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Pastor Patrick began his work in outreach ministry as a young boy riding the church van with his Father, to transport parishioners from local neighborhoods to church service. As a teen, alongside his parents, Patrick volunteered for various food distribution and tutoring services in at risk neighborhoods in New Jersey, and Missouri.
At the young age of 19, Patrick answered the call to the preaching and pastoring ministry under the tutelage and leadership of Dr. Calvin J. McFadden who currently serves as Pastor of St. Johns Congregational Church in Massachusetts. Pastor Patrick preached his very first sermon at Ray of Hope United Methodist Church in December 2003 where he also served in Vacation Bible School, Parking Ministry, Praise Team, Care and Dance Art Ministries. He’s a proud graduate of Florida A&M School of Business & Industry with a Bachelor’s in Business and holds a Master’s in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice Seminary & College.
Over the course of the last 18 years in addition to a progressive career in the corporate sector, Patrick has organized, spearheaded and held positions in various churches and Non-Profit organizations in Alabama and Florida including:
Patrick and his wife of 14 years, Keisha, met in college in Tallahassee while doing various outreach initiatives focused on the homeless and underprivileged community. Patrick and Keisha live by the adage “Family is First Ministry” being sure to honorably disciple and equip those whom God has entrusted to you first to further promote unity in Christ. Together, they have six children who all love to pray for the sick and sing songs of Zion!
Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, relaxing on the beach, and any opportunity he gets to share the love of Christ with others.