Pat is a Pastor, Worship Leader and Songwriter who lives in what he calls the most beautiful place on earth, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is Husband to his amazing wife, Cherry of almost 30 years, and Father to 4 sons and 2 daughters. Besides spending time with his ever growing family, and enjoying a quality cup of coffee, Pat’s favorite place to be is leading God’s people in worship accompanied by his eldest boys, Josh (drums, piano, vocals, guitar, bass) and Joel (percussion, electric guitar, piano, vocals) and other band members. Pat’s passion is to encourage and exhort others through songs he’s written and sermons he’s taught to become a worshiping community, a people that exalt Christ in song when gathered and exalt Christ with their lives when scattered.
Pat currently serves on staff along side a team of elders at Crossway Church, a church that he planted 15 years ago. Along with planting and pastoring faithfully, Pat feels a distinct call on his life to write songs that are Christ focused, and Gospel centered. He has written and co-written dozens of songs such as, “Jesus Thank You”, “His Forever”, “Generous King”, “Name above All Names” and many more. His current role overseeing the Creative Arts at Crossway has provided a unique opportunity to pursue this call by mentoring young musicians and leaders. Pat has a heart to see many more bible believing, doctrine loving, worship leaders being raised up. He has worked closely with over 30 churches, traveling and teaching at seminars, working with their worships leaders and equipping bands. He’s also lead worship at various conferences such as, Desiring God, Worship God, and most recently at the G3 Conference.