Thanks for stopping by our website and staying in touch with our ministry and life. The purpose of Patrickwalton.org is to consolidate all of our ministry and life into one place. Here on the website you will find free PDF books, Sermon notes, Weekly blogs/Daily devotionals, links to various social media outlets, our Vision Mission and Values among other things related to our lives. Here’s a little bit more information about us.
After being fired from nearly 15 jobs by the age of 20, I (Patrick Walton) had a radical encounter with Jesus Christ in Raymond, WA. at New Life Fellowship on October 15, 2000. It was here at New Life that I officially began a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and started the process of discipleship through the local Church. If you would like to read my full story you can click here. After serving in various ministries within the Church I became the Youth Pastor of New Life in 2001 and started building a youth ministry with a strong focus on prayer and the Bible. In 2003 the denomination that I was credentialed with approached me and offered me another position with the denomination, which was to take over the District Youth Director position overseeing the Pacific Northwest Region of the Pentecostal Church Of God.
The position with the PCG took me traveling across the Pacific Northwest nearly every weekend preaching, teaching, leading summer camps, winter retreats as well as general leadership with other youth Pastors and youth Ministries. During this time I also started a relationship with Jennifer which eventually blossomed into an engagement in February 2005 and a glorious summer wedding in August of the same year. In the winter of 2007 the Holy Spirit visited Jennifer and I powerfully at a Youth Conference we were attending with our students. At this conference the Holy Spirit made it clear that we were to transition out of our two positions and relocate to Portland, OR. to attend Portland Bible College and City Bible Church with Pastor Frank Damazio.
After working through the process of transition with our spiritual leaders, Jennifer and were able to replace ourselves from both positions and relocate from Raymond, WA. to Portland, OR in the late summer of 2008. Our time in Portland with Portland Bible College and City Bible Church was a very challenging and yet powerfully rewarding season that came to an end in the winter of 2010 when we took another position back at New Life Fellowship as associate Pastors. During our time at New Life I was able to relieve my spiritual father of various ministry aspects and give him and his wife, some much needed time off.
During our time at New Life as associate Pastors, Jennifer and I had no idea that the Holy Spirit was preparing us to take over the Senior Pastor role. In May of 2010 we agreed to take the position that would officially begin in October. This was a busy and very exciting year for us as we would also find out that Jennifer was pregnant with a baby boy who was due in late April 2011. To our joy and great delight Phinneas was born Thursday morning, April 28th as a very healthy gorgeous boy.
During our time as Senior Pastors Jennifer and I started to clearly articulate the message of intimacy and urgency that God had been filling us with for nearly a decade. It was during this time that God sovereignly visited me one December morning in 2011 prior to preaching. During this encounter the Holy Spirit made it clear that my time at New Life was done and we were to relocate our family to Kansas City, MO. and join the International House of Prayer. Our transition from New Life was done with lots of wisdom from spiritual leaders and a beautiful process with local Church leadership, and as a team we selected the new Senior Pastor.
At this time we are becoming established at the International House of Prayer, raising our family, building relationships, growing in the knowledge of God and working to take the message of intimacy and urgency to the body of Christ both locally and globally. If you would like to hear more about our Vision, Mission and Values you can click here. And if you would like to partner with us in this ministry that God has called us into you can click here. Thanks again for visiting our website and if you need anything else at all please contact us by clicking here.