the Christian Assembly
, ventured out to form what would be known as Shepherd Gate Church
and Scotti also have three sons; Matt, Sam and Tyler.
yler helps Dan
with the horse farm that he
dreamed of having as a boy; and Sam and Tyler are part of the music ministry at Shepherd Gate
hey also have a band called Melodime for which they have vision of being a witness for Christ.
Dan has a heart for the local church and still senses the calling of pastor on his life.
They have raised five children: Sharon, a respiratory therapist who lives currently near Savannah, GA, with Husband Jeff plus 3 step grandchildren (Michelle, Danny
, Lauren,); Robin with degree in Marketing and later another in Interior Design lives with husband Grant in Los Gatos, CA with two grandkids (Caroline and Walker); Dennis (retired Marine) currently living with us while working out details to move to either South Carolina or Georgia; Blaire has a Marketing and Communications degree and currently lives in Northern California.