Entries by Juan Zarate

Developing a Thankful Heart

The importance of being thankful is something almost everyone agrees on. Scripture commands us to give thanks in everything (I Thess. 5: 18). We acknowledge that we should be thankful, but the lack of gratitude around us is disheartening, to say the least. Being thankful doesn’t come naturally; it is an attitude that must be […]

Be a Sunshine in Someone’s Cloud

In our 3rd & 4th grade class this year, I decided to implement a constructive way to teach our 3rd and 4th grade students how to develop quality character traits. Each character trait is introduced and prominently displayed on a bulletin board in two places in our classroom with a, “Quote of the Week.” We read it together throughout the week along with a principle taught from the bible and discuss how […]

Preparation Time Is Not Wasted Time

“It’s interesting how those sayings and quotes we heard in college Didn’t mean much to us then , but now nearly 20 years later are making much more sense:)  I remember a Country  preacher From Alabama sharing some simple sayings and truths that had helped him in Pastoring the same Small  country church For thirty […]

Coming Out of COVID

Six months after shutting down the GBA campus, the students are eager to return to a normal school schedule! No videos, no online quizzes and tests, no web meetings- just good, old-fashioned, in the classroom, with my classmates, in front of my teacher, education. The teachers are just as excited and maybe even more so […]

19 Years and Counting

God has been so gracious to allow us the privilege of beginning the 19th year of Gateway Baptist Academy! Students and parents strolled onto the campus, eagerly anticipating what the school year may bring forth. Teachers were excited to finally see the culmination of their work from the past few weeks. Our purpose remains the […]

Welcome Our New Faculty Members

I am pleased to announce three new additions to our faculty this school year. God has moved in miraculous ways to bring these three choice servants to Desert Gateway Baptist Church and Gateway Baptist Academy. Ms. Staci Fedden is a 2009 graduate of West Coast Baptist College. Since graduating from college, Ms. Fedden has been teaching overseas […]

See’s Candy Fundraiser

Help our students raise funds for various needs in the next few weeks. We’re selling See’s Candy. These would make perfect gifts! Don’t know which kind to get? Why not purchase a 1 lb. gift certificate through us? It will be cheaper than going to the store. We will also ship anywhere in the U.S., […]

School Calendar

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‘Twas The Night Before School Starts

‘Twas the night before school starts And all through the house Not a creature was stirring Not even a mouse. The book bags were packed With more pencils to spare With hopes of escaping The teacher’s sharp stare. When all of a sudden I heard a great clatter I looked out my room To see […]