Our Story

A glorious past.

Gateway Church Cymru, originally called Aberaman Pentecostal Church, began in 1910 when a small group of people left Gwawr Chapel and held services in various homes across the Aberaman area.

In 1919 the evangelist Stephen Jeffries came to Aberaman and held a meeting at Libanus Chapel. Following this meeting the people decided to form a church, and purchased the Prince of Wales pub (known locally as the ‘Gin Palace’). This is still the present site of our church. As the numbers increased the building became too small. Between 1923 and 1926 the building was expanded with the work being carried out by the members, many of whom were miners and unemployed during the depression and 1926 strikes. In 1985 the church purchased the house next door, and built a minor hall and kitchen which opened in October 1986.

Previous Pastor’s include: Pastor Danny Davies, the first minister, up to 1954; Pastor E. Lee 1957-1960; Pastor Phelps 1960-1965; Pastor Cyril Chick 1965-1971; Pastor Ian Jennings 1972-1975; Pastor Henry Drabble 1975-1979; Pastor William Morgan 1980-1993; Pastor Chris Thomas 1995-2000; Pastor Colin Hurt 2005-2009 and Pastor Robert Baldwin 2010-2017.

Over the years, more than 40 members have taken up missionary work and pioneering new churches in the U.K, Australia and America.

In October 2017 Luke Morgan became the Senior Pastor at Gateway. His heart is to see the promise that God has given the Church come to pass: "‘This Temple is going to end up far better than it started out, a glorious beginning but an even more glorious finish: a place in which I will hand out wholeness and holiness.’ Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies."Haggai 2:9 (MSG)