I was called into ministry in 1996, just 3 years after giving my heart to Jesus. It took just another year for my wife, Jennifer, and I to head out to Colorado Springs, CO, to attend Nazarene Bible College. I squeezed all four years of that degree into six and then went on to Colorado Christian University to pursue a Master’s degree in counseling. During all those years, from 1993 till today, I’ve served the church in various ministry roles, but my heart has always been in caring for and shepherding the people God has allowed me to serve.
I very recently completed a certification from Christian Sex Addiction Specialists International (C-SASI). After a year of investment in the requirements and programmatic elements of the training, I am now a Certified Clinical Sex Addiction Specialist (CCSAS).
I have a pastor’s heart. As such, I genuinely care for people and desire freedom and victory for each of the precious people God sends my way. Many of life’s most difficult issues stem from a misunderstanding of who we are and who we were created to be. My goal is to come alongside folks and help them find the victory they can have in life and relationships. I have a passion for helping men become better husbands and daddies, and that passion has led me deep into the study and understanding of sexual compulsivity and sex addiction. I’ve walked alongside many men who have had this struggle, and I’ve seen how God can restore freedom and victory in their lives.
As a man of God, I know what it’s like to walk in the valley of the shadow of death, and I know what it’s like to walk in victory, standing on the Word of Truth. As a husband and a father, my heart beats for the family—I long to see healthy marriages and parents who love their kids and raise them in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
I love to share the Word of God and strive to apply the principles of the Word in all that I do. My faith is the cornerstone of my life and influences everything that I say, do and think. As a former pastor, I find joy in coming alongside individuals, couples and families with the purpose of helping them discover the truth of God’s Word and to finally be able to live out that abundant life that Jesus talks about in John 10:10. It would be my pleasure to come alongside you and your family.
Patrick can be reached at 719-644-5557.