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Our Story

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To the Region

Sometime around the year 2000 a group of spiritual leaders traveled around Lancaster County and identified 12 spiritual gates to the region. Their goal was to see a prayer group developed at each of the gates. One of those gates was New Holland. As a result, local spiritual leaders began an East Gate prayer group in 2000. This group met together to pray for our region for nine years and was adopted into the Elanco Ministerium in 2009 making the name “eastgate” available once again.


In the Spring of 2011, another group of passionate worshippers who had been praying and seeking God for the region since 2008, heard the very clear voice of the Lord directing them to start a House of Prayer in the Eastern Lancaster County area. After a dream and a powerful prayer time where the Lord again spoke prophetically, and the backing of the local church elders of Petra Church in New Holland, Eastgate House of Prayer was officially launched September 6, 2011.

In order to grow and expand the altar of worship and prayer happening in the region, on January 1, 2022 EHOP was replanted in Gap, PA strategically at the Eastern gate of Lancaster County. EHOP now operates as a regional House of prayer and equipping center with many churches represented in our prayer watches and meetings.

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Our Heart

To Seek Him

We believe Jesus is worthy of our greatest efforts to believe, honor, and obey Him, therefore our ultimate commitment is to pursue Him relentlessly. As the object of our affections we purpose to minister to Him and to seek Him in such a way that brings fulfillment of the first commandment: to love God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

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 The Holy Spirit

We believe that every believer is called to live and cultivate a supernatural expression of the gospel.

God Is Good

We believe Jesus perfectly reveals the nature of God as a good Father and that God is good regardless of our circumstances.

Authentic Relationships

We believe we are adopted into God’s family, so we intentionally create family and community wherever we go.

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