TONY VILLAFANE // STUDENT & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PASTOR

Tony Villafane

STUDENT & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PASTOR

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Tony Villafane joined the Gateway Church family in September 2018 and serves as the Student and Leadership Development Pastor. He has been married to his wife, Mary Beth, since October 2017, and they have one child, Corbin. Tony graduated with a Master of Divinity from Lancaster Bible College, Capital Seminary, and Graduate School in May 2018.

Tony’s life purpose is “Discipling and encouraging others through shepherding and sharpening from excellent brokenness.” He is passionate about discipling youth, stirring them towards Jesus through preaching, discipleship, leadership development, and life-on-life engagement. Tony also enjoys serving alongside leaders who are eager to learn and grow through the leadership development program he oversees.

As Pastor of Students & Leadership Development, Tony oversees Gateway Student Ministries, including vision casting, discipling and equipping, and preaching. He also runs the Develop Leadership Program, which includes a podcast, seminars, and internships.

In his free time, Tony loves baseball, ultimate frisbee, playing guitar, and spending hours at coffee shops. He enjoys Marvel movies, chick flicks, board games, Spikeball, reading, eating Chick-fil-A and Chipotle, spending time with his family, and discussing personality tests.

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