Enter His Gates Personnel
Our Founder - Doris Williams
Doris’ heart’s desire is to influence children, to prepare them to approach life with Christian values, to understand responsibility and to make good memories in the process. Doris began riding horses at age 7 with English style and later would learn Western. She was a Girl Scout and began leading camping trips along the Appalachian Trail & canoe trips on the Tennessee River by age 18. Doris taught Junior High Math and Science and obtained her Masters in Education. She and her husband, Lyman raised two boys, Doug and Rusty. After raising her boys, she joined Operation Mobilization in Eastern Europe for 8 years where she worked in finance as well as counseling and Christian Education. While in missions she traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China and India. After the mission field, Doris returned home and attended Parelli Natural Leadership training for horses, Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship Administration Workshop and Crystal Peak Youth Ranch for abused kids and horses. In 2008, Doris’s dream to help children find meaning in life became a reality as she opened Enter His Gates Summer Day Camp. Doris used the great outdoors and the unconditional love of horses to help teach children the unconditional love of Christ and choose Him to be his/her Savior and Lord through Enter His Gates.