Charles Patterson, from Austin TX, has over 20 years experience in leading churches and empowering people. As Lance & Darlene’s pastor for nearly 12 years, he comes to Gateway to encourage us and to speak wisdom into our hearts as we journey with Christ.
Charles, along with his wife, Marquita, founded Church of the Hills in 1985 and lead the church until they transitioned out of that role in 2013. Since that time they have dedicated their life and ministry to investing in pastors and ministry leaders.
Charles’ focus is to equip and train leaders to become all God says they are in order to do what God designed them to do. His passion is to see everyone come alive to who God is and to all He has for them resulting in a powerful impact on the culture within which we live and work.
Charles and Marquita have traveled around the globe ministering to the church at large and encouraging leaders. Charles enjoys strong and vibrant relationships with many pastors in the Austin area. He has a strong desire to see the church awaken to its full potential to make a difference in our day.
Charles and Marquita have two adult children and five grandchildren.