Our Leadership Team
David Patrick - Senior Pastor
Pastor Dave married his high school sweetheart, the former Pamela Gayle Thompson in 1982. Both Pastor Dave and his wife Gayle are natives of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida and he attended Baptist Bible College (Springfield, MO), completed his Theology degree from Trinity Theological Seminary (Evansville, IN), and earned both his Master’s in Psychology/Counseling and his PhD in Communications/Leadership from Louisiana Baptist University (Shreveport, LA). The Patricks have served in full-time ministry together since 1982 in Florida, Texas, Virginia and Australia. Pastor Dave’s ministry experience includes Youth Pastor, Administrative Pastor, Senior Pastor and Missionary to Australia. The Patricks have two daughters, Amy (married to Matthew and living in the Atlanta GA area), Amanda (married to Albin and living in the Dallas TX area) and a son DJ (Studying for ministry at Trinity Baptist College) and serving at EPC as Student Ministries Pastor.
Pastor Dave’s life verse is Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.”
He enjoys spending time with his family, serving the Lord and His people, riding motorcycles and playing golf.
Fitu Tafaoa - Executive Pastor
Josh Clifton - Family Pastor
DJ Patrick - Student Ministry Pastor
Dena Murphree - Children's Coordinator
Sean Doyle - Interim Worship Leader
Melissa Clifton - Office Manager
Gayle Patrick - Pastor Admin Assistant
Mark Yoachum - Facilities Manager