Welcome to HGCF

Heaven’s Gate Christian Fellowship/Passaic House of Prayer is an evangelical fellowship that is committed to praying for the release of the fullness of God’s power and purpose, as we actively win the lost, heal the sick, feed the poor, make disciples, and impact the seven spheres of society—family, education, government, economy, arts, media, and religion. Our vision is to work in relationship with the larger Body of Christ to serve the Great Commission, as we seek to walk out the two great commandments to love God and people.We believe ministry is done best when our lives are rooted in intercessory prayer, fasting and worship that focuses on intimacy with God, as we intercede for a breakthrough of the fullness of God’s power.


About Us

Heaven’s Gate Christian Fellowship and the Passaic House of Prayer began in October of 2010 with a simple vision: the desire to invite and then host the presence of God amongst a community of followers of Christ. You see, my wife and I had been involved in church ministry most of our lives. I grew up in an Evangelical pastoral home and my wife had been involved in evangelistic ministry pretty much since high school. We both loved God and we loved being involved in some sort of service to Him and His people.

But when it came time to start a new church, we wanted to simplify our focus and our vision. All we wanted was the living glorious presence of God to come and invade our community! So, the name of our church became “Heaven’s Gate” referring to the story in Genesis when Jacob had an amazing dream of a ladder reaching heaven. What was Jacob’s response upon awakening? “This is none other than the house of God and the gate of heaven!”

Pastors Arthur and Yolanda Soto

This is our vision and aim for HGCF: to become a dwelling place for the presence of heaven. We want you to come and feel God’s love and mercy for you here. We want the worship to draw you not only to God but also fill you with love for humanity. And most importantly, we want you to hear a message that truly comes from God’s heart. We feel privileged to be able to share the love, goodness and presence of God with you. This is what we live for!

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

“I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me…in as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me.” – Matthew 25:36, 40

Our leadership at HGCF provides pastoral care, prayer and support to the members of our church community and their families who are facing any kind of difficult situation from illness to marital issues to financial stress. Our primary method with pastoral care is to address problems from the point of view of heaven.

In every situation, Jesus is the answer! Our pastors will listen gently, pray carefully and guide wisely. By His grace only, we have seen God heal marriages, restore families and heal disease. No matter how difficult the situation is or how big the problems are, we serve a God with unlimited power and ability!

If you’d like to make an appointment with one of our Pastors, please use the Contact Us link on this page.


Our Sunday celebration services have energetic and inspirational worship, a timely message from the Bible followed by personal ministry and fellowship.
Children 3 – 12 yrs old have their own activities separate from their parents.
Tuesdays – 7:30pm Passaic House Of Prayer
Worship and Intercession (Harp and Bowl)
Fridays – 7:30pm Revelation Youth Ministry
Bible study for teens ages 13 – 19
Meets Once a month- Young Adults Ministry 20+
Followed by our Friday Prayer Nightwatch starting at 10PM
1st Saturday of every month – 8am to noon Intercession and Fasting
Our Life Groups meet on a weekly basis throughout the Northern NJ area. For more information, go here.
The Women’s and Men’s ministries meet monthly. Check their respective pages on this site for more information.


Heaven’s Gate Christian Fellowship
194 Burgess Place
Passaic, NJ 07055

Phone: 973-471-2200