Cory Patterson


Interested in Pastor or Associate Pastor positions


Name: Cory Patterson
Phone: (325) 518-6575


Logsdon Seminary: Masters in Family Ministry - 2016
Capstone Project: Training and Equipping Laypeople for Grief & Crisis Response Ministry
[Honors: Dissertation passed “with Distinction”]

Hardin-Simmons University: Masters in Family Psychology and Counseling - 2016
Internship: Texas Family Institute, Family Psychology Center

Liberty University: B.S. Multidisciplinary Studies (Double Major) - 2006
Areas of Concentration: Psychology and Linguistics
Minor: Christian Studies
[Honors: Cum Laude]

Broward College: A.A. Secondary Education - 2002
Areas of Concentration: Sociology and Child Development
Minor: Literature
[Honors: Suma cum Laude]

Years in Ministry: 5+

Ministry Experience:

The Presbyterian Church of Fremont, NE (Active membership: ~200)
Assistant Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach 2016 – 2017

  • Continue developing a deeper personal relationship with God every day as I practice God’s presence in my life

  • Supporting other staff members with prayer and practical help to maximize our success

  • Responsible for Outreach Ministries and Discipleship Ministries including Youth Ministry

  • Responsible for communicating and implementing the discipleship vision – to be disciples that make disciples

  • Coordinate Bible study, Sunday school, small group and youth ministries in support of the discipleship vision providing opportunities for people to connect, grow and serve

  • Responsible for staff development and deliberate spiritual formation activities for church leaders

  • Train teachers and leaders to embody and communicate discipleship and grow their areas of ministry

  • Coordinate with Children’s Ministry staff and volunteers to provide a unified message of hope in Christ

  • Preach 10-12 times per year when called to do so

  • Perform counseling and therapy with both church members and community members in crisis. This includes marriage counseling and child and adolescent counseling

  • Provide pastoral care for care center residents and shut ins on a regular basis including communion and worship services at area nursing homes

Broadview Baptist Church, Abilene, TX (Active membership: ~500) 2013 – 2016
Family Minister / Celebrate Recovery Leader

  • Deepened my daily walk with Christ

  • Led a vibrant and growing junior high youth ministry

  • Provided counseling and therapy services to church members

  • Developed and trained volunteers for a grief and crisis response ministry

  • Led a men’s recovery group for people struggling with a broad range of sin addictions

  • Supported in prayer and in action other staff members while rejoicing in their success

Trinity Baptist Church, Abilene, TX (Active membership: ~400) 2005 – 2010
Children’s Minister / Celebrate Recovery Leader

  • Specific details of duties available upon request

South Pointe Church, Abilene, TX (Active membership: ~300) 2003 – 2005
Children’s Minister / Celebrate Recovery Leader

  • Specific details of duties available upon request