Our Pastoral Team

pastor photos BOB


Bob is the founding pastor of Lifegate, having officially planted the church in 1981 after a few months of preparation in 1980. He received his BA from Asbury College and the MDiv from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He serves as the lead pastor of  Lifegate Church as well as being the primary preaching pastor for the Sunday morning worship gathering. He also serves in various leadership roles at Lifegate Christian School. Bob is married to Cindy and has two daughters, Evangelin and Rose.



pastor photos JOSH



Joshua and his family came to Lifegate after graduating from the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College in June 2009. Before coming to Lifegate, Josh and his wife Amanda were members of Grace Church in Frisco, Texas; a Sovereign Grace Churches affiliated church. Joshua oversees the college ministry of Lifegate Church, along with the adult and children’s Sunday Schools. He is also on the preaching rotation for the Sunday morning worship gathering. Joshua also serves in various leadership roles at Lifegate Christian School.




pastor photos JACK



Jack Deetjen, MD joined the pastoral team as a bivocational elder in 2015.  Jack earned a BA from University of Texas at Austin and a MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine.  He arrived in Seguin in 1992 after 9 years of active duty service with the US Air Force.  While in the Air Force he did orthopedic surgery training in San Antonio and served 4 years in Riverside, CA.  Debra and he (married 37 years) have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Jack helps oversee the adult Sunday school class as well as leading one of Lifegate’s home group gatherings.



pastor photos PHIL



Philip and his wife Danielle have been at Lifegate Church since 2008. In 2015, Philip was sent by Lifegate Church to the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College. Upon graduating the Pastor’s College, Philip oversees the student ministries, outreach/evangelism, and is on the preaching rotation for the Sunday morning worship gathering. He also oversees the Lifegate Christian School chapel services.