Gateway Church is a vibrant and dynamic church in the city of Warrnambool, on  Victoria's South West Coast. It is a welcoming and family focused church intent on equipping and loving people on their road to becoming the people God has made them to be. Our passion is to see the city of Warrnambool transformed as more people encounter Jesus Christ.

We love seeing local people and churches coming together in the pursuit of this. Our services are passionate and powerful expressions of worship. The focus for us is encountering Jesus Christ, being led and transformed by the Holy Spirit, and learning from and implementing God’s word into our day-to-day lives.




Tim Smock is the Senior Pastor of Gateway Church. With his wife Elise and their boys, Tim is a Warrnambool local who is passionate about the power of the message of Jesus Christ to impact the city of Warrnambool.

Tim and Elise love leading worship together, and both share a heart to see families and individuals grow to their full potential in relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.

Over the past decade God has impacted Tim’s life significantly through worship, music and teaching. This led to his call to ministry in 2013. He served as an Associate Pastor at Gateway Church before becoming the Senior Pastor in early 2016.

When he has the opportunity, Pastor Tim will probably be found surfing somewhere along our beautiful coastline, enjoying God’s gift of the ocean and spending time with his family.

We see a Church that:

  • is relevant, powerful and passionate about making the name of Jesus Christ known
  • teaches and resources people to live their day-to-day lives in relationship with Jesus Christ
  • is home to the broken and the lost, with an open door and a friendly welcome
  • brings together, and encourages other churches to accomplish their mission
  • partners with families to strengthen relationships, and equips and empowers parents to love and lead their children
  • challenges general social assumptions about church
  • worships together with power and boldness led by the Holy Spirit
  • is in strategic partnership and relationship with local leaders and organisations to better the city of Warrnambool and the southwest region
  • is brave enough to hold a mirror up to itself and change where necessary
  • is filled with people who care enough to share the good news of Jesus Christ over fences with neighbours and around tables with strangers
  • is generous and strategic in its support of local and overseas mission
  • is a light on a hill beckoning people to come home


JESUS CHRIST the Son of God and Saviour of the world
OUR HERITAGE as part of Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania


Sunday Service 10:30am
Cafe Church 10-10:20am

Prayer Meeting Tuesday 7:30am

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