Welcome to Gateway Conference!


We are the Gateway Conference of the Free Methodist Church. Our conference straddles the Mississippi river with plenty of room on either side in Illinois and Missouri. I hope this web site helps you get a handle on what THE GATEWAY CONFERENCE of THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH is all about. We exist to raise up communities of faith, inspire tenacious Christ followers, and equip the next generation of spiritual leaders.  Our mission is igniting a Spirit-fueled movement in Southern Illinois and Missouri that catalyzes the multiplication of leaders and churches.
If you are seeking a region of the country to make an impact in, come check us out. It is my heartfelt desire that you will not see just another conference or denomination trying to build its own brand and kingdom, but rather a sincere group of followers, desiring to grow close to God.

On the adventure,

Supt. Ben Tolly