About Us



To be a church where God’s children can meet and experience the presence of God.

To be empowered to be a witness for God, learning of God through the teaching and understanding of His word.

To be a church prepared for Christ’s return and to know and understand our purpose for existing.

A Church that demonstrates our love for God through our relationship with others.

  • Committed to making a difference in the lives of others through prayer, edification and encouragement
  • Remaining focused to our Ministry Call and not creating a show for others to see
  • Demonstrating a willingness to go above and beyond what is expected by giving our all in service and love
  • Trusting in the faithfulness of our God

A church that creates an atmosphere that invites the Spirit of the Lord (sincere praise and worship).

  • Coming together on one accord
  • Praying and interceding for one another
  • Believing we can get God’s favor through the steps of Faith we take
  • Making our lives a process of continually seeking God through walking in obedience to His Word

Not willing to accept anything less than his Glory filling the temple. Our dependency must be completely upon the Lord, not man.

Our Ministries


Food Giveaway Ministry: Serves the needs of those who are without food. Our giveaway is held every 4th Saturday at 8 a.m.

  • Minister’s In Training Training by Pastor Patrick for those who sense the call of God on their life.
  • Worship Arts Ministry
  • Seekers for Christ Dance Team
  • Praise Teams
  • Inspirational Mass Choir
  • Youth Choir
  • Male Chorus
  • D.O.C Ministry (Deacons Ministry)
  • Telephone Visitation
  • Ushers Ministry
  • Hospitality Ministry
  • Drama Ministry
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Men’s Fellowship Ministry
  • Women’s Fellowship Ministry
  • Relationship Building Ministry
  • Singles Ministry
  • New Members
  • Media Ministry
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Helps
  • Parking Lot
  • Kitchen Committee
  • Pastor’s Aide
  • Missionary

Our Pastor


Pastor James O. Patrick celebrates over 18 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 impact 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 Degree in 2005 from Master Divinity School in Evansville IN.

Pastor Patrick 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! His passion is to help develop disciples who genuinely know and understand the scriptures. 

Pastor Patrick is supported by his loving wife Lenese, three daughters, two grandsons, and three granddaughters.

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Gethsemane Christian Church

1650 Burch Bridge Road, Burlington, NC 27217, us

(336) 270-6136

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