Pastor

After serving for numerous years at a large church in Maryland, Pastor Marvin Patrick and his wife, Debbie, received a call from God to bring their ministry to Georgia. This move included the task of starting a new church. Since Marvin and Debbie have a special love for training, helping, and strengthening people in Christ, this new endeavor was a challenge they accepted with excitement. Besides preaