Our History

In August 1980, a small group of believers meeting in the home of Pastor and Mrs. Bob Zemeski decided to begin holding church services every Sunday. In January 1981, the believers founded the Lifegate Bible Baptist Church under the pastorate of Robert W. Zemeski and elected Vincent Ryan as their first deacon. In November 1983, the church moved to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan.
 
Steadily growing, the church membership decided to set aside funds to eventually purchase their own building. In July 1986, the church achieved their goal when they purchased “Innfield,” no.3, Main Road, Tallaght. During the following months the property was refurbished to accommodate the church and living quarters for the Assistant Pastor, David Moore. Pastor Moore, from Northern Ireland, was called as the pastor in August 1987. In July 1992, Pastor Moore returned to Belfast to pastor the Braehill Baptist Church. David O’Gorman was then called as Pastor. David and his wife Valerie are from Dublin and they live with their four children in Brittas.
 
In the year 2000, the church again did some refurbishing to accommodate the growing membership, and the whole upstairs of the premises was converted to be one auditorium. Since then, porto cabins have been added to facilitate crèche space, educational needs, and children’s clubs.
 
In the summer of 2005, the church purchased no.2 main road and adjoined it with the existing premises at no.3. This doubled the size of the church building and opened up many avenues for ministry.
 
In the year 2006 Lifegate opened a new building to the rear of numbers two and three Main road. It gives us seating for more that one hundred and fifty people. This beautiful new church room is allowing us space to grow and to carry out other functions of a church. We praise the Lord for this blessing. The members of Lifegate Bible Baptist Church are rejoicing in God’s blessing on His church. Truly, as one looks at the history of Lifegate, one can say “To God be the glory, great things He hath done.” This congregation is looking forward to seeing even greater works in the years ahead. May God be praised in this community.