From living rooms to corporate board rooms, country clubs to coffee houses, to kitchen tables, and the local Church

Disciples of Jesus are deployed & multiplying

The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. – 2 Timothy 2:2 NASB

Our Why

He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.  To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me. Col. 1:28-29 NIV

At Narrow Gate, we feel called to: Invest in Disciples and Equip Disciple Makers by Mirroring the Methods of Jesus. This process takes time. Our disciple making covenant groups convene for three years. Becoming a Disciple of Jesus is a lifestyle that cannot be microwaved in six-week studies.


In 2002, Narrow Gate Founders Bill and Paula Lohnes dedicated their lives to the “Lordship” of Jesus and began studying His public ministry as a model for contemporary “Disciple Making.” God put a burden on their hearts to equip Disciple Making Leaders to be intentional reproducers to the 4th generation by answering the 4 Calls of God:





Our Journey


Bill and Paula surrender to Jesus’ Lordship; begin studying the public ministry of Jesus; Bill begins being discipled by John Musselman


First Disciple Making Groups launch for men at Mount Pisgah UMC, 6 leaders and 28 men


Begin Narrow Gate; begin first women’s groups; taught Wesleyan Discipleship to 70+ Pastors with John Musselman in Lagos, Nigeria at the West African Theological Seminary


Narrow Gate became a 501c3; adopted Jesus Model for Disciple Making and developed Apprentice of Jesus Curriculum; Mark and Tammy Danzey join Narrow Gate Board


Equipped 36 Pastors to Make Disciple Makers in 12 European Countries; Trained over 100 Pastors at The Moscow Theological Seminary in Russia; Ongoing training of Disciple Making Leaders: Way of Life Fellowship Pozan, Poland; Resurrection Church, Kiev, Ukriane; 1st Baptist Church, Sopot, Poland


Added the “Co-Mission Institute” to Make Disciple Making Pastors in S.E. USA; Utilized our board and team to refine our ministry strategy to make it more scalable; Mark Danzey becomes Executive Director (8/2020)