the gate Leadership
The Gate is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Jesus Christ and accomplishing His will. There are many leaders at The Gate who make up the core leadership team. We hope you will take time to develop relationship with all of them and grow from their gifting in every area of Christian growth. As a starter we want you to know a little about the founders and the current Senior Gate Keepers..
Steven and Maryann LeVine
Steven and Maryann Levine have been involved in Christian ministry since coming into relationship with Jesus during the Jesus movement. They were involved in the earliest meetings of what became the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in the Los Angeles area. They moved to the east coast and after leaving the Vineyard they became key participants in a house church with David and Tracy Ruleman. They have led a house church in their home, used it for a house of prayer and worship and hosted art exhibits and shows for Christian artists.
They have been involved in traveling ministry and local minsitry teaching on vision, hearing the voice of the Lord, worship and healing while ministering in all of the same.Maryann has been part of the core worship team at The Gate and led worship at David's Tent and Washington Worships. Steven and Maryann are founders of Naioth Ministries, Establishing Christian Strongholds of Revealtory Living. They were intrically involved in the start up of The Healing Rooms of DC and The Gate DC. They have provided primary leadership in the home church and at The Gate since it's start up and since July 2017 as Gate Keepers.
Steven is passionate about bringing every believer into an experiential relationship with our Holy God and Maryann has a passion to become a more radical worshper who is full abandoned to the heart of God. They want The Gate to be filled with the fiery presence of God until it becomes a house of fire.
Steven and Maryann have been married for 33 years and their daughter, Esther is a student at VCU.
David and Tracy Ruleman
Founders and Gate Keepers
David and Tracy are founders of The Gate DC and together with a solid core gropu of leaders moved from their home church into Washingon DC. The same leadership moved together from DC to Northern Virgiinia in 2011 and in July of 2017 that same core of leaders sent David and tracy from The Gate to the Treasure Coast of Florida. They are establishing The Gate Florida and the Embassy of Hope on the Treasure Coast. They are Directors of Overflowing Life Inc which they founded in 1984 and founders of The Gate DC in 2001 and Healing Rooms of DC in 2003 along with many other ministries. Together of the past 36 years they have started churches, schools, business groups, ministries for children, pro-life ministries and ministries for orphans. David has always been involved in marketplace, media and ministry since 1968. Tracy’s leadership includes Rachel Weeping, serving aborted women and Casa De Amparo for abused women. She is the founder of Crusade for Life in San Diego.. She pioneered in the home school and home church movement in the 70's and co-pastored churches with David. She is founder of An Army of Mothers ministering in Cambodia and the United States.
Their heart is for believers to live the presence driven life and experience the manifest presence and power of the King of Kings as heaven invades earth and His Kingdom advances on earth as it is in heaven. Their personal mission statement is to, "Love and Serve God, Love and Serve His people and Love and Serve this dying world by helping as many people as He gives us get one step closer to Jesus."
David and Tracy have been married 54 years and walked with Jesus together in mnistry for 53 years of those years. They have four sons and daughters on earth and one in heaven, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.