Distinguished Leadership Forum


Gateway Academy’s Distinguished Leadership Forum provides all those in the New York Metropolitan Area an opportunity to hear from individuals that are impacting culture with a Christian worldview focus through academia, government, media, the arts, business and sports.


Next Speaker

We are honored to have Dr. Joel Heck as our next speaker for Gateway Academy's Distinguished Leadership Forum on Friday, October 12. Dr. Heck will address C.S. Lewis's journey from Atheism to Christianity. Register here.

Dr. Heck is a professor of Theology at Concordia University in Texas. He has written over 30 published articles and 3 books on C.S. Lewis. His latest book is titled, From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C.S. Lewis.

Dr. Heck has been interviewed on numerous radio and TV shows to discuss the life and work of S.S. Lewis. He received the Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant from the prestigious Wade Center in Wheaton, Illinois, for his book Irrigating Deserts: C.S. Lewis on Education.

See Dr. Heck's full list of accomplishments here.

Join us at The Distinguished Leadership Forum on October 12 to hear Dr. Heck's insight into one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably on of the most influential writers of his day -- Clive Staples Lewis.

Registration is required and may be completed online here.

Past Speakers


Harry Flaherty (12.14.2017): Former Dallas Cowboy's Middle Linebacker. Brother in-law of the Cowboy’s current Head Coach. Current President of New Jersey's Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


William Green (9.18.2017): Former Boston College All-American and Cleveland Browns first round draft pick. Current speaker with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  


Dr. K. Alan Snyder (10.15.2016): Professor of History at Southeastern University in FL. Former Professor at Regent University’s Robertson School of Government in VA. Author of five books, including America Discovers C. S. Lewis: His Profound Impact. Dr. Snyder’s blog is titled Pondering Principles: Reflections on God, Man, and Life.