Scott Witt - Senior Minister

Scott Witt - Senior Minister - Gateway Christian ChurchScott completed his undergraduate schooling at Purdue University. There he was involved in the Christian Campus House; this was a student fellowship and Scott’s ideal church. During his senior year he took a short-term mission trip to Haiti. It was on this trip he began to consider full-time Christian ministry.

The next stop for Scott was graduate school in 1988 at Cincinnati Christian Seminary. While in Cincinnati he met his wife Lynn. She was a 22-year-old widow working on her undergraduate degree in Deaf Education. They married in 1989. Scott’s graduation from Seminary, first ministry, and their first child, Sidney, took place in the year 1990. Their first ministry was with First Christian Church in Jackson, Tennessee. It was a good ministry which continued for three years. They completed their family with Luke in 1992.

A nearby orphanage became the next ministry opportunity. It seemed God was pointing them in this direction and they left First Christian Church to work for Youthtown of Tennessee in Pinson, TN. The position was part-time house parenting. However, a local evangelizing association called them to start a new church. The County Line Christian Church began with just their family of four. Over the next 3 years it grew to a group in the thirties. This was great growth for a part-time minister and no budget! The work with the orphanage was difficult. The average stay for house parents was less than a year. After three years, they knew it was time to move on.

During this same time, one of the churches that was supported by the before-mentioned small evangelizing association was looking for their first youth minister. They applied for this position and got it at the St. Bethlehem Christian Church in Clarksville, TN. They soon began multiple services after their arrival and they worked in whatever capacity they were needed. This was a good ministry as well, ministering for three years there.

After a brief 7 months helping a new church plant with their worship music, Scott and Lynn were asked to join a group of 15 visionary people to begin this great adventure of Gateway Christian Church! They have been here since the church’s inception in 2000.

When asked about the best part of ministry, Scott says it is the fact that they get to work together as a family on something they believe in, which is helping people understand just how much God cares and loves each one of us.

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Ben Jones - Student/Associate Minister

Ben graduated from Ozark Christian College with a Bachelor’s in Theology – New Testament and a Bachelor’s in Christian Ministry – Preaching. Ben felt the call to ministry when he was a junior in high school. It was under the influence of his youth minister, as well as the influence of the scriptures, that Ben felt called. Ben considers Ezekiel 2:1-8 to be a central text in his calling for ministry. Ben has previously served as Youth Minister at Community Christian Church of Nevada, MO, where he was youth minister for three years. 

Ben grew up going to church, after his father, Brady, became a Christian when Ben was only two years old. Ben’s earliest memories are of Sunday school. When Ben was in middle school and high school, he spent some time running away from God, but found Him again when he began a mentoring relationship with his youth minister, Steve. It is because of the influence of this relationship that Ben wants to minister to teens, with the hope that they wouldn’t run away during this formative time in their life, but that their relationship with Christ would thrive. 

Ben would love to get to know your teen! He, and the church, are excited to offer youth group on Wednesday nights from 6-8 PM. Ben is also always planning events, and is excited to get every teen in the church involved in youth group activities. 

Ben’s cell: 507-402-7727

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Michelle Randall - Children's Ministry

Michelle grew up in the mitten state of Michigan, in the small town of Midland.  She grew up going to church and has always had great joy in serving God’s people through a variety of ministries.  

In college she studied Early Childhood Development at Delta Community College where she earned her Associates Degree. 

Michelle and husband, Tom, married in 2007 and have two sons.  They served together in youth, small group, and marriage ministries.  They moved to Tennessee in spring 2012 for Tom’s job and started attending Gateway Christian Church that fall.  She and Tom were drawn to Gateway for these reasons: strong Biblical teachings, engaging worship, and a loving family atmosphere.  Michelle will foster growth, joy and hope in God’s word through the Kidzone program. 

Please contact Michelle if you would like to be involved in the children’s program or have any questions.

Call/text: (989) 948-7356

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Kai Jorgensen - Worship Minister

Lynn Witt - Worship Minister - Gateway Christian Church - Clarksville, TN

Kai Jorgensen is a recent honors graduate of Oklahoma Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education.  He has performance and rehearsal experience with both traditional and contemporary music on multiple instruments including saxophone, clarinet, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, piano, trombone, euphonium, and vocal.  A notable personal achievement for Kai is writing, recording, and producing a full-length original music album in 2018.

Kai has been an active member of Skyline Church, New Hope Church of Christ and Central Church of Christ in Oklahoma.  He has been involved in worship ministry, from being part of an a cappella praise team to leading congregational worship in both a cappella and instrumental services.  He has also worked as a youth intern and helped with communion and shut-in services.

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Gateway Christian Church • 781 Windermere Dr., Clarksville, TN 37043 • 931.368.0515