Gateway Community Church has 2 campuses, one located in the Northeast part of Indianapolis (Indy Campus) and one located in downtown Fortville (Fortville Campus). We are a United Methodist congregation focusing on LIVING, LEARNING, & LOVING together. (To learn more about what we believe, click here.)

Our vision: “LIVING life together, LEARNING to be like Christ, to LOVE like Christ.”

With the two worship services on Sunday mornings at our Indy Campus (9 & 10:30am) we focus on creating a welcoming and casual atmosphere so you feel like you can come as you are. We are currently in the planning stages of a Sunday morning worship experience at our Fortville Campus, hoping to launch in the next few months.


Matt Lipan is the Lead Pastor of Gateway and continues to be excited about the ways God is using our church to make a difference in our communities.
Originally from Michigan, he received his Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary. Matt, his wife, and their three kids have called Indianapolis home for over 16 years. He enjoys being outside, sports, music, writing, social media, and craft beer. You can listen to his podcast, Neighborhood of Holy on iTunes, join the conversation on his blog, In The Neighborhood of Holy, or connect with him on Twitter. Email Matt.




Penny Walker is the Director of Children’s Ministries & Connections for Gateway. She has been in full-time ministry for 8 years after leaving a career in sales. She grew up in Lawrence Township and graduated from Lawrence North High School before attending Indiana University. Penny and her husband Brian are the proud parents of their teenage daughter, Lily. In her free time she enjoys reading, going on long walks with her dog, hanging out with family, and cleaning her house. Email Penny.




Andrew Meadows is Gateway’s Worship Leader. Having grown-up in Indianapolis, he finds himself back here with his wife Jacqueline and their daughters Scarlett & McKayla. Gateway has been fortunate enough to have him as a part of the team and using his gifts to help individuals having a meaningful worship experience. Email Andrew.






pictureAlizabeth Lipan serves as Gateway’s Director of Student Ministries. Alizabeth, her husband Jordan, and their two dogs, Gerard & Lukin, recently moved to Indianapolis from Grand Rapids, MI. She is passionate about building relationships with 5th-12th graders while encouraging them to explore their faith journey. Alizabeth is a licensed massage therapist that also enjoys being creative, reading a book, baking, and Halloween. Email Alizabeth.