Pastors praising God at a conference in 2007  

Ignite Gateway Ministries, India

Young People Holding up the Ignite Declaration


Gateway Ministry is based in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India, and was formed by Rev. V.S.C. Prasad.

Pastor Prasad has developed a Christ-centred and Spirit-filled ministry in evangelism, church planting, pastors training, and outreach to the poor and needy in the villages around the city of Rajahmundry.

Since 2005, Gateway Ministry has been in partnership with Ignite from the UK, under the leadership of Rev. Nigel James and Gary Smith Between them they have developed the Ignite India churches programme and the Ignite India youth programme.

A major priority of Gateway has been the construction, opening in 2009, and running of Gateway School which offers education to the poorest children from 20 villages around Rajahmundry.  In the summer of 2011, the Gateway Children's Home was opened. 

As of 2014, the school has over 400 pupils, with some already graduating and moving onto a college education.