Meet Pastor David:

David & Tami Gilmore joined the staff of Northgate Community Church July, 2012. David has pastored in Texas, Wisconsin, Nebraska and now California. He has a B.A. in Bible & Theology. 

God called him to Coachella Valley through Jeremiah 31 as a promise of what He wants to do.

God has allowed Pastor & Tami the privilege of experiencing many things in life. They have learned that God’s love is sufficient for all their needs. They delight in sharing this message of hope that has and continues to transform anyone’s life that chooses to call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Fun Facts about Pastor David:

Farmer at Heart
Pastor David grew up on a farm and is still a farmer at heart.

He enjoys playing golf and loves college football!

Chocolate fan
Chocolate! He delights in anything chocolate! (need we say more?)

To Recharge
Each of us has our own unique way to refresh and relax. Pastor David recovers best in the quiet of solitude.

Got Skills
A farmer, a carpenter, a deputy state treasurer (formerly): perhaps a jack of all trades, and yet (in his own words) a master of none. We are, however, truly blessed to have a leader such as he!

ROMANS 8:12-14
“Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation, but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”

Meet Pastor Michael:

Pastor Michael graduated from Crown College in Saint Bonifacius, MN with a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry in 2012. October of that year, he was hired as the youth pastor here at NorthGate.

In December of 2015, he completed his Master’s of Leadership and Organizational Studies from Azusa Pacific University, and started full time at NorthGate as the Associate Pastor in January 2016.

He met his wife Sadie here at the church! They were married in June of 2016. Pastor Michael oversees the youth and family and young adult ministries of NorthGate.

Fun Facts About pastor Michael:

Loves Games
Pastor Michael is a huge fan of games: board games, card games, video games… Everything from Parcheesi to Halo, he’s ready to accept a friendly challenge!

Pastor Michael has officially jumped out of an airplane! He has been skydiving with Sadie (his wife) and his sister Megan. [*Parents fear not: skydiving is not likely to become a regular Overflow Youth activity]

Sadie speaks French
Parlez-vous français? Sadie speaks fluent french and would love to teach english in France some day…

Award Winning
Pastor Michael has earned the acclaimed Platinum Trophy for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and he is actively pursuing additional accolades for his collection.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Meet Pastor Noel:

Noel & Maria Foutz came to serve NorthGate Community Church in 1999 when they moved to the desert from Hawaii, and now serves as the Executive Pastor.  Noel has a Master’s in Religious Education and a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies. 

Noel also serves as the National Office Director and Assistant to the CEO at the Mission America Coalition/U.S. Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.

Noel and Maria, who also serves with the Mission America Coalition, have been happily married for over 20 years.  They live in Palm Desert, California, along with their daughter Ember, who attends college in the desert.

Fun Facts About pastor Noel

Soccer Lover
Noel & Maria are members of the American Outlaws (Official Club for the U.S. National Soccer Team)


Noel served as Staff Administrator for the JC Surf Club on Oahu


Maria was born and raised in Cerritos, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Honey-do Bucket List

Noel & Maria would both like to someday raise their own honeybees

Outdoorsy Type
Noel and Maria enjoy hiking in our local mountains

“Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Meet Pastor Houston:

For over 25 years Pastor Houston has been finding creative ways to share God’s Word with people. His teaching style mixes lots of high energy humor and solid Biblical truths that leave people of all ages making life changing decisions for Christ.

Tired of falling asleep in church? Pastor Houston’s 11th commandment is “Thou Shall Not Bore!” and he lives up to it! Through multi-media, humor, group participation and feedback, Pastor Houston will keep your attention!

Fun Facts About pastor Houston:

Self-professed Chocoholic. (*especially if adding peanut butter)!


You can find Pastor Houston on Xbox as, you guessed it, “Pastor Houston!” Call of Duty & Elder Scrolls.


Houston’s team? The Cowboys – of course!

Favorite verse:

Psalm 122: 1
I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”


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