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Every year we bring in some amazing people to hear their stories and how God is using them in their sphere of influence. This year we wanted to hear from people who live in Austin and are making a difference here in our city and beyond.

Killing Your Comfort
Jamie Schwarz

Jamie Schwarz is a native Texan, born and raised right here in Central Texas. She is a wife, mom, hair stylist, and pastor here at Gateway Church. Jamie has been active in recovery since first working through the 12 steps 18 years ago. She has since sponsored countless others through the program and has been an advocate for building up our recovery program here at Gateway.

Living a Life of Wonder
Clint Phillips

In the wake of a medical emergency, Clint and his wife were shocked at the difficulty in accessing a pediatric neurologist.This led him on a journey to found "2nd.MD" and later "Medici" which provides 9 million Americans to free access to the world's best doctors. As a former Chiropractor, Rugby National Champion, and entrepreneur, Clint Phillips, has been on a mission to provide easy access to quality care for decades. 

Everyone's an Artist
Don Tate

Don Tate is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. Books he’s illustrated include the Roto and Roy series, books one and two (Little Brown, 2021); Swish! The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, and many more. Don is a founding host of The Brown Bookshelf, a blog dedicated to advocating for books created by African American youth literature creators. Don and his wife, Tammy, and son, Kolby, live in Austin, Texas.

Connect Sunday To Your Monday
Ted Beasley

Along with being one of the founders of Gateway Church, Ted Beasley is the founder and Lead Instructor of EmergentExecs, coaching hundreds of emerging and senior leaders. As a consultant, he has brought strategic and financial expertise to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.He has launched many business ventures across the globe. Ted is currently a professor at the Acton School of Business, a 100-hour-per-week intensive Entrepreneurship program rated as one of the top 5 MBA degrees in the nation by Princeton Review.