Gateway to Glory is a thriving multicultural church known for its cultural relevance, commitment to biblical integrity and faith, love for the people around the world and love for Jesus!

Salesi Kanongata’a is the founder and Senior Pastor of Gateway to Glory Church (previously known as Westgate Christian Fellowship), a multicultural church that launched in Yarraville in 1997. It has since grown into a thriving church with plans to go multi-site in the future.

Through his unique and practical preaching and teaching style, vision casting and gifts of leadership, Salesi encourages people to live out GTG’s mission of Loving God and loving people.

Salesi is well known around the world for his generous heart which has led the church missions to reach the pacific islands (Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Solomon islands, Papua New Guinea etc), Asia (Myanmar, Indonesia, Phillipines etc), Africa and South America.

Salesi and Lita have been married for 30 years and together have 4 children, 2 who are married. Sam, Stanley and Sepa, Nau and Simikooni, Esther. Along with 6 grandchildren: Eirene, Ruthina, Judah, Rachel, Lita and Salesi.