Pastor Robert Morris Biography
Pastor Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Robert Morris was born on July 29, 1961 in Marshall, Texas, United States.
Gateway Church began in 2000. Since 2000, the church has grown to more than 39,000 active members.
Robert Morris’ television program is aired in over 190 countries, and his radio feature, Worship & the Word with Pastor Robert, airs on radio stations across America.
He serves as chancellor of The King’s University and is the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Blessed Life, The God I Never Knew, Truly Free, and Frequency.
Pastor Robert Morris Family
Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married for more than three decades and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons, and nine grandchildren.
Robert Morris Books
Pastor Robert Morris is the bestselling author of numerous books, among them:
- The Blessed Life
- From Dream To Destiny
- The God I Never Knew: How Real Friendship with the Holy Spirit Can Change Your Life
- The Power of Your Words: How God Can Bless Your Life Through the Words You Speak
- The Blessed Marriage
- Truly Free: Breaking the Snares That So Easily Entangle
- Una vida de bendición: El simple secreto para vivir en abundancia cada día
- Frequency: Tune In. Hear God.
- The God I Never Knew Study Guide
- Highlights from the Book of Exodus
- And I Will Bless You: Studies in the Abrahamic Covenant
- Una iglesia de bendición: El simple secreto para desarrollar la iglesia que usted ama
- Anti-Missionary Arguments: Meeting the Challenges Posed by the Anti-Missionary Movement
- The Blessed Church: The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love
- The God I Never Knew Study Guide
Robert Morris Net Worth
Pastor Robert Morris’ net worth information is being updated.
Robert Morris Health – Pastor Robert Morris Surgery
Pastor Robert began to have extreme abdominal pain, and the doctor discovered he had a double hernia. On April 2, 2018, he underwent scheduled surgery to repair it. The surgery was more difficult than expected but successful. After his release, he and Debbie went to their ranch so he could fully recover.
On April 8, 2018, Pastor Robert Morris began feeling weak and passed out. Debbie immediately called 911. When the paramedics arrived, they examined him, determined he was dehydrated, and gave him two bags of fluid. Once his blood pressure normalized and he felt better, they left.
Not long after, he began feeling faint again and his blood pressure dropped once more. Debbie called 911, and this time a different group of paramedics arrived. One of them happened to be a former medic with CareFlite. He recommended Pastor Robert be airlifted to the hospital immediately so he could receive further medical attention. He knew the equipment on the helicopter was advanced and that Pastor Robert would get the medical help he desperately needed.
When he arrived at the hospital, doctors immediately began to give him blood and treat him for any possible infections. At one point, Pastor Robert’s blood pressure dropped to 80/40, so they began running tests to determine why his blood pressure was fluctuating. It was then the doctors discovered he had a hematoma larger than the size of a cantaloupe (roughly seven inches in diameter) that had formed from a blood vessel tear in his abdomen wall. He needed to have immediate surgery to repair the tear and stop internal blood loss.
Doctors performed laparoscopic surgery to remove the large hematoma, repair the tear, and stop the bleeding. The surgery was successful! The next morning, April 9, they did an angiogram and confirmed the bleeding had stopped.
Then later that day, Pastor Robert started feeling a lot of pain and pressure in his abdomen and experiencing continual drops in his blood pressure. When doctors could not get his blood pressure to a normal level, they did another CT scan and quickly determined there was more internal bleeding.
The angiogram had not detected this second bleed because it was located by his pelvic bone. What they concluded was that the first hematoma was so large it had caused a tear in two more blood vessels, which caused another hematoma to form. At this point, the doctors determined they needed to do another emergency surgery.
The doctors performed a more invasive surgery this time to make sure there were no other issues. They made sure the first tear was completely cauterized, and then found the source of the internal bleeding near his pelvic bone and cauterized it as well. As far as the doctors can tell, these two hematomas were unrelated to the hernia surgery.
Over the course of two days, Pastor Robert needed to receive seven units of blood—more than half of his blood requirements.
On April 11, he had an additional CT scan that revealed there were no more signs of internal bleeding.
Robert Morris Health Update (April 24, 2018)
Here’s an update from Pastor Robert:
“I wanted to let you know I am getting better and so appreciate your prayers. My night sweats and headaches are better, and my blood levels are rebuilding themselves. And I got a good report from the doctors. It’s a slow process, but I am going in the right direction.
