THIS IS A PLACE WHERE FRIENDS BECOME FAMILY. HANGOUTS ARE WEEKLY GATHERINGS WHERE YOU CAN BUILD DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PEOPLE FROM OUR COMMUNITY. WE MEET IN HOMES IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS DUBAI, SHARJAH AND ABU DHABI. EACH HANGOUT HAS A CAPACITY OF 12-16 PEOPLE, THAT GET TOGETHER TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE WEEKEND MESSAGE, PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER AND SHARE STORIES OF WHAT GOD IS DOING IN AND THROUGH THEM.

Barnie & Marlene
Falcon City of Wonders. Dubai

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We are a family of four from Cape Town, South Africa. Our passion is food and people, especially meeting new people from different walks of life. We currently host a mixed hangout with young adults as well as families.

Bejoy & Prisca
Jumeirah Islands, Dubai

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We have seen God do incredible things in our family and are absolutely thrilled at the privilege of being able to see Him do the same for others. We love The Gatekeepers and our kids love God and this community too.

Bronwen
The Greens, Dubai

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I’m from South Africa and a special needs teacher by profession. I love traveling, spending time on nature trails and photography. I serve on various teams at The Gatekeepers but more than anything else, I love hearing about how God is moving and transforming people’s lives in this city and beyond.

Clinton & Livia
Al Nahda, Dubai

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I’m an extreme extrovert, love people, socializing and building up my sneaker collection. I also serve as one of the pastors here at The Gatekeepers. My wife Livia, is an amazing mother to both our girls, loves reaching out to people and is a full-on animal lover. Simple things make her happy.

Mark & Rose
Marina, Dubai

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Rose and Mark host the Marina Hangout. They are from the U.S. (North Carolina & Connecticut) and have been married 3 glorious years. They enjoy traveling and exploring different cuisines and cultures. They love worship (especially with the djembe!) and trying new foods.

Don & Laurene
Internet City, Dubai

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We have seen our walk with God soar here at The Gatekeepers and are thrilled to be able to help others experience the same.

Floyd & Jothi
Mirdif, Dubai

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We are a family of four, with two amazing little boys. Both Jothi and I have called Dubai our home for over 35 years. We host a group of young families and young couples in Mirdif. We love BBQ’s, camping, fishing and drives in the desert. Fun fact: back in 2003 I made a promise to BBQ every weekend and I did. Loved the 52 week marathon of grilled meat.

George & Janey
Oud Metha, Dubai

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‘Life is better when you’re doing it together’. We love spending time with people and value relationships. We host both families and singles in our hangout. Our desire is for everyone to find purposeful community in Christ.

George & Aji
Skycourts, Dubai

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We are proud grandparents from India and our family (our two sons and their families) are involved here at The Gatekeepers. We love serving the church and this city in whatever way we can. We look forward to welcoming you at our home.

Grace
Al Rigga, Dubai

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I’ve been a part of The Gatekeepers family for more than seven years now. I found a ‘home’ away from home in this community and I now have the privilege of making this church home for people from all over the world.

Janet
Karama, Dubai

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My passion is serving and it’s an absolute privilege to get to serve God and His people in this house. I’ve lived in Dubai for over a decade and love this city. I host a mixed group – everyone’s welcome!

Jess & Sharon
Arabian Ranches 2, Dubai

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We have a passion to see people connect and thrive within community. Dubai has always been home to me as I grew up here. My wife, Sharon moved over a few years ago from the United States and now calls Dubai home too.

Joe & Janet
Mirdif, Dubai

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We host a fun group of folks from different stages of life. I lead the Photography team at The Gatekeepers and my wife serves with the Counseling team. We love helping people and look forward to seeing you soon.

Jonathan & Sheetal
JVC, Dubai

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Jonathan has lived in the UAE for over a decade and is a hardcore football enthusiast. Sheetal loves board-games, painting, music and books. They have been married for over five years and host a hangout for young adults.

Karen, Sherry & Fabian
Mankhool, Dubai

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Fabian has been in Dubai for almost a decade and his hobbies include mixing live sound, watching movies, going out on long drives and planning events. Sherry Ann is passionate about creating value and believes that love is an action word and not a noun. She fancies herself as an artist, writer and a coffee enthusiast and loves watching movies and staying at home with her two cats. Karen has lived in Dubai for over 20 years. She says she loves singing and is looking forward to a lot of lullaby practice as she will soon become a grand aunt.

