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Pastor Chris Gatti was born in Niagara Falls, NY, and was raised in South Florida.  He was saved at the age of 16 and called to preach shortly thereafter.  He has worked in many areas of ministry - youth groups, bus ministry, camps, AWANA. He graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible in 1993.  He met his wife while attending PCC and they were married in the summer of 1993.

Mrs. Christy Gatti was born in Maryland, and was raised in Georgia. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1993.

The Gatti’s have four children, the oldest, Matthew, is already in Heaven due to a Line of Duty Death with the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 2019.  Hannah is currently attending the University of Tennessee at Martin pursuing a degree in Veterinary Science.  Joshua (high school graduate in 2019) and Esther (high school Sophomore) are currently residing with their parents in River Falls, WI.   All of the family has made a profession of salvation and has been scripturally baptized.

The Gatti’s came to First Baptist Church of River Falls in March of 2022. They are very excited about going boldly where no faith has gone before.  Numbers 13:30 “...Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.”