The Lions – Potential Redefined

Jonny Gios

Project: Gateway Church
Location: Kendal, Cumbria

About Me

I’m a pioneer | evangelist | entrepreneur who is passionate to bring God’s Kingdom into community. Background – I trained as a graphic Designer and had a career in newsprint before being called to train at Bible College.

For the last 22 years I’ve worked in ministry as a youth worker, associate minister, minister and now a currently a church planter with our local church. I’ve had experienced working in Cumbria police and now chair various charities working across the third, statutory, and faith sector in my community engagement.

I’m married to Pamela who is from the Lake District where we have Brought up our children, Caleb (15) and Naomi (12). We now live in Kendal where it’s been home for us for the last 12 years and where we love. I work 3 days a week for the church as a community connector and 1 day a week as a photographer. You can often spot my photographs on the BBC weather !

About My Project

Gateway Church was started in 2018 from our home (Jonny & Pamela Gios) in Kendal. Kendal is the Gateway to the Lake District which is a World Heritage site. Kendal has a population of 30,000 people and we exist to ‘Helping people find their way back to God’. We do this by Revealing God’s Truth through his word, Radiating God’s love as we Reach the lost and then by Reproduce disciples. We are part of the Free Methodist Church and align ourselves to the doctrine and values of this movement. Set Free, Living Free, Bringing Freedom

We are a small church with a big vision to see multiplication across South Lakes. As we meet together on a Sunday (which we call our gathering, not “our service” ) – we aspire to learn more about God, His Word and how that applies to our lives. We strive not to be attractional but to be relational and see discipleship and generosity flourish.