LEAD PASTOR

David and Kathy Cannistraci

David and Kathy Cannistraci have been a part of Gateway City Church for over 40 years.  They first met as teenagers in the youth group and have been serving in one capacity or another ever since. After taking their young family to the Philippine Islands and serving as missionaries for two years, God called them back to San Jose to join the pastoral team. Now they serve as lead pastors. The honor they feel to lead the same church where they each began their relationship with Jesus make them sincerely grateful.

Serving and worshiping with their kids is another great joy for David and Kathy. Their two adult sons, daughters-in-law and four grandchildren are also a part of the Gateway family. Looking at the church today, they are in awe of what God has done through their obedience to his call.

If you are new to Gateway and have not yet met them, they would love to greet you personally. Make sure to introduce yourself!

David and Kathy Cannistraci

David and Kathy Cannistraci have been a part of Gateway City Church for over 40 years.  They first met as teenagers in the youth group and have been serving in one capacity or another ever since. After taking their young family to the Philippine Islands and serving as missionaries for two years, God called them back to San Jose to join the pastoral team. Now they serve as lead pastors. The honor they feel to lead the same church where they each began their relationship with Jesus make them sincerely grateful.

Serving and worshiping with their kids is another great joy for David and Kathy. Their two adult sons, daughters-in-law and four grandchildren are also a part of the Gateway family. Looking at the church today, they are in awe of what God has done through their obedience to his call.

If you are new to Gateway and have not yet met them, they would love to greet you personally. Make sure to introduce yourself!

David Cannistraci

Pastor David believes his primary call is to build strong local churches where the message of hope rings out to the community. Although he is an in-demand international conference speaker, Pastor David spends most of his time right here in San Jose, preaching on Sunday mornings, leading the staff, and helping ministry teams flourish.

If you don’t see him here on the weekend, he is most likely visiting one of our Gateway campuses, encouraging the people and strengthening the teams. If you have heard Pastor David speak, you know he is a gifted communicator. If you have been on one of his teams, you know he is a faithful leader.

If you attend Gateway’s Saturday morning prayer meeting, then you also know he is an intercessor. Prayer is at the heart of all that Gateway does and has always been a vital part of our lead pastor’s life.

Because of his love for God and people, Pastor David sparked a vision for Inspiring Transformed Lives, not only here in San Jose, but in every community where Gateway City Church reaches. He believes that everyone who encounters Jesus Christ will be forever changed, just as he was. Throughout his ministry, he has seen God do amazing things year after year in life and life. If you need a miracle then you can trust he will believe God with you.

It’s Pastor David’s love for the church that led him to pursue higher education and to write several books to strengthen churches, leaders, and teams. He knows that every single person, including himself, can always be better, because becoming like Jesus is the goal!

His commitment to developing leaders inspires loyalty on his team.

Pastor David’s first book, Apostles and the Emerging Apostolic Movementhas been widely received as a foundational work on the subject of contemporary apostolic ministry. It is now available in seven languages. His second book, God’s Vision for Your Church, explores corporate gifting and God’s unique purpose for every church, network and denomination. Pastor David wrote a third book, Beyond: A Vision for Ten Cities, to share how God led Gateway to become a multi-site church. Pastor David’s most recent book, Let’s Talk About Teams: Six Conversations to Build Teams and Help You Flourish in Ministry Together, is rapidly becoming a go-to team building resource for leaders everywhere. 

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David Cannistraci

Pastor David believes his primary call is to build strong local churches where the message of hope rings out to the community. Although he is an in-demand international conference speaker, Pastor David spends most of his time right here in San Jose, preaching on Sunday mornings, leading the staff, and helping ministry teams flourish.

If you don’t see him here on the weekend, he is most likely visiting one of our Gateway campuses, encouraging the people and strengthening the teams. If you have heard Pastor David speak, you know he is a gifted communicator. If you have been on one of his teams, you know he is a faithful leader.

If you attend Gateway’s Saturday morning prayer meeting, then you also know he is an intercessor. Prayer is at the heart of all that Gateway does and has always been a vital part of our lead pastor’s life.

Pastor David’s first book, Apostles and the Emerging Apostolic Movement, has been widely received as a foundational work on the subject of contemporary apostolic ministry. It is now available in seven languages. His second book, God’s Vision for Your Church, explores corporate gifting and God’s unique purpose for every church, network and denomination. Pastor David wrote a third book, Beyond: A Vision for Ten Cities, to share how God led Gateway to become a multi-site church. Pastor David’s most recent book, Let’s Talk About Teams: Six Conversations to Build Team and Help You Flourish in Ministry Together, is rapidly becoming a go-to team building resource for leaders everywhere.

 

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Kathy Cannistraci

If you know Pastor Kathy then you know a compassionate smile and a listening ear. Kathy has a special place in her heart for families, so when you meet her, you instantly know she cares about you and your family. Her passion is to see strong, healthy, and blessed families growing and serving the Lord together.

Kathy is always investing herself into others. Over her years of service at Gateway, she has led women’s ministry, served as the children’s pastor, and led small groups for young married couples.  She has a true servant’s heart and she inspires those she works with to be patient, kind, and to live and serve with faithfulness and joy.

Pastor Kathy’s first book, Unexpected Seasons, was recently released. It is now encouraging women everywhere with inspirational stories of Gods faithfulness through all the seasons of a woman’s life.

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Kathy Cannistraci

If you know Pastor Kathy then you know a compassionate smile and a listening ear. Kathy has a special place in her heart for families, so when you meet her, you instantly know she cares about you and your family. Her passion is to see strong, healthy, and blessed families growing and serving the Lord together.

Kathy is always investing herself into others. Over her years of service at Gateway, she has led women’s ministry, served as the children’s pastor, and led small groups for young married couples.  She has a true servant’s heart and she inspires those she works with to be patient, kind, and to live and serve with faithfulness and joy.

Pastor Kathy’s first book, Unexpected Seasons, was recently released. It is now encouraging women everywhere with inspirational stories of God’s faithfulness through all the seasons of a woman’s life.

Stay Connected to Pastor Kathy

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