David became a Christian in the summer of 1974. He has a Bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.
He has done short-term missions and hospital chaplaincy. He has helped plant two churches in California. He pastored the second of those churches for over twenty years.
At the end of August of 2007 his family moved to Missoula, Montana in obedience to God’s call. In this adventure of faith they have visited about fifty gospel preaching churches in the city. He has done pulpit supply for four area churches. He has taught Bible studies and led prayer groups.
The goal of our ministry is furthering the kingdom of God through strengthening unity among the gospel churches in our city and through church planting.
He and his wife are active in supporting foster and adoptive families. Kelly homeschools their eight kids.
An old name for Missoula, Montana is Hellgate. The name Hellgate came from French trappers who found artifacts such as bones and weapons in the Hellgate canyon which was reported to be the site of battles between native peoples. This name is still used by many businesses and schools in the Missoula area.
Jesus taught that his church would face battle with the gates of hell. This is true of all Jesus’ disciples in the world wherever we are, we are doing ministry at the gates of hell.
In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Jesus taught of two gates, one which leads to death, the other to life. Lifegate is named for this gate of life which all true disciples of Jesus have entered to walk with the Master.
I very much appreciate your support of my ministry and s5 Lifegate church. This ministry is supported through tithes and offerings from individuals like you.
There are two blessings when someone gives to the Lord through faithful churches and ministries like s5 Lifegate. The ministry is blessed through receiving the Lord’s supply through donors like you. And you are blessed by the Lord when you give, as the apostle Paul says: “Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit…. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:17,19. ESV)
s5 Lifegate is recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt religious corporation. Your contributions are tax deductible.
Pastor David Olson
PO Box 17633
Missoula, MT 59808-7633