“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

We are currently in the process of looking for a new Executive Director of The Gate. If you are interested in learning more and/or applying for the job, click here for the job description and application.  

“We do real life with our kids and it’s a blessing to see them grow in the Lord as they serve Him with such sweet hearts.”   

– Donna H.

Board Members

Sheriff Ronnie Ingram | Police Chief Tim Dilday

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

Rick Vernon | Donna Ramsey | Felicia Solomon | Dustin Walston

Laury Sargeant | Sue Ellen Maddux | Cindy Mallard

Get Involved!

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

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

PHONE: 252. 939.3223