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Citygate exists to change the world,
guiding people to purpose in Christ

by Rescuing the hurting, Raising disciples, and Releasing world changers

Pastor David Pleasant

David Pleasant, Jr.

Senior Pastor

Pastor David served for seven and one-half years as Senior Pastor in Altha, Florida, before coming to Fort Myers in 2002 to serve Covenant Community Ministries in the same capacity. And like his father and grandmother before him he ministered within a denominational setting. Early in 2009 the Lord gave Pastor David a vision so vivid and so powerful that it would alter the course of his ministry forever, calling him to give up “everything,” including the security of denominational affiliation. Citygate Ministries was born of this vision. It would be a church of “24-7” lifestyle Christianity, not just a Sunday morning affair. And it would be a place where people could be “elevated” to the next level—a place where boundaries would be redefined.


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Trunk or Treat is coming up this Wednesday, the 28th from 6pm to 9pm and we need your candy donations! Please bring individually wrapped candy so we can make sure all of the trunks are overflowing with candy for our kids! You can drop it off on Sunday morning or at the office throughout the week! ...

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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Monday Night Prayer begins TONIGHT at 6pm in the Sanctuary. We believe in the power of prayer and we are looking forward to joining with you tonight. If you can't make tonight, we have two more opportunities for prayer October 26th & November 2nd.

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Today we were finally able to have our baptism at the beach! It was an amazing day and we were so happy to celebrate with all of those who decided to take the next step in their faith today!

Thank you to everyone who came out and especially to those who helped serve! We could not do things like this without you.

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Baptism, Beach, BBQ is happening this Sunday, October 18th at 5pm on Fort Myers Beach at Bowditch Point Park. If you would like to be baptized or would like to attend, please RSVP on our website! (Link in bio)

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For many of us, the year 2020 has brought struggle, heartache, and loss.

If you want to know how to make sense of suffering and how to find hope, listen to this conversation between Amy, Pastor David, and CJ, the director of ARC, Citygate's recovery ministry.

Listen on Apple Podcast or Spotify (Link in bio)

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and because of that, we want to take this whole month as an opportunity to highlight and honor each one of our pastors! The next pastor that we would like to highlight needs NO introduction, and that is our Senior Pastor, Pastor David Pleasant!
Pastor David grew up in Panama City FL where he cultivated a passion for hunting and fishing. His mom wasn’t supposed to be able to have children, so it was a miracle that she became pregnant with him. He was born at 7 months only at around 4 lbs. The doctor said if he was strong enough to make it past a few days, that he would have lung issues and never could play any sports etc... However he was born with a very determined competitive spirit and played football, basketball, and baseball all the way through high school. He discovered early on that God had gifted him with a heart of a pastor and has been in full time ministry now for almost 30 years, 18 years of that pastoring this congregation. He has a reputation of giving without a second thought and loving deep.
If you know anything about Pastor David, you know that he definitely does live up to that reputation, and we are just so BEYOND thankful to have a Senior Pastor like him. The Lord really blessed us with the best Senior Pastor ever, and we are so thankful for the way he leads our congregation every single week and for the way he loves like Jesus did. Pastor David doesn't just pour truth into our lives, every single week, but he also walks along side us and does life with us. He is a pastor that is passionate about his congregation and meeting the needs that are there. We are so thankful to have a Senior Pastor like him.
We love you Pastor David, and we honor you today ─ thank you for all you do!

Tomorrow (Oct. 11th) is Pastor Appreciation Day and, because of that, we want to give you the opportunity to show some of your love and appreciation to all of, or one of our pastor’s! We are so thankful for each and every single one of our pastor’s here at Citygate, and we just want to take this time to pay some of our appreciation and say thank you! ...

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and because of that, we want to take this whole month as an opportunity to highlight and honor each one of our pastors! The next pastor that we would like to highlight is Pastor Alex Reale. Pastor Alex is the pastor of our youth ministry, here at Citygate, and has been on staff for 10 years (this February)! Pastor Alex was born in Rochester New York, is married, and has 2 kids. Some fun facts about him are: he LOVES college football, he can play 3 instruments, he played multiple sports in high school, and he is 1 of 4 children. Not only that, but he LOVES to cook. Before going into ministry, he actually wanted to open up his own restaurant (btw, you should REALLY try his pizza ─ I heard it's AMAZING!)

We are so thankful for the leadership of Pastor Alex and how he is pouring into and leading the next generation of believers. When we asked Pastor Alex what his favorite part about what he does, he said that he LOVES being around young people because they are hilarious and not boring ─ they have a lot of energy. While talking with Pastor Alex, he spoke so highly of all of his students and expressed his gratitude to the other staff members, here at Citygate. He said “I love Citygate because I get to be around people that I love and trust, and who make ministry about Jesus and not about us.”

We are so thankful for you, Pastor Alex! You truly are building up the next generation of believers, and we could not be any more thankful for all of the countless hours you put into planning all of these fun events for our youth and the way you constantly pour truth into their lives! We love you Pastor Alex, and we honor you today ─ thank you for all you do!

Hey Citygate family! We just wanted to remind you all about our Trunk or Treat event coming up on October 28th 6pm-9pm. We cannot wait for this event and to see all of your AMAZING faces and costumes! This is going to be an event that you do NOT want to miss. There is going be food, games, face painting, and MORE ─ mark your calendars and invite a friend!

*No scary costumes!!

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do no be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

Pastor David started a new series on Sunday entitled "Shadows". If you missed it, you can listen to it on Youtube by searching CitygateTV.
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