Kenneth & Patricia
Silicon Oasis, Dubai

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HI, We’re Kenneth and Patricia. Our story is one which only God made possible – Kenneth is Kenyan and was living in the US before moving to Dubai whilst Patricia is from Slovakia. We met in Bangkok, got married in Seychelles and are blessed to call Dubai home. We both have backgrounds in aviation and would love to welcome all at our hangout singles, couples, young and the seasoned.

Lawrence & Cindy
Al Warqaa, Dubai

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We are a family of four. Our teenagers, Pearl & Steve, love serving at church and are also part of Verve Youth. We have a passion for serving and love food.

Loureck
Al Nahda, Sharjah

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I was an atheist but God made Himself known to me through His Word, through His Son Jesus Christ and a personal experience that changed my life. God is real and the love He gave me was enormous that my only response was to reciprocate, to love Him back and share His love to others. My wife Arlene & I host a hangout for young families and young adults.

Valerie & Kavitha
Al Qusais, Dubai

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Valerie was born and raised in Dubai. She is a banker by profession but her hobbies include baking and pretty much anything related to food. She writes and journals in her down time and enjoy travelling too. Kavitha loves exploring new countries, experimenting with arts and movies.

Nadeen
Abu Dhabi

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I’m Palestinian by origin but I grew up in the United States. I was thrilled to move to the Middle East when I got the opportunity.

Nelson & Poonam
SZR, Dubai

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We are a young family with an energetic 2 year old who is the love of our lives. We’ve been blessed to call The Gatekeepers our home away from home for more than 5 years and love making new friends.

Nyji & Sheeba
Al Barsha, Dubai

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We are a young couple. I grew up in Dubai and it has been home for almost thirty years. My wife is from the Andaman Islands and moved to Dubai after we got married. We have been part of The Gatekeepers family for three years and value every opportunity we get to engage in serving on different teams as well as to meet people from different walks of life. We are glad to open our home to connect with new folks and build friendships.

Philip & Mary
JVT, Dubai

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We’re both involved with serving in various ministry teams here at The Gatekeepers. Philip is an Art Director by profession and an Artist/Designer at heart and I run my own artisanal soap business.

Sandra
Karama, Dubai

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I had a life changing experience with God the first time I visited The Gatekeepers and this community quickly became family. I host a group for women. I like traveling, dancing, reading at times, sleeping long hours, organizing things, listening to classical music, tasting various cuisines and learning about different cultures.

Sherry & Lisa
Al Majaz, Sharjah

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We love getting together with people. We have two daughters and are looking forward to having you over.

Stacey
Abu Hail, Dubai

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I’m Stacey from South Africa. Among the many things I am grateful for in life, the one thing I am grateful for most, is the faithfulness of God in providing for me in every situation.

Steve & Zandra
Al Nahda, Sharjah

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Having been involved in ministry back home in the Philippines, one of our dreams came true when we got the opportunity to host a group here at The Gatekeepers. Our whole family is involved in serving God and this community, especially our three teens who enjoy being a part of and serving at Verve Youth as well. We love gathering people and having a good time.

Wendell & Alexcia
The Villa, Dubai

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I am a Retail Architect who’s passionate about design. I am a serious coffee drinker and also love playing the bass guitar. My wife Alexia is a mom to Tayghan and Kinsley. She’s an avid netball player who enjoys cooking and entertaining guests. We moved over from Cape Town, just a little over a year ago but already feel at home in Dubai and at The Gatekeepers.

Vipin & Annie
The Gardens, Dubai

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WE ARE A FAMILY WITH TWO DAUGHTERS FROM PUNE, INDIA. WE HAVE BEEN LIVING IN DUBAI FOR THE PAST 13+ YEARS. WE GAVE OUR LIVES TO JESUS IN 2009. GOD HAS DONE MANY MIRACLES IN OUR LIVES EVER SINCE THEN. WE HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THE GATEKEEPERS FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS AND WE HAVE ENJOYED OUR JOURNEY WITH GOD AND THIS COMMUNITY. IT IS TRULY A HOME THAT COMFORTS AND WE WISH TO EXTEND THE SAME THROUGH OUR HANGOUT.

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