About Life Gate

Life Gate Baptist Church is a vibrant, loving church in the community of Hixson, Tennessee. We strive to faithfully serve God and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We also seek to serve our community through preaching, praying, outreach, adult ministry, teen group, and children's church.

Our Beliefs & Values

God has instructed the church to be a light to all the world. Life Gate Baptist Church was established to fulfill that purpose. We are a church that seeks to take the message of the Gospel to all the world through preaching, outreach, and worldwide missions. 


We are committed to teaching the entire Bible with an emphasis on practical life application. We believe that the Bible is the Holy Word of God. The Truth in the Bible is essential for every person.


We desire to honor God in our lives and our services. We preach the Word of God every service. We sing songs that glorify the Lord and edify His people. We pray and give thanks for all He is and all He has done for us. Our service is a time devoted wholly to God.


We believe every Christian has been called to Holiness even as God is Holy. We encourage one another to become like Christ and please Him in everyday life.


God calls all people to Himself for salvation from sin and death in Hell. The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, taking upon Himself the punishment for our sin. If we will but call upon the name of the Lord, then we can be saved.

Church Family

We promote and nurture the strengthening of other believers in their relationship with God. We encourage people to be faithful with all that God has entrusted to them. We endeavor to establish and maintain the body of Christ in the bond of peace.

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Our team strives to serve God and the church that He has entrusted to them. We believe God has placed every individual at Life Gate for a specific purpose.

Pastor James Dunn

Pastor James Dunn


Pastor Dunn established Life Gate Baptist Church in 1981 and has served as pastor since that time.

Brenda Dunn

Brenda Dunn

Church Secretary

Tim Stees

Tim Stees

Worship Leader

Steven Burton

Steven Burton

Youth Leader