Dr. Barbara Beeler is the founding apostle and is anointed by God to provide spiritual and apostolic covering for the church and its ministries and ministers. She is married to Dr. Leon D. Beeler who functions as an Apostle of the Apostolic Team of Gateway Restoration International Network. The ministries and ministers play a key role in training ministers and lay persons for the Gospel through both the Gateway church and Restoration Theological Seminary. God has called Apostle Leon & Barbara to walk hand in hand providing a living example of a husband and wife team carrying out the call of God together in these last days.
Dr. Barbara accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior in January 1977 as she lay sick in bed and unable to walk. After seeking God, Jesus healed her instantly and revealed her calling and sent her forth to minister what she had received.
Dr. Barbara is also sent with a special anointing to give assistance to women and to nurture them to fulfill their call in ministry and to teach and train them to care for their families: their duties as a wife and as a mother but especially as an intercessor and spiritual warrior for the spiritual protection of the family.
Dr. Leon was saved in November 1977 and accepted his call to ministry as an evangelist the following year and later accepted his call as a pastor. Now Dr. Leon is walking in the office of an apostle who is sent to the community of Clayton County to bring together the people, the businesses and their politician into unity under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
He is the senior chaplain for the Forest Park Police Department and the head of the Forest Park Ministerial Association. Together, Drs. Beeler continues to train the saints for the work of the ministry as president and dean of Restoration Theological Seminary offering associate through doctorate degrees in biblical areas of study to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry and to launch them forth into the work of God.
Dr. Barbara J. Beeler, Apostle
Dr. Leon D. Beeler, Apostle
Pastor Rickey R. Schoonmaker was called to Ministry at the early age of 9 and journeyed through life serving in areas of Community Outreach and Ministry in Atlanta and Detroit, as well and Courthouse Outreach Ministry in Atlanta. Pastor Rickey truly has a heart for God's people, and his life journey has personally taken him from the "streets" of Detroit, Mi, to the pulpit.
Pastor Rickey was wed to Shalonda Schoonmaker, also from Detroit, Mi, in August of 2015. This union sparked an ignition to re-dedicate fully to a life in ministry in Atlanta, Ga. Pastor Rickey and his wife joined the Gateway Restoration church family in 2018 where he became associate pastor for two years. Pastor Rickey was ordained as Gateway's Senior Pastor, in September 2020. In 2020, Pastor Rickey and his wife Shalonda, also founded Spirit and Life Counseling Services, specializing together in Pre-Marital, Marital Counseling, and Anger Management.
Pastor Rickey received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology at Restoration Theological Seminary in 2020. Pastor Rickey also became a certified Chaplain with the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Chaplains. Pastor Rickey has been a member of the Georgia Christian Counseling Association since 2019. He was licensed and ordained Associate Pastor of Gateway Restoration Church of Forrest Park, GA, in 2019, where he currently serves as Senior Pastor.
Pastor Rickey is excited to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all that desire to know him. He is also a servant leader in his home and community. His mission is to leave not one sheep behind in his walk as Pastor with the prayers or restoration, healing, and deliverance!
Pastor Rickey Schoonmaker
We believe that the Holy Scripture is the Word of the Living God.II Timothy 3:16
We believe there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one. I John 5:6-8
We believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. All mankind has need of a Messiah, a Savior to reconcile him to a right relationship with God. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life; no man comes unto the Father but by Him.Romans. 3:23; John 14:6
We believe that Jesus is the only begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin named Mary; that by the shedding of His blood upon the cross of Calvary purchased redemption for all that would believe upon Him. Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Hebrews 9
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith and not of works it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8-10
We believe that upon confession of your faith that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. Romans 10:9
We believe through faith in Christ Jesus we are all the children of God; male and female, no division of race, that all mankind is one in Christ Jesus, we stand equal in accountability, responsibility and acceptability. Galatians 3:28-29
We believe in the Second Coming of Christ; that the dead in Christ shall rise, then the redeemed that are alive and so shall they ever be with the Lord. I Thessalonians 4:15-17