I have been so encouraged by your comments and your prayers. I am so grateful and love you all so much.”
Pastor Robert Morris Gateway Church History
September 1999 The Lord placed a desire in the heart of Pastor Robert Morris to start a Bible-based, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in Southlake, Texas, that would impact the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond. He developed a working relationship with the pastors at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, asking them for wisdom and guidance.
February 2000 Pastor Robert began meeting with a group of 30 people in his living room to pray for direction for the ministry, worship the Lord, and study the Word. The following year, this group became the founding members of Gateway Church.
April 2000 Pastor Jimmy Evans and the elders of Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, prayed for and released Pastor Robert and Gateway’s founding elders to start the new church. On Easter Sunday, April 23, Gateway held our first service at the Hilton Hotel in Grapevine for 180 people.
May 2000 Three weeks later we moved our meetings to Saturday nights at Christ Our King Church in Southlake.
July 2001 Gateway began meeting at A World of Learning, a 300-seat training facility and daycare center in Grapevine. While there, the church quickly grew to five services with over 2,000 people attending weekly.
May 2002 We broke ground on a 64,000 square-foot facility at 2121 East Southlake Boulevard, our original campus in Southlake. Services began before the new building was completed, and continued growth resulted in crowded services.
June 2003 We hosted the first services at the completed Southlake Campus building. Shortly after moving into the 600-seat auditorium, five weekend services were once again needed to accommodate growth.
November 2007 We opened our first extension campus on nine acres in North Richland Hills (NRH). The weekend services at the extension campuses mirror those in Southlake with live worship, personal ministry, and a live simulcast of the message from Southlake.
January 2009 Weekly average attendance reached 10,500.
July 2010 We added a second extension campus in Frisco to support the North Dallas area. Like NRH, the services mirror those at Southlake with a live simulcast message.
November 2010 We held the first weekend services at our current Southlake Campus off Highway 114. The new building has an Auditorium that seats 4,000; a wing devoted to our ever-growing children’s ministry; and classrooms set aside for ministry, prayer, healing, and equipping purposes.
July 2012 Gateway launched our monthly magazine, Gateway Life. Filled with pictures and stories that inspire and encourage readers to grow deeper in their relationship with God, it’s a one-stop source for behind-the-scenes information and inside scoop on the ministries, people, and events of the church.
August 2012 Responding to an unmet need for ministry in the North Fort Worth area, the third extension campus, Gateway North Fort Worth, began in a temporary space, the Fossil Ridge High School Auditorium.
August 2012 Under the leadership of Pastor Robert and Jack Hayford, The King’s University at Gateway opened and started having classes at a temporary facility in Southlake, which now houses Gateway’s technology offices.
September 2012 Gateway launched our first church plant in Scottsdale, Arizona. The goal has been to take what God is doing through Gateway Church to Scottsdale and the Phoenix metropolitan area under the vision and leadership of Senior Pastor Preston Morrison.
December 2012 More than 40,000 people attended the Christmas production, It’s a Life … and It’s Wonderful. There were 545 salvations that weekend.
February 2013 Average weekly attendance across four campuses reached 17,000.
March 2013 Shady Grove Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, joined the Gateway family as our fourth extension site and became the Grand Prairie Campus. Each Gateway campus has its own distinct feel and community, and that tradition continues at the Grand Prairie Campus.
July 2013 Gateway North Fort Worth moved from its temporary space to a newly-completed campus building at Beach and Basswood.
August 2013 Average weekly attendance across five campuses reached 24,000.
August 2013 The King’s University began having classes at their permanent campus at 2121 E Southlake Blvd (our original Southlake Campus).
April 2014 Average weekly attendance reached 30,000.
December 2014 42,000 people attended Gateway’s Christmas musical, Truthical.
April 2015 Gateway celebrated 15 years of ministry with 43 Easter services across five campuses with 52,000 people in attendance.
March 2016 Gateway expanded our reach by opening the Dallas Campus—our first campus in Dallas County. With many Dallas residents attending our overflowing Frisco Campus, it became clear we needed a campus in the North Dallas area.
October 2016 Gateway Network, our apostolic ministry that comes alongside other churches to mentor them and provide resources, launched at Gateway Conference.