San Francisco Campus

San Francisco Campus

  • The San Francisco Campus (SFC) of Gateway Seminary is located in Fremont, California, in the diverse and growing Bay Area, south of San Francisco and Oakland. It upholds Gateway’s rich tradition of theological training in Northern California, where the Seminary was originally founded in 1944.
  • This campus, established in 2016, is designed to continue serving students by allowing them to gain theological training and serve in ministry simultaneously.
  • The land the SFC sits on was donated by a local church called Discovery Church International (historically known as Mission Way Baptist Church).

Degrees Offered

Master of Divinity
Embark on a lifelong journey of personal, spiritual, and professional growth with Gateway's Master of Divinity. Eleven concentrations and a host of electives to choose from allow you to customize your degree to the ministry you want to pursue.
Master of Theological Studies
The Master of Theological Studies is a foundational program that provides the theological groundwork for personal enrichment, ministry enhancement, and further graduate study.
Master of Theological Essentials
The Master of Theological Essentials is a 36 credit-hour program that provides a foundation for Christian thought.
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership prepares students to effectively lead educational ministries in a variety of settings, including churches, parachurch ministries, and denominational agencies.
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
Designed to enhance your ministry, not take you away from it, Gateway's Doctor of Ministry program encourages you to mature in your ministerial leadership identity, understanding, and skills.
Diploma in Divinity
The Diploma in Divinity offers ministerial training for people called to full-time ministry who don't have an undergraduate degree. It shares much of the same coursework as the Master of Divinity.
Diploma in Educational Leadership
Students in the Diploma in Educational Leadership program are equipped for non-preaching professional leadership positions in churches, parachurch organizations, and other religious institutions. It shares much of the same coursework as the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.
Diploma in Theological Studies
The Diploma in Theological Studies provides a basic understanding of the biblical and theological disciplines for personal enrichment, ministry enhancement, and as preparation for further study.
Diploma in Theological Essentials
The Diploma in Theological Essentials provide core theological training, primarily for lay ministry leaders or ministry leaders receiving vocational training in a church setting or in another academic setting.
Bible Teaching Certificate
Gain a deeper understanding of the content and message of the Bible and learn how to best teach that message with Gateway's Certificate in Bible Teaching.
Church Planting Certificate
Gateway's Certificate in Church Planting is designed to give students a greater insight and instruction in church planting methods, as well as help students create a network of church planters in their area.
Missions Studies Certificate
Specifically designed to meet the International Mission Board's requirements for appointment to ministry, the Certificate in Missions Studies provides the theological and biblical groundwork for missions service.

Get to know the San Francisco Bay Area

Greater San Francisco Bay Area

  • City Size: The Greater San Francisco Bay Area is the 5th most populous metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Population: 8,370,967
  • Ethnic Diversity: 41% Anglo, 26% Asian/Pacific Islander, 24% Hispanic, 7% African American
  • Religious Diversity: 7% evangelical, 60.7% unaffiliated with any religious body
  • SBC Church-to-Population Ratio: 1 to 17,139


Contact Us

Plan a visit by emailing  or calling 510.449.0654.
38891 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94536