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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 and Michele Pleasant

Meet Pastor David and Michele

Pastor David and Michele 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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Just a reminder, this weekend we "Fall Back". Make sure you set your clocks back (if you still have regular clocks😉) We will see you at service on Sunday! ...

On Sunday we had a special message brought to us by Pastor David Sr. He spoke a powerful word on coming out of the shadows of fear. You don’t want to miss this one, check it out on our YouTube page! #fear #sermon #church #jesus #god #godisgood #gideon #fortmyers #downtownfortmyers ...

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 our Associate Pastor, Pastor Gray Foshee!
Pastor Gray has been married to his high school sweetheart, Shelly, for 37 years. They have 7 children, 4 daughters (by marriage) and 8 grandchildren. He has served in ministry for over 25 years, has been serving with Pastor David for 16 of those years, and with Citygate since its inception.
Pastor Gray has served in a multitude of areas during his time in ministry as a youth pastor, college and career pastor, executive pastor and more. He has also been a mentor, counselor & pastor to countless young adults, married couples, and others throughout the years. Many of those refer to him as their Spiritual Father. He gives of his time selflessly and has been a blessing to an innumerable number of people.
In what free time he has he enjoys being with his family, camping, hunting, & fishing. Pastor Gray longs to be known as a man of utmost character who lived his life to make as many disciples as he could while pointing people to the cross of Jesus Christ. His love for God, the Word, and prayer help him fulfill the call of God on his life and give him the confidence in training, mentoring, and coaching those around him to become world changers.

We love you Pastor Gray! We honor you today and are thankful for all you do!
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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 is Pastor Matt Richard. Pastor Matt is the pastor of our Crossover ministry, here at Citygate, and has been on staff for 5 years! Pastor Matt was born in Long Beach, California, is married to his beautiful wife Monica, and has 2 kids + a bunch of adopted kids from Crossover! Some fun facts about him are: he played college basketball at Long Beach City College, he served in the US Navy as an Aviation ordnance-man, he loves Mexican food, and he secretly prays that he would receive the gift of singing!😂

We are so thankful for the leader that Pastor Matt is, here at Citygate, and when we asked him what his favorite part about what he does he said it was bringing hope to the hopeless and watching the gospel transform people's hearts and lives. We love you Pastor Matt! We just want to honor you today and show you just how much we appreciate you and your faithful leadership, here at Citygate ─ thank you SO much for all you do!
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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.

#baptism #church #sunday #sundayfunday #bible #scripture #family #citygate #beach #ftmyersbeach
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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)

#baptism #church #bible #waterbaptism #jesuslovesyou #godislove #scripture #fortmyersbeach #fortmyers
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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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#church #sermon #sundaymorning #courage #nofear #sermonnotes #fortmyers #bibleapp #bible #scripture #truth #whatareyouafraidof #donotfear ...

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!
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