Our Pastor

Bruce is the lead pastor here at Gateway Church. Bruce and his wife, Joy, were married in 1986 and have been in the ministry since 1989. They are proud parents of a son and two daughters. All three currently live in MN.

Bruce & Joy are graduates of North Central University (formerly North Central Bible College) in Minneapolis. Bruce holds a degree in Pastoral Studies. Joy holds a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education.

Joy is currently a substitute teacher, a tutor for students with Dyslexia, works for the Great River Regional Library, and enjoys leading worship for our services.

Bruce is also a chaplain for Country Manor in Sartell & Woodcrest of Country Manor in St. joseph.

Bruce Tessen and his wife, Joy

Bruce Tessen and his wife, Joy

Senior Pastor