Gateway Staff


  • Richard Rials,  Pastor

    Richard has been on staff at Gateway since 2002. He is a graduate of Sam Houston High School and Mid-America Christian University. Richard is married to Tarrah and they have two children.  Richard has a passion for child and student spiritual development and currently serves as the Louisiana Church of God Youth Director.


  • Lucas Gober, Worship Leader

    Lucas has been part of the Gateway staff since 2017. He is a graduate of McNeese State University. Lucas is married to Elizabeth and they have two children. He is passionate about the powerful role music plays in the church. He enjoys building strong teams and helping others grow in their passions and talents.

Worship Team

Bobbie Boom

Meiah Boom

Peggy Chance

Joe Crain

Kurt Gober

Lucas Gober