Gateway Church is a vibrant and dynamic church in the city of Warrnambool, on the Great South Coast of Victoria.


We are 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 pastor

Tim Smock

Tim Smock is the Senior Pastor of Gateway Church. He is married to Elise, with three boys Elliot, Austin, and Liam.  Tim, a Warrnambool local, is passionate about the power of the message of Jesus Christ to impact the city of Warrnambool. He believes in the hope that the local church brings in loving and serving the community.


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


Over the past decade, God has impacted Tim’s life heavily through worship, music, and teaching, leading to his call into ministry in 2013. He served as Gateway Church's Associate Pastor before stepping into the role of Senior Pastor in February of 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.

"Our mission is to teach and resource people to live their day to day lives in relationship with Jesus Christ."