As we have sought God together over the years we have come to hold fast to the following core values.
God’s Presence - We pursue God relentlessly so that our lives become a dwelling place for His presence and when people encounter us they encounter Him.
Family - There is room for everyone at the table. God is a good Father and we are His children. All kingdom government is based on family; He places the solitary in families.
Restoration - Salvation brings healing and freedom to all things so that we can reign in life through Jesus Christ. He is returning for a Bride without spot or wrinkle.
Trailblazing - There is always more to explore. We passionately press forward to advance the kingdom until an awareness of His Glory covers the earth as the waters cover the seas.
Mobilizing - Our mandate is to change the world through acts of supernatural love and generosity in every sphere of society. Every believer is a supernatural minister.
Mission Statement: Releasing the Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven. (Psalm 24:7 Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!)
We are called to establish heaven here on earth by embracing the culture of the King.
Kingdom Culture is:
a culture of grace
a culture of honour
a culture of generosity
a culture of freedom
a culture of courage
Vision is important in a local church as it unites and brings focus to everyone involved. Without vision we have no future and no guiding posts by which we make purposeful decisions. Therefore the vision is to be kept at all times before the governing board, leaders and the people. (Prov. 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained…)
King's Gate Church is an apostolic house that is passionate to see the kingdom of heaven released. We believe that when Jesus taught us the Lord's prayer He was serious when He said, "on earth as it is in heaven." We believe that God wants to establish His kingdom here on earth right now. We do not have to wait to die to live in the kingdom of God, so we live to bring His kingdom to earth.
The job of every believer is to live a life of significance spreading the kingdom of God to all corners of the earth. We accomplish this by living as Jesus and the Apostles lived. We train and empower the people of God to enter into their identity as priests and ministers of God. When the saints of God know who they are in Christ, then they are able to spread the kingdom of God where ever they go. As Jesus and the Apostles taught us, we beileve in praying for the sick and seeing them healed, praying for the dead and seeing them raised, and casting out demons and dispelling the kingdom of darkness (Matt. 10:8).
The presence of God is at the centre of all we do. We believe the presence of God is manifest in the person of the Holy Spirit who was sent to us as our helper and to empower us (Luke 24:49; John 15:26). When a believer is empowered by the Holy Spirit and linked to the authority of Christ , then there is nothing that is impossible for us to do for God. Our God can do all things, and through Christ we can do all things.
We believe most assuredly:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the only true, earthly, full revelation of God’s truth that exists.
That God has revealed Himself as “One God” existing and manifest in three distinct persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
In the test and fall of man, his lost state as recorded in the Bible, and in his subsequent depravity and inability to attain righteousness before God outside of Jesus Christ.
In the reality and personality of Satan who is a fallen cherub. He was once the covering angel called Lucifer of the very throne of God. Now he chooses to oppose God’s will and confuse God’s people.
In the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Saviour of mankind, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He is very God and very man.
That Jesus died for our sins, was buried and rose again from the dead on the third day, which is the Gospel stated in the Bible. He also after His resurrection appeared in person to His disciples.
In Jesus Christ’s bodily ascension into heaven and He is now seated at the place of all authority at the right hand of the Father. That this same Jesus will literally, bodily come again the second time with and for a victorious Church.
That the salvation of man was provided through the Cross of Calvary and that through faith in Christ’s atoning work we can be saved.
That through apostasy, unbelief, and neglect, a person can backslide and fall away from the living God.
In Water Baptism by immersion at or subsequent to a sincere profession of faith in Jesus Christ, as Saviour and Lord. This Baptism is a commandment not an option.
In the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as taught clearly in the Bible. It is an experience subsequent to salvation with scriptural evidences, such as speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
In the present-day operation of the supernatural Gifts of the Holy Spirit as was manifest in the early Church and taught about extensively by the Apostle Paul. Further to this we believe in the healing power of God as manifest in both the Old and New Testaments, and that the release of God’s supernatural power, should naturally flow out of Christian believers living a Holy Spirit-filled life.
In living a Spirit-filled life of obedience to God’s will, in thought, word, and deed. That is, true Christians will progressively become more Christ-like as they walk with God and grow up to full maturity in the Lord. That spiritual growth and maturity comes directly from the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, worshiping God, prayer, studying and walking in obedience to the Word of God, and actively serving God as part of a local Church.
