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"You take care of the depth of your ministry, and let God take care of the breadth of it; You work on the quality of your shepherding and let God take care of the quantity of the sheep." 

~ John MacArthur


The Gathering Church exists to bring glory to God through lives changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.



The gospel is the story of God reconciling and redeeming a broken creation and fallen creatures to Himself through the life, death, resurrection and future return of Jesus Christ. Our hope and desire is that the gospel would stand at the center of all that we do. It is what directs and defines us.


We believe that Jesus is greater than anyone or anything!  He is our living Savior, our risen Lord, our Great High Priest, and our loving friend.  He is fully man and fully God and He is worthy of our worship!


In 2013, a few believers began to gathering in the living room of Garth and Patty Leno to pray, for fellowship, and to study the Bible. It wasn't long before this small group outgrew the Leno's home and began to meet on Saturday evenings at the Roseland Golf and Curling Club. Soon thereafter the group grew large enough that the rented meeting room they occupied could not fit those God was bringing, and a larger banquet / meeting room across the hall was needed.

God steadily brought more people so that on January 18, 2014, the group decided to take the first steps in becoming a new church in Windsor-Essex. By God's grace, this simple 'gathering' of believers became The Gathering Church.

The Gathering first met at Roseland Golf Course from October 2013 and worshiped there until January 2015 when it leased and renovated a warehouse on Provincial Road. By God's grace, the church was given the opportunity to purchase the building now occupied - a 12,000 square feet, 6.2 acre, former Knights of Columbus building. The first worship service took place in October 2017. Pastor Garth concluded his fulltime ministry at The Gathering in June 2022 and has become a Team Leader of Pastor Care with the CNBC.

You are welcome to join us!  We gather to worship every Sunday morning at 10:00.

We meet at 2401 Columbus Avenue, Windsor 



We are part of the SEND Network church planting initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention in the U.S., and the Canadian National Baptist Convention here at home.  Click below to learn more about the SEND Network.


We are affiliated with the Canadian National Baptist Convention.  Click below to learn more about the CNBC.


We are partnered with the Southern Baptist Convention.  Click below to learn more about the SBC.


We are affiliated with The Gospel Coalition Canada.  Click below to learn more about TGC.

We are affiliated with 9Marks. Click below to learn more about them.

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