It was founded with a mission to be a "porter" for the Christian Church - one who looks beyond church doors for guests to welcome. The Porter’s Gate started as a group of songwriters, musicians, scholars, pastors and music industry professionals from a variety of backgrounds who gathered for meaningful conversation about worship and vocation. The result was the release of Work Songs, the first album of The Porter’s Gate.
In 2019, the collective gathered again for a series of discussions about the challenges of worshipping across lines of difference. This group consisted of Christians from all religious backgrounds, as well as cultural and racial difference. As they discussed challenges, they composed new worship songs and hymns with the hope of providing the church with more songs that specifically celebrate God's call to love our neighbors as ourselves. This gathering birthed their second album, Neighbor Songs, which is slated to release in October 2019.
Artists of The Porter's Gate include: Audrey Assad, Aaron Keyes, Casey J, Diana Gameros, Josh Garrels, Joy Ike, David Gungor, Latifah Alattas, Lauren Goans, Madison Cunningham, Leslie Jordan, Liz Vice, Paul Zach, Sandra McCracken, Urban Doxology, Wendall Kimbrough, Zach Bolen, and more.
For more information, please visit theportersgate.com.