Pastor Slayden MacGregor graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology in Biblical Exposition in 1996. His enduring passion is the teaching of the Word of God and his most profound conviction is leading others into a clear understanding of God’s Word. He and his wife Kathleen have four grown sons, two beautiful daughters in law, and three grandchildren. Slayden and Kathleen are active in the community of Hernando county.
Among other ministry opportunities, Slayden conducts pastor-training conferences in several countries for over 20 years. He teaches as an adjunct Instructor at Saint Leo University.
Family Life Pastor
Ed and his beautiful wife Hannah have been married for over 28 years. Together, they’ve been blessed with the privilege of raising and home-educating four sons and two daughters while residing in Spring Hill since 1996. He’s a family man with a huge heart for the family of God. Raising six children has provided Ed with many opportunities to impact Hernando County through his family, the local church, the home-school community, and youth athletics.
Ed and Hannah have been committed to the local church ministry since they were married and thus, have actively engaged both in-reach and outreach of the Body of Christ on many levels. One of Ed’s most satisfying and growing experiences has been teaching at a local homeless shelter for seven years. After coaching in various youth sports and homeschooling for over nineteen years, Ed has a wealth of very tactical educational prowess; just ask the children after children’s church!
Craig Johnston serves as the Youth Pastor here at Gateway. Craig attended Trinity College of Florida where he graduated in 2004 with his Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. In 2008, he received his Masters in Educational Ministries from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is passionate about the younger generation being educated in their Christian faith and living an authentic life with God. Craig and his wife Stacy have four children, Gabe, Isaac, Caedmon, and Olivia.
Joel currently directs and leads the worship here at Gateway. His desire is for Jesus Christ to be glorified in praise, and be the sole focus for every heart. His wife Laura is involved with the children’s ministry, and sings with the worship team. Together, they have three beautiful young girls.