In the necessity of celebrating the Lord’s Table (Communion) for all believers, as instituted and commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ, practiced by the early Church, and taught by the Apostle Paul.
In the bodily Resurrection of the Dead and a Day of Judgement when all those who have been born-again through believing on the Lord Jesus Christ will have eternal life. All those who have not been born-again and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ shall be seperated from God eternally by being cast into Hell.
That the Church of Jesus Christ is the only true work of God in the earth through which He will reveal Himself and redeem mankind, and that the Church is the only vehicle through which He will accomplish His eternal purpose. To this end we believe in the current work of God to Restore the Church back to spiritual power, and into God’s original purpose to become the Holy Spotless Bride of Christ manifesting the image, truth, power, and glory of God. That the true Church represents God’s kingdom on earth, being the place of His rule and authority.
That the work of the Church is to follow Christ, preach the Gospel, worship God, teach the word, make disciples, live the truth, demonstrate God’s power, and bring glory to His name.
That the Church is divinely mandated in purpose, prophetic in vision, and apostolic in nature. It will be built and structured by God upon the Biblical foundations and pattern which He has clearly given in the scriptures. Therefore, we believe in the present-day working of the five-fold ministry gifts to the Church in the form of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.
That the true Church is made up of those who have been born-again through repentance and believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who have been baptized in water, and filled with the Holy Spirit as Jesus demonstrated in His example, and commanded in His teaching.
That the Church is the place where Christ is irrevocably proclaimed and seen to be the living head of the Church, and where the Father is worshiped in Spirit and Truth. Where the presence of God is manifest in power, and the Holy Spirit is allowed to freely move as He wills. Where the priesthood of all believers is taught and manifested in the life of the local Church and the individual believer.
King's Gate Church was planted in Cochrane in the fall of 1980 by our founding pastors Robert and Angela Butler. The Butlers immigrated to Canada from England in 1979. Shortly after arriving in Cochrane they felt called to start a Spirit-filled work in the community. New Life Christian Fellowship started meeting in their home with five people in attendance. We soon began to grow and moved into Manachaban school for Sunday service. Within a few years we purchased our first building, a warehouse on River Ave, which we converted into our church. We outgrew that facility, and in April of 1994 the membership started the construction of our present building.
Through the faithfullness of the Lord and the efforts of our members the building was ready to move into at the beginning of December 1994. On January 15, 1995 we experienced a powerful outpouring of the Spirit in our Sunday evening service as God began to release His river of revival upon us. SInce that time we have experienced many changed lives and some amazing miracles as the waves of refreshing wash over us in the presence of the Lord. The river of the Spirit continues to get deeper, and our experience with God becomes richer by the day. He continues to amaze us in our worship services as He touches lives in the power of the Spirit. Our vision is to see the Kingdom of God released in our church, community, region, and province. We wait with hunger and anticipation for the next revival to burst forth in our land, a revival the will transform us and our nation.
Pastors Matthew and Gillian are the lead pastors of King's Gate Church. They have been the lead pastors since October 30, 2016 when the founding pastors, Robert and Angela Butler, released it to them. Matthew is the son of the founding pastors and has been part of the church since it's inception when he was only a young child. He has a strong walk with Jesus that began when he was only 4 years old. Gillian came to know Jesus as her Lord and Saviour at 13 years of age and has had a strong walk with Him ever since.
The Butlers are passionate about seeing the Church come into her destiny. They believe in equiping and releasing the people of God into the work of the ministry. Their heart is to see King's Gate Church bring the transformational power of heaven to earth and by doing so, see Cochrane and all of Alberta transformed. They believe that every saint is a minister of God and through their relationship with Jesus Christ is able to function with authority as Jesus and the Apostles did. Their dynamic teaching and preaching will encourage and empower any believer who hears and believes.
Allan & Betty Elkin
Allan and Betty have been members of the church for many years and have been elders since 1998. In the past they have served in the church as leaders of our inbeteens group, care group leaders, and in many other ways. They are true servants of the Lord and of the people of God. Their hearts are passionate to see God work in the church and in the lives of the people of Cochrane. Allan is the Principal of Cochrane Christian Academy and has a heart to see the children of Cochrane grow and become mighty men and women of God. He has a gifting in administration, is steadfast and a mighty man of God. Betty is gentle and sensitive to the Holy Spirit. She is a nurse by training and is passionate about seeing the people of God healed and delivered. God has placed upon her life a gift of healing and deliverance which she pours out upon the people of God without measure. Together they are a couple determined to see the forces of darkness driven back and the Kingdom of God established here in Cochrane.
