Senior Pastor

Pastor Patrick arrived in August 2012.  His passion is to help the church develop a Culture of Grace where we can learn how to follow Jesus and love one another really well.  If we can’t love each other with humility like Jesus taught, what do we have to offer the world?  Patrick holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is a Certified Christian Conciliator through Peacemaker Ministries.  He has also taken lots of “life classes” because God signed him up for them.  Having suffered from a painful illness (Trigenimal Neuralgia), some broken relationships, and his own pride, he has a few scars to help remember God’s faithfulness and grace.  Patrick is passionate about expository preaching, Peacemaker Ministries, small groups, bass fishing, and working together with the Pastoral Team and staff at BEFC!  He is loved by his wife and 4 boys at home as well as his faithful golden retriever, Maggie.