“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Many youth in Kinston-Lenoir County are stuck in a cycle of hopelessness, defeat, and poverty. They don’t believe they have the power to create a different life. 

The Gate of Lenoir County is a faith-based community center, which empowers youth to take ownership of their decisions, so they can change their lives.

By modeling the attitude and actions of Christ, the Gate provides a safe haven of love, belonging, and accountability so youth can escape the pull of the street.

Through tutoring, mentoring, and training, Gate youth learn to take ownership of their actions, prioritize their education, take pride in their work, and serve others with joy by relying on Christ to transform their hearts and their lives.

Current Staff

On June 1, 2021, Coach Mike Fields started as Executive Director at The Gate. We are so excited to have him here to lead this ministry!  

Board Members

Sheriff Ronnie Ingram | Interim Police Chief Jenee Spencer

The Honorable Imelda Pate | Susan McKnight | Ed Eason | Clint Rouse

Rick Vernon | Felicia Solomon |Khayyam Shepherd

Laury Sargeant | Sue Ellen Maddux | Cindy Mallard

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 201 E Gordon St., Kinston, NC 28501

MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 638, Kinston, NC 28502 . 

PHONE: 252. 939.3223