Gateway Baptist Church

Pastor Burns

Pastor John Burns was saved at the age of 19 while visiting Ohio Valley Baptist Church in WV. He grew up in a non-Christian home with a Catholic background, and was attending a liberal arts college at the time. After trusting Christ as his Saviour, he began attending Ambassador Baptist College in Shelby, NC. While there, he completed a Pastoral internship at Calvary Baptist Church in Elkins Park, PA., and worked in his local church, Maranatha Baptist Church, under Pastor Frank Camp. In the summer of 2001 Brother Burns married his fiancée, Melissa, and they continued to serve in NC until he graduated with honors in May of 2006. They moved to New Philadelphia, OH, where Pastor Burns served as assistant to Pastor Don Snow. After serving three years in this capacity and feeling the Lord’s calling to minister in the West, they moved to Sundance, WY, to pastor Gateway Baptist Church. They, along with their 18 month old son Titus, arrived in Sundance on September 10, 2009 to work in this ministry. At the end of March 2010 the Lord blessed Pastor Burns and Melissa with a daughter, Eliana Faith. In January 2012 Levi was born, and God blessed with another daughter, Mariah, in November of 2013.