Danny & Erin Wilson
Danny and Erin have been elders since 2014 and are the Directors of our Worship Department. Their gifting in leading others into the presence of God is second to none. Danny joined the church with his family when he was a young boy, and Erin joined us in 2002. Danny has a keen sense of the Holy Spirit. He is a true worshipper and uninhibited in the way he worships God. He is a spiritual pillar in God’s house and unshakable in his passion for God. Erin is a passionate worshipper and is very in tune to the Holy Spirit. She often feels, sees, hears and releases what is happening in heavenly places. Danny and Erin are anointed worship leaders and teachers of the Word of God. Their hearts are passionate to see the Kingdom of God break forth in this region. They want to see people set free, brought into a relationship with Jesus, and transformed by the power and love of God.
Robert & Angela Butler
Robert and Angela are the founders and the apostles of our church. They are married with two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandson. They immigrated to Alberta from England in 1979, and planted the church here in 1980. The Butler's see the Church as a living expression of the Kingdom of God and the place where Jesus rules. Their heartbeat and vision is to "equip the saints for the work of service" (Eph.4:12), and to see the local church built solidly upon the Biblical pattern. They believe that this can only be accomplished in the leading and power of the Holy Spirit. They also see the presence of God through worship as being the catalyst to hearing His prophetic voice. They have travelled extensively in ministry to a number of countries around the world, ministering in local churches, retreats, seminars and Bible Schools. They have a sincere desire to keep revival fires burning brightly until Jesus returns.
Here at King's Gate we believe God is raising up a generation of children who are empowered from a young age to release the Kingdom of God wherever they go. We believe that children do not receive a Junior Holy Spirit. We teach them to hear God's voice, develop a secret place of prayer and intimacy with Jesus, worship with passion through flagging and dancing and to pray for healing while grounding them in a love for and knowledge of God's Word.
Champions: Age 7-12
Adventureers: Age 3- 6
Children's church begins after the worship service in the upper rooms. Children are dismissed from the sanctuary to join the classes after announcements.
Danny & Erin Wilson - Directors
King's Gate Worship Department
Our soul purpose is to worship King Jesus and to host His glorious Presence. We long for His Kingdom to come - Heaven invading earth. We believe that our radical worship in Spirit and Truth is powerful and mighty for establishing His Lordship over Cochrane, displacing lesser powers and principalities, thereby shifting the atmosphere in this land. We believe we are part of the global movement of worship that is sweeping the earth today. We long to see people set free, lives healed, transformed, and souls saved through Jesus Christ. Jesus is our First Love, First Passion and First Priority!!
Come and join us as we go to higher places in the Lord, encountering the King together!
Women of Destiny
Gillian Butler - Coordinator
Women of Destiny was birthed out of a vision to see women discover who they are in Christ, and to encourage them to discover God's plan for their lives. Our ladies gatherings are some of the most spiritually charged meetings in our church. The ladies meetings are designed to bring the women together for worship, prayer, teaching, fun, and fellowship. We hold an annual Advance each spring in beautiful Canmore, for a time of spiritual refreshing and personal enrichment.
Men of Vision
Matthew Butler - Coordinator
We have a vision to see men grow in their faith and fulfill their God-given purpose. Our goal is to gather as men to build strong relationships through worship, prayer, Bible teaching, fun and friendship. We want to lead each man to find their purpose and identity as men of God. God has a calling on the life of every man, we just need to discover it.
We are currently getting together once a month for a night of fun or for breakfast. Check the calendar to see when our next event is.
Robert & Angela Butler - Coordinators
"Second Wind" is a group designed to bring the older generation saints together for fellowship with one another. We call it "Second Wind" because we are not winding down, but winding up for the most exciting part of our lives. We might not be as energetic as we once were, but we do still have energy and we all have the need for relationship with others. What's more - we have time on our hands. This activity is not meant to be a substitute for spiritual meetings, but rather an additional place for those 50 and over to gather, have fun and relate with people in the same stage of life.
We plan to meet once a month for an informal time of fun and fellowship. We have lots of fun activities in the works, if you're over 50, why not plan to join us. Bring your ideas, bring your smile, bring some goodies, but most of all bring yourself. Keep an eye on the church calendar for more details as they are posted.