Dr. Wayne WilksExecutive Pastor of Church & Jewish Relations
Wayne spent his formative years in ministry at Shady Grove Church (now Gateway Church’s Grand Prairie campus) with Pastor Robert Morris. In 1996, he was the first elder sent out To the Jew First when he founded the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (MJBI) in Odessa, Ukraine. In 2014, Wayne joined the Gateway pastoral team, turning over MJBI to Nic, his “Joshua.” Wayne has a PhD in College Teaching from the University of North Texas, and is Special Advisor to the President on Church and Jewish Relations at The King’s University. Wayne and his wife, Bonnie, have a married daughter and two grandchildren, and live in Dallas/Fort Worth.