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 Pastor Nigel James and Pastor 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 purchase of land called The Come Together Compound and the construction, opening in 2009, and running of Gateway School which offers education to the poorest children from 20 villages around Rajahmundry.  As of Summer 2015 the school has nearly 400 pupils, and over the last 3 years has seen some already graduate onto a college education.  In the summer of 2011, the Gateway Children's Home was opened, and in 2 dormitories currently cares for 8 boys and 8 girls. Gateway also offer ongoing ministry to pastors, to lepers, and to widows.

    Over they years, much support for Gateway Ministry and Ignite India has been extensively given through the generosity of the Christian rock band Third Day and through the ministry of City Temple Elim Church in Cardiff, Wales.