Daniel and Scotti Duis
Dan Duis is the founding pastor of Shepherd Gate Church. He traces his calling to the traumatic events that followed a farming accident on his Dad’s Kansas farm. From his youth he dreamed of the day when he would pastor a church and have a horse farm.
Following college, Dan was involved in youth ministry in Arlington, VA when he prayed a salvation prayer and turned his entire life over to the Lord. The next night he prayed to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Thus began a fire for the Lord that brought revival to a community of young people. In the third year of that ministry, Christian Assembly called Dan to serve as their youth pastor. He took the position in August of 1974 and married Scotti Stringfellow on December 28, 1974. Dan served in many roles including Associate Pastor and founder of The Christian Assembly Academy until January 1986 when he was asked by the elders to begin a new work in Western Fairfax County.
After laying a foundation of prayer, Dan and Scotti and several members from the Christian Assembly, ventured out to form what would be known as Shepherd Gate Church. Dan and Scotti have served this body for the past 28 years. They have a daughter, Corrie, and three sons, Matthew, Samuel, and Tyler, as well as several grandchildren!
Dan has a heart for the local church and still senses the calling of pastor on his life. There is recognition that there must be others coming behind carrying the banner of the gospel. So in these years, there is particular interest in the development of future leaders in the Body of Christ. After all, he owes much to the mentoring he received from Dr. Carl H.F. Henry, Derrel Emmerson, the elders of Christian Assembly, and Ken O’Hare, missionary to France. We can all trace our success to the investment that others have made in our life.
Message from Pastor Dan Duis
We are a non-denominational church emphasizing spirit-filled worship, Bible-based teaching, and genuine fellowship in the love of Jesus Christ. It is our desire to glorify God in all that we do, believing that Christ Jesus should have pre-eminence in all aspects of our lives. You will find our church to be a loving and caring place for people of all ages and nationalities, offering a safe environment in which to grow in the knowledge of God and mature in the image of Christ.
God has blessed us with 13 acres and a newly completed education wing for expanding ministry to follow God’s vision and see Him transform lives. Whether you are married or single, male or female, rich or poor, young or elderly, you will find a place among us for serving the Lord and maturing in His grace.
Please join us for worship on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. I look forward to meeting you.
Daniel B. Duis
Shepherd Gate Church