HOMEGROUPS

THIS IS A PLACE WHERE FRIENDS BECOME FAMILY. HOME GROUPS ARE WEEKLY GATHERINGS WHERE YOU CAN BUILD DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER. THESE GROUPS MEET IN HOMES IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS DUBAI, SHARJAH, ABU DHABI AND AJMAN. EACH GROUP HAS A CAPACITY OF 12-16 PEOPLE, that GET TOGETHER TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE FRIDAY SERMON, PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER AND SHARE STORIES OF WHAT GOD IS DOING IN AND THROUGH THEM.

EXPECT A LOT OF FUN, FOOD, LAUGHTER AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

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Barnie and Marlene Bouwer
Dubai, Falcon City of Wonders

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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 group with young adults as well as families in Falcon City of Wonders, close to Global Village.

Joe and Janet Alexander
Dubai, Mirdiff

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We host a fun group of folks from different stages of life at our home in Mirdif every Tuesday. I lead the Photography team at GK and my wife serves with the Counseling team. We love helping people and look forward to seeing you soon.

Valerie Wallang
Dubai, Al Qusais

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I was born and raised in Dubai. I am a banker by profession but my hobbies include baking and pretty much anything related to food. I write and journal in my down time and enjoy travelling too. I love meeting new people and I host a group in Al Qusais.

Rahul and Punita Das
Dubai, SZR

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We are from Mumbai and have lived in Dubai since 2014. Punita likes to read and I enjoy photography and have a passion for music and Broadway musicals. We are both foodies and love movies and love to travel. Our home group meets in Sheikh Zayed.

Oscar Mulwa
Ajman

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I am from Kenya and joined The Gatekeepers family almost 8 years ago. My hobbies are exercising and watching football. I am a huge fan of Arsenal. I have lived in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and currently lead a group in Ajman.

Diana D’souza
Dubai, Bur Dubai

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I have been with The Gatekeepers for 5 years. In this time, my life has completely been transformed for the better. I have a passion for art, travel and reading and I host a women’s group in Bur Dubai.

Wayne Pereira AND TATIANA ASPINWALL
Dubai, Palm Jumeirah

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Wayne was born & raised in Dubai, and has been part of The Gatekeepers since the start. He’s outgoing, loves socialising, sneakers, movies and cars. Tatiana moved to Dubai from London just under two years ago and has been involved with serving at The Gatekeepers ever since. She loves baking, healthy eating and working out. They co-host a Home Group in Palm Jumeirah.

Sandra Fernandes & Reena Daniel
Dubai, Karama

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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 like traveling, dancing, reading at times, sleeping long hours, organizing things, listening to classical music, tasting various cuisinesand learning aboutdifferent cultures. I co-host a mixed home group for singles and families in Karama, along with Reena.

Philip Joseph and Mary Young
Dubai, IMPZ

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We host a fun bunch of people at our home group every Tuesday. 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. We meet at IMPZ.

Sherry and Lisa Mathew
Sharjah, Al Majaz

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We host a group in Al Majaz, Sharjah and love getting together with people. We have two daughters and are looking forward to having you over at ours mid-week.

Lee and Anne Pitts
Al Ain

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We moved over from the US to the Middle East a few years ago and now call UAE home. We love The Gatekeepers and being a part of this community. We meet in Al Ain.

Jason and Cheryl Ambrose
Dubai, Mankhool

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We have both singles and families attending our group. We love food, traveling and ‘The Simpsons’.

George and Aji Thomas
Dubai, Sky Court Towers

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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 at Sky Court Towers.

Bryan and Esther Anes
Dubai, TECOM

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We currently host a group in the Tecom area for families. We have a passion for the Word and love bringing people together to experience God & community life. We are total foodies at heart and enjoy discovering new places as well as playing different board games and having game nights.

Oba and Caroline
Dubai, Sports City

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I’m a financial planner by profession. I love cooking and enjoy reading during my free time. My wife, on the other hand, is an extrovert and enjoys spending time with friends and family. She loves dancing and gymnastics, and actually considers herself to be a good dancer. We host a home group in Sports City.

Red and Len Ballesteros
Dubai, Discovery Gardens

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We are from the Philippines and absolutely feel at home here at GK. Interacting with people from various cultures is what excites us the most. We are a fun, creative couple who love exploring the latest in culture, fashion, media, music and design. We host a culturally diverse group in Discovery Gardens.

Nadeen Awwad
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. We have a multicultural community that meets in Abu Dhabi on Tuesdays.

Cyriac and Cicy
Sharjah, King Faisal Street

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We moved to Sharjah in 2009, which was also around the same time that we started attending The Gatekeepers. Our 3 children grew up attending GK Kids and now serve as assistants here. God’s goodness has helped us face life’s challenges head on and now, with hosting a home group, we have been able to witness His goodness in others as well.

Don and Laurene Lazaro
Dubai, Internet city

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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. We currently host a group of predominantly young couples at the Gloria Hotel in Internet City.

Kelvin and Kate Kelly
Dubai, Sports City

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We both moved to Dubai three years ago and found God and home here at The Gatekeepers. I am a chef by profession and my wife is a teacher. We love meeting new people and host a group at Sports City.

Floyd and Jothi Barrell
Dubai, Mirdif

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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.

Gaurav James and Kavitha Govind
Dubai, Al Ghusais

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Gaurav enjoys long and deep conversations with people and coffee to go with it. Kavitha loves exploring new countries, experimenting with arts and movies. They co-lead a home group in Al Qusais.

Lawrence and Cindy Soares
Dubai, Al Khail Gate

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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. We’d love to welcome you to our home group at Al Khail Gate.

Cora Garcia
Dubai, Bur juman

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I am from the Philippines and I host a group of young adults at Bur Juman. I love music and traveling.

Stacey Saunders and Jane Sta Maria
Dubai, Hor al anz

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I’m Stacey from South Africa. Among the many things I am grateful for in life, the thing I am grateful for most, is the faithfulness of God in providing for me in every situation. I’m Jane from Philippines. The Gatekeepers has been my home for almost four years. I have experienced so much of the love of God in this community and love to give back by serving in whatever way I can. Together we host a group in Abu Hail.

Wendell and Alexcia Samuels
Dubai, The Villa, Dubailand

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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.

Nikhil Indulkar & Celeste Cook
Dubai, Park Center, Mirdiff

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For Nikhil coming from a different religion & practicing another faith, there was no turning back after meeting Jesus personally. He is a creative filmmaker and also serves on the Photography Team. Celeste loves serving and getting to know people. Apart from co-leading a home group in Mirdif, she also serves with The GK Kids Program as well as with the prophetic team, which she sees as a great opportunity to encourage people.

Matt and Xani Kritzinger
Dubai, Dubai Marina

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I love spending time with family and friends, I enjoy traveling, walking in nature and art. My husband Matt is a surfer by heart and deed. He enjoys the outdoors, and connecting with people. We are from South Africa and have been in Dubai for 3 years. We see endless possibilities for people who are brave enough to be well connected and loved by others, and we enjoy being part of that process.

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