About Global Gates

Our Vision

Reaching the ends of the earth through global gateway cities

Our Mission

The mission of Global Gates is to see gospel transformation of the world’s most unevangelized people groups who have come to global gateway cities, and through them reach their communities around the world.


Our Mission Plan

by serving as an advocate for unreached people groups,
by facilitating prayer initiatives focused on unreached people groups,
by initiating and promoting missions to unreached people groups through seminars, speaking in churches, and through missions courses such as Perspectives,
by partnering with Christians and churches to engage and serve among unreached people groups.

by raising up and recruiting missionaries for evangelistic and church-planting initiatives among least-reached people groups in strategic gateway cities,
by providing coaching, mentoring, and training for mission practitioners,
by creating a peer-learning community with other missionaries to promote best practices in urban contexts.

by responding to the felt needs of least-reached people groups that God has brought to our gateway cities,
by helping Christians minister to the felt needs of the least-reached people groups that God has brought to our gateway cities.

by modeling obedience to Christ as the primary mark of a disciple,
by developing and mentoring spiritual leaders for new churches,
by planting biblical, contextual, transformational churches.

by working through gateway-city relationships to evangelize, disciple, and plant churches,
by advancing best-practices in church-planting movements through gateway-city relationships locally and globally.


Statement of Faith: What We Believe

Global Gates Network agrees with the statement of faith adopted by the Lausanne Covenant


Core Values

Global Gates Network seeks to reproduce disciples and churches among unreached and least-reached peoples. As a result, we will consistently focus our efforts on sharing the gospel with unreached and least-reached peoples in a way that they can understand and we will promote indigenous leadership, ministries, and churches to be birthed out of our organization. Some of our core values include: 

1. Believing and trusting in God to accomplish what He desires (Is 55:10-11, Matt 6:33-34)
Focusing ministry on unreached and least-reached peoples (Rom 15:20, Matt 28:19-20, Matt 24:14, Rev 7:9-10)
3. Proclaiming the gospel in ways that it can be heard, understood, and received in one’s own cultural context (1 Cor 9:19-23)
4. Doing good in the name of Jesus to all people (Gal 6:9-10)
5. Starting reproducible churches (Gen 1:28, Matt 16:18, 2 Tim 2:2, Matt 24:14)
6. Equipping churches and Christians to work among the unreached and least-reached (Eph 4:11-12)
7. Creating synergy in ministry by partnering with like-minded organizations and people (Eph 4:1-16, 1 Cor 12:12-30, Rom 12:3-8)
8. Allowing Christ to transform our worldview (Rom 12:1-2, Col 1:13)
9. Following the teachings of the Bible, so as to bear fruit as followers of Christ (1 Tim 3:16; Gal 5:22-26)
10. Practicing obedience-based discipleship (Matt 7:21; Luke 6:46)

Board of Directors

David Garrison
David GarrisonEx-Officio Board Member, Executive Director
David Garrison has a PhD in historical theology from the University of Chicago. He is a veteran of more than 30 years as a missionary pioneer. His writings include The Nonresidential Missionary (1990), Church Planting Movements (2004), and A Wind in the House of Islam (2014). Garrison currently serves as Global Gates’ executive director, and as Church Planting Consultant in the Professional Services Group of MissioNexus the largest network of evangelical missions in the world. David is the husband of Sonia and father of four grown children.

Cindy Wiles
Cindy WilesInterim Chairman
Cindy Wiles is a long-time missions leader and advocate from Arlington, Texas. Cindy serves on the board of several ministries and is the founder and executive director of Restore Hope (www.restorehopetoday.org), a globally focused church-based ministry that seeks to restore “hope to individuals and communities across the world through Christ-centered, church-based proclamation and service.”

Cindy and her church have been long-time supporters of Global Gates. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in bringing the gospel to the world’s least-reached people groups in North America and around the world. Cindy’s husband, Dennis, is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas.

Brad W.
Brad W.Board Member, Co-Founder
Brad is an Associate Director and co-founder of Global Gates Network. Prior to founding Global Gates, Brad led teams in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board. Brad lives in NYC with his wife and three children.
 S. Broderick (Rick) Peters, Jr.
S. Broderick (Rick) Peters, Jr.Financial Overseer
Rick comes to the board after having practiced corporate and business law for over 35 years in Richmond, VA. He graduated from Bucknell University (B.A.) and the University of Richmond (J.D.) and the College of William and Mary (LLM in Tax Law). Rick is an active and long-time member of First Baptist Church of Richmond. Along with his wife, Kim, Rick brings a wealth of experience and passion for missions with extensive travel internationally.
Chris Clayman
Chris ClaymanBoard Member, Co-Founder
Chris is an Associate Director and co-founder of Global Gates Network. He lives with his wife and three children in New York City. Chris has been involved in mission work in West Africa and continues to work with the West African community. He is also the author of Superplan: a journey into God’s story and ethNYcity: The Nations, Tongues, and Faiths of Metropolitan New York.
Ananth Kumar
Ananth KumarBoard Member
Ananth Kumar comes from a Hindu background. He trusted Christ at age sixteen. In past 23 years, Ananth has served in various capacities as an Itinerant Evangelist, Program producer (Trans World Radio), official Interpreter, (Dr. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association), and has planted cell groups in Hong Kong and South China. In last seven years he has baptized 23 people and ministered God’s Word in 32 nations.
Mary Carpenter
Mary CarpenterBoard Member
Mary Carpenter has valued the work of Global Gates for many years and now joins the board in a more formal capacity. She, her husband David and their three young children served as missionaries in the country of Albania shortly after the fall of communism. Mary then served on the staff of First Baptist Church, Woodway as their global mission coordinator. Following her time with FBC Woodway, she returned to her alma mater, Howard Payne University where she taught in the Religion Department.

Now retired, she and David are involved in their local church, serving with young marrieds, and encouraging others to be aware of those brought into our borderless circle of influence. She has three grown children and is completely enamored with her four grandchildren.

Larry Cox
Larry CoxBoard Member
Larry Cox has been a follower of Jesus since age 11. His family were the first members of a church plant when he was in high school, which led him to commit his life for vocational Christian ministry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College, master’s degrees from Southern Baptist Seminary and from Mississippi State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife Cheryl have four children and 15 grandchildren.

Larry and his wife served as missionaries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East during 23 years with the IMB. For 14 years, he started and led ministries for WinShape, Lifeshape and Impact 360 Institute–philanthropic organizations of Chick-fil-A. He retired from serving as the President of Lifeshape, Inc. at the end of 2018. He is now a Managing Partner of CoxNichols LLC.

Global Gates Staff


All staff can be contacted by emailing info@globalgates.info or calling 917-243-4979.


David G
David GExecutive Director
Brooke A
Brooke AFinancial Officer
Tim F
Tim FDevelopment Officer
Brad W
Brad WAssociate Director, Co-Founder
Daniel O
Daniel OOperations Officer
Joe H
Joe HCoach
Chris C
Chris CAssociate Director, Co-Founder
Shirley S
Shirley SAdministration
Kevin G
Kevin GCoach-at-Large
Bonnie H
Bonnie HDirector of Personnel Selection