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Minister Barnest PattonDr. Patton, II, is a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Although he is a native of Meridian, Mississippi, he currently lives in Yorkville, Illinois. Dr. Patton, II, maintains a preaching and teaching schedule throughout the United States. His areas of Theological interest are Christian Apologetics and Christian Ethics.

Dr. Patton, II, was licensed on June 13, 1999. He was ordained on December 21, 2003.

Dr. Patton, II, has served in many capacities prior to joining Alpha. He served as an interim pastor. He served as a Christian Education Director. He served as a Praise Team Leader. He served as a Men’s Ministry Coordinator. He served as a member of an Elder Board. He served on a Men’s Chorus. He served on a Financial Team. In addition, by the grace of God, he assisted with planting a church in the St. Louis County area.

As God has provided opportunity, Dr. Patton, II, has lectured on different topics. Lecture topics include: Homiletics, Evangelism Training, and Soteriology.

Dr. Patton, II, holds a B.A. in Political Science from Alcorn State University. He holds a Bachelor of Biblical Studies from United Theological Seminary- St. Louis Extension. He holds Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He holds a Doctorate in Biblical Studies from United Theological Seminary-St. Louis extension.

His personal interests include public speaking, tennis, target shooting, playing his saxophone and riding his motorcycle.

His favorite passage of Scripture is Hebrews 12:2:  “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”