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 Pastor Lee Talley is the gentle, yet firm, shepherd of this local body of believers. His love for Jesus and the people is evident in the way that he teaches and mentors those around him. He exemplifies the great commandment of Jesus to “love God and love one another.” By his example a true Christian life-style is seen in action. We can see his tears of laughter when we’re having a fun time and his tears of compassion and sorrow when he grieves with us.
 
Pastor Lee is a gifted teacher of the Word of God and loves to share the truths of the Bible with those that call Open Gate Christian Fellowship their home. He presents the greatest Gift to man in the simplest way possible to allow the Holy Spirit to guide everyone to a place of decision to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
 “Coach” Bob Moore is the Assistant Pastor at Open Gate Christian Fellowship. He has a heart for evangelism and loves sharing the Good News of the gospel with the world around him. Coach also serves as a Chaplin to many area hospitals where he visits people and families in need during times of crisis. Coach Moore and his wife, Louise, believe in the power of prayer and are part of the prayer team that she coordinates. If you have any prayer requests that you wish to make known, contact Louise at 530.899.0428.
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 Don Talley is the Administrative Pastor at Open Gate Christian Fellowship. He uses his gift of administration to oversee the smooth operation of the church facilities and many of the programs. Pastor Don has a background in education and uses his knowledge and skills to advise and guide many in the fellowship regardless of age.
 Nate Sawyer is the Youth Pastor for the older school age groups. He is a product of Open Gate Christian Fellowship and grew up here. A contractor by trade, but with a heart for God and young people, Nate leads by example. He is continually learning from the life-experiences of his family, which includes his wife Amber and three beautiful children, to help guide our young people through the maze, mysteries, and experiences of life.
 
Nate is an outdoors-type person and some of the activities of the youth group include mountain wilderness journeys, water skiing, rock climbing, and community service. Nate has a way of showing the kids how God works in his life and theirs, while encouraging them to make good Christ-centered decision in their own lives.
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Tyler Sawyer is the Worship Leader at Open Gate Christian Fellowship. Like his brother Nate, he too is a product of Open Gate Christian Fellowship and grew up here. Tyler coordinates the activities of our worship team which includes vocalists, guitars, keyboard, and percussion. His prayerful selection of songs helps to create an atmosphere and attitude of worship. He includes a variety of musical styles including traditional hymns and contemporary gospel selections. His versatility and openness to the Holy Spirit encourages each soul to seek the Lord and His majesty.
Nancy Kline is the Director of Children’s Ministry. Her love for children is apparent in the nurturing manner in which she approaches and cares for each of our kids. She has a deep appreciation of the Gospel message as directed toward the children and she works very diligently with the teachers, aids, and sponsors that assist in meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the children who attend Open Gate Christian Fellowship. She welcomes those individuals who have a spirit of love and the gift of helps to work with children to introduce them to Jesus at a young and impressionable age.
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Jackie Sousa is the Director of Blessed Beginnings preschool, a licensed California day care facility. She is called to this ministry for parents and their children to help nurture them during the formative years of their lives. Her dedication to these children is only exceeded by her love to see Jesus grow in them. Please contact her @ 530.519.9559 if you would like to see about enrolling your child in Blessed Beginnings preschool.