Gary DePasquale:
Executive Director of Eastern Gate

Gary De Pasquale is the founder and director of the International House of Prayer: Eastern Gate, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship. He has been a worship leader and pastor in New Jersey for over 15 years. He is licensed through Kingsway International and is accountable to the Eastern Gate board of trustees. Gary’s teaching ministry carries a strong desire to know God and experience Him in the beauty of His holiness that will lead believers to evangelism and missions work from the place of night-and-day prayer unto the return of Jesus. Gary’s desire is to see easy sustainable prayer break forth in every church in the region unto revival, renewal, and a great harvest.

Alessandro Falcao:
Missions Director

Alessandro has been serving at Eastern Gate since graduating from the first class of interns in 2011. Alessandro is the director of Eastern Gate’s Missions & Evangelism Department. He has been a worship leader and in youth ministry for over 10 years and is currently serving Eastern Gate through worship, intercession, teaching, local and abroad missions. His zeal is to see the church come together as one in the call of our Christ to hasten the Day of Christ’s coming through prayer and sound biblical doctrine that mirrors the apostolic church. His heart is in teaching apostolic doctrine, early church fathers, and Old Testament studies.

Aaron Bender:
Prayer Room Director

Steven Nagy:
Associate Prayer Room Director &
Director of Partnership Development

Steven has served at IHOP:EG since graduating from the first internship in 2011 and transitioned to full-time in January 2017. In addition to assisting the missionary staff to become fully-funded, he directs Friday Night’s Encounter service and also serves as NJ coordinator for Bound4LIFE, a justice ministry dedicated to praying for the unborn and the end of abortion. He has a passion to see people experience Father’s love and to see people pursue a life of pure religion: seeing families adopt orphans and the elderly. Of his greatest desires, Steven longs to see the Church take this back from Foster Care and MediCare and see the Spirit of adoption bring healing and restoration to communities.

Michael DePasquale:
Worship Team & Media Director

Roger Davila:
Staff Director

Roger Davila has served as a full-time intercessory missionary at Eastern Gate since 2012. His vision in the house of prayer is to reach the unreached in this region. He specifically has a heart for Muslims. Currently, Roger serves in leadership over the Eastern Gate full-time and part-time staff. Roger also serves the Media Team and his djembe playing has become the heartbeat of the prayer room.