Our Pastor

Pastor James O. Patrick celebrates over ten years as Pastor, Teacher, and Apostle of Gethsemane Christian Church, located in Burlington, North Carolina. Pastor Patrick came to serve Gethsemane Christian Church in February 2000. Today, the Church is thriving with impactful preaching and countless healing and deliverance services which is the signature of this life-changing ministry. His leadership has helped the church to transform, develop disciples and prepare leaders in the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Patrick has instituted the Minister in Training Class that strengthens spiritual growth and provide training to lay members who desire to walk in their God-given gift of preaching and teaching.

In September 2006, Pastor Patrick became the overseer of Trinity Christian Church in Flat Rock, Michigan then forming The Covenant of Power Fellowship.

Pastor Patrick, a professional and called man of God, was ordained on July 24, 1998 by the High Point Association, Oak Ridge NC. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries in 2004 and his Master’s Degree in 2005 from Master’s Divinity School in Evansville IN.

Pastor Patrick is currently writing his first book focusing on Walking by Faith.

Pastor Patrick’s apostolic influence has been launched to the nations spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to all those who would receive it. His mission is to develop believers to hunger and thirst after the Word of God, rightly divide the word of Truth and to expect a Harvest!

Pastor Patrick is supported by his loving wife Lenese, three daughters, two grandsons, and two granddaughters. This year Pastor Patrick has openly declared that we’ve been “Set for the Defense of the Gospel”!