Our History

Our History

October 1999

Marc Dupont prophesied at Ephrata Community Church (ECC) “if you build it, they will come. He said there would be a 7 year period of growth and storing up of worship and prayer (like a silo), then there would be an explosion. He said this place here would be a worship resource center and prayer resource center.


Alan Vincent begins doing teachings on the Tabernacle of David here in the barn (when ECC as a church was still in this building).

October 25, 2005

With encouragement from Alan Vincent and Franz Lippi , Gateway Regional Center for prayer and worship is launched here with Jimmy Nimon as director.


The name officially changes to Gateway House of Prayer with increased hours. Prophetic words are spoken about this place from the Transformation Summit – (Alistair Petrie – I’m confident of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit here”, Jim Goll – There is a redigging of the wells of revival here”, Marc Dupont – The gateway of Heaven is here)


The first GHOP internship is launched. Gateway connects to HarvestNET Intl. as oversight for the HOP


Gateway puts an oversight board in place. It is also remodeled and has an official open house and dedication with blessing/prophecy from local regional leaders. November 2008 – Gateway officially goes 24/7!


A wave of new staff (called Mission Staff) join Gateway to move the vision forward.

May 2013

Jimmy Nimon transitions out of the Director position to plant a church and Luke Weaver moves from Assistant Director to Director. Burning Ones night watch internship is launched.


Focus Four Vision is given. Strengthening the following: The 24/7 prayer room, The Lancaster County Prayer Network, Prayer Rooms across the county, and Discipleship/Equipping of the Values.


October 25th Gateway HOP celebrated 10 years of God’s faithfulness! In November we celebrated 7 years of 24/7 worship and prayer arising from this place to bring glory to our God!!

January 2017

Gateway House of Prayer becomes a ministry, fully under the leadership of Ephrata Community Church (ECC). The elders of become the oversight of the house.

August 2017

Bonita Keener is installed as the new director as Luke Weaver transitions to serve with YWAM.

Contact Us

70 Clay School Road
Ephrata, PA 17522

1 (717) 721-1975



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