Gateway is launching a new campus in Buda/Kyle in 2019! We are seeking to create a new place in Greater Austin for people to explore faith, ask spiritual questions, and begin to connect in community with others. Jesse Sampson will serve as the campus pastor and will be building community over the next several months with anyone interested in being part of a launch team. If you would like to find out more, please let him know.



Jesse Sampson, a native of Irving, Texas, is an entrepreneur at heart. He has succeeded in building and operating two businesses over the span of 17 years in the Dallas and Austin Metro areas. Soon after developing a relationship with Jesus at Gateway, and after much prayer, he felt God’s call on his life to enter into vocational ministry.


In time, Jesse was accepted into and completed Gateway’s Leadership Development Program, where he discovered and fulfilled his call in full-time church ministry through mentoring, instruction, experience, and modeling. As part of the program, he studied Systematic Theology and an Old Testament & New Testament survey of biblical leadership.


After graduating from the Leadership Development Program in June of 2017, Jesse came on staff as the Connections Director at the Gateway Central Austin Campus, helping people take a next step and get connected here at Gateway. Simultaneously, he was also accepted into a Leadership Residency at Gateway with our Grow Team where he has been responsible for spiritual development, equipping leaders, and supporting life groups to help spiritually grow our church body. As part of this residency, Jesse continued deeper study and deeper growth in theological studies that continue to this day.


Jesse is passionate about advancing God’s Kingdom and connecting people to Jesus by bringing the mission and vision of Gateway to the Buda/Kyle area. He and his wife Chrissy have been married since 2008, they are the proud parents of nine children, and they live in Kyle, TX. Jesse says his favorite thing about Texas is that you never have to ask someone if they’re from Texas; they’ll just tell you.