About Us

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who We Are

Above all else, we're followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that He was the Son of God, and that He meant what He said to His disciples, "I have come that you may have life, and have life abundant". We live our lives by taking Him at His word.

We are a community of people simply trying to practice the Way of Jesus together.

Where We Come From

Lifegate was started in August 1980, a small group of believers meeting in the home of Pastor and Mrs. Bob Zemeski decided to begin holding church services every Sunday. In January 1981, the believers founded the Lifegate Bible Baptist Church under the pastorate of Robert W. Zemeski and elected Vincent Ryan as their first deacon. In November 1983, the church moved to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan.

Steadily growing, the church membership decided to set aside funds to eventually purchase their own building. In July 1986, the church achieved their goal when they purchased “Innfield,” no.3, Main Road, Tallaght. During the following months the property was refurbished to accommodate the church and living quarters for the Assistant Pastor, David Moore. Pastor Moore, from Northern Ireland, was called as the pastor in August 1987. In July 1992, Pastor Moore returned to Belfast to pastor the Braehill Baptist Church. David O’Gorman was then called as Pastor. David and his wife Valerie are from Dublin and they live in Brittas.

What This Means For You?

Most importantly, you're always welcome at Lifegate. Wherever you're at in your journey of life, you'll always be accepted as you are. Wherever you are at in your faith journey, you'll always welcome at Lifegate.

Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you'd simply like to get in touch with us directly, click the button below.

"If you are looking for a church with solid Bible teaching then this is a good place to attend. Lifegate is involved in missions which includes a faith based addictions programme. People from various backgrounds attend this church and multiple activities are organised for all members of the family." Michael Craig