Pastors & Elders

Doug Eaker

Senior Pastor

Pastor Doug Eaker and his family have been a part of Life Gate Church since its conception.  He has served the church in many capacities with his wife Linda Eaker.  Doug and Linda have four daughters, nine grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. 

Don Dowda


Pastor Don is a Charter Member of Life Gate Church having been in the group of people that were instrumental in the conception of the new church .  Don has worked tirelessly to welcome people into the Body of Christ as they enter the church doors for the first time and every time thereafter.  Presently, he and his wife, Shelia, also oversee the youth ministry called Elevation. 

Steve Lytle


Pastor Steve and his wife Paula has been a member since 1990.  Steve has been a teacher of the Word and, because of his heart for overseas missions, has served as Life Gate’s ambassador going to Poland three times, Albania twice, Haiti twice, and other trips. 

Paula Lytle


Pastor Paula and her husband Steve has been a member since 1990.   Paula has served in various ministries at the church including playing keyboard and singing on the Praise Team, heading up the coffee table ministry, and teaching the toddlers for a number of years. 

Kevin Robinson

Online Pastor/Elder

Pastor Kevin and his wife Gailynn came to Life Gate in 1990.  He oversees the media department at LGC, hosting the online campus and the Praise Team. He also makes sure all things technical work correctly at the church.  Kevin constantly says, "I LOVE MY CHURCH! Life Gate changed my life and it can change yours.” 

John Attardo


John Attardo is originally from Toronto, Canada, and was invited to visit Life Gate in 1995, by Angela Kittle Attardo, He visited several years before they married in 1998. They moved back here in 2000, to serve in our youth ministry. They had a daughter in 2007, they serve and volunteer as a family in many areas. He became a elder in 2017, and continues to serve in this role.

Joe Chambers


Pastor Joe has been a member since 1999.  Joe has served wherever he was needed including recording and reporting weekly attendance, providing accountability with another member of the weekly offering, helping with greeting, ministering to others through prayer, and helping with maintenance and building of the church facilities.