Gateway Worship is a Christian Worship band from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. The team leads worship at Gateway Church, which has 16,000 active members and is located in Southlake, Texas. Gateway Worship is made up of a whole team of worshippers who serve Gateway, primarily led by Thomas Miller, Walker Beach, Kari Jobe, David Moore and Zach Neese, who all graduated from Christ For the Nations Institute (CFNI). Sion Alford, Jason Tam and Ben Haake round out the pastoral staff. Gateway Worship is currently signed with Gateway Create Publishing and Integrity Music. Gateway worship albums include the following releases from Integrity: Living For You, Wake Up The World, The More I Seek You, God Be Praised, Great, Great God, and coming Fall 2012 Forever Yours. For more information, check out www.gatewayworship.com
Gateway NEXT, the worship ministry that is changing and impacting thousands of young lives weekly during Gateway Church services in multiple locations throughout North Texas. Look Up, the first album recorded by the children’s worship team, is filled with songs and words of declaration inspiring young hearts to be bold in their response to the voice of God that speaks openly with them. This first album will capture the attention of the next generation that is already changing their present world with their boldness, while building up their faith to be the catalyst for change tomorrow.
About Gateway Next: God is calling the next generation to rise up and walk with Him in worship. Young feet jumping in excitement, young hands raised in adoration, and young hearts thirsty to know their Savior… Gateway NEXT presents an opportunity for parents and leaders to see God moving in the hearts of young people and step into the worship experience encouraging, strengthening, and leading these young people to hear the voice of God and respond faithfully. Look Up by Gateway NEXT: it’s an uninhibited, pure and sincere brand of worship songs, full of life, energetically responding to the call of our loving God. (1 Samuel 3:8)
For more information, check out www.gatewaynextworship.com
Kari Jobe grew up knowing God was drawing her toward worship. “I remember hearing a worship song that applied perfectly to a family that I knew, and I knew that I wanted to write songs like that, for people who are hurting, songs that people make their own prayer to the Lord when they can’t find words of their own.”
Throughout high school and college, Kari watched God set her path before her as she began leading worship in various places. When Gateway Church in Southlake Texas, her church of 6 years at the time, hired her as a worship pastor after she graduated, Kari was caught off guard. She thought, “Are you sure? Me be a pastor?” But God was right on. She realized how God had purposed her life, giving her the tools to be not only a worship
leader but a pastor.
A featured worship leader on Gateway Worship projects, Living for You and Wake Up the World, Kari released her first self-titled debut CD through Gateway Create Publishing and Integrity Music on February 10, 2009. Early in 2011 Kari signed with EMI Christian Music Group and will release her sophomore project early in 2012. Produced by Ed Cash and Matt Bronleewe the CD contains a collection of new worship songs written by Kari Jobe as well as co-writes with some of today’s greatest worship leaders/songwriters. Leading worship at Gateway and around the country, Kari’s focus for the work of ministry always comes back to people. As she says, “I am moved by people’s lives and stories, and I am amazed by who God is and who He says that we are. Music becomes a way to minister to people in times of trouble, to lead them to the feet of Jesus, who can bring peace, life, hope and healing.”
Leading worship at Gateway and around the country, Kari’s focus for the work of ministry always comes back to people. As she says, “I am moved by people’s lives and stories, and I am amazed by who God is and who He says that we are. Music becomes a way to minister to people in times of trouble, to lead them to the feet of Jesus, who can bring peace, life, hope and healing.”
For for information, check out www.karijobe.com
From the writer of the beloved worship songs Alabaster Jar &, The More I Seek You, comes the book at the heart of this message, How to Worship a King, by Pastor Zach Neese. Zach Neese is the Pastor of Worship Development at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, and oversees worship development, discipleship, training and equipping classes. Written in an effort to help define and understand true worship for every believer, this book captures the intimate relationship between a worshipper and God, and reveals truth and teachings of worship communicated in the pages of the Bible. In How to Worship a King, Zach unveils the power and beauty of true worship beyond any known song or melody, and carefully builds understanding and compelling evidence into the intended purpose of worship as a powerful weapon designed by God for the advancement and building of His Kingdom, here on earth.
Embark on this amazing journey of understanding, and be changed by the revelation gained as you allow your mind to see what only your heart has had the capacity to understand: that the power of worship has been deliberately given to change your relationship with God and to effect the way you live your life as a true worshipper and high priest.
"How To Worship A King" will release in February of 2012
For more information, check out www.zachneese.com