About Us

Who We Are

Northgate is a Christian interdenominational support ministry that focuses on worship training, leadership development, student ministry and church support.

Based in Baguio City, Philippines, Northgate is actively assisting urban and remote churches in the mountains of the northern island of Luzon.

Our vision is to see the people of God come together, deeply rooted in God’s word, filled with His love, and worshiping Him and as their response, impacting the world around them for Jesus. And our mission is to support, train, and disciple – both individuals, and churches – to enable them fulfill the vision that God has given them.

David & Christine Mayyam

David and Christine Mayyam have both devoted their lives to spreading the message of God's word. Both registered nurses by profession, they have been actively involved in ministry for more than twenty years. In addition to being one of the founders of Northgate, David also serves as the senior pastor of Northgate Central Church.

Ashley Pell

Ashley Pell has been serving in the Philippines full-time since 2009. She is a graduate of FIRE School of Ministry with a BA in Practical Ministry, and has received a Masters in Intercultural Studies from Asia Pacific Theological Seminary. She is sent as a missionary by Helping Hands, Inc. and her home church, The Refuge of Concord, NC.

Reggie & Debbie Hill

Reggie and Debbie Hill are the founders of Helping Hands Inc., based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They began mission work in the Northern Philippines in 1992 and have served with worship training for decades through short term mission trips. They serve on Northgate's board of directors and contribute significantly through their role as advisors.

Our Identity - Worship

Worship is our response to who God is. It is only in His presence that we find our true identity. In Ezekiel 44:4, the Word says that Ezekiel met the Lord at the north gate and fell face down. From the place of total surrender the Lord called him up and shared with him what he was supposed to do.

Not only is our ministry name derived from these verses, our purpose also is found here. We believe that surrendered worship is where we give the Lord the glory due Him, and where we receive from Him strength and direction in order to fulfill our God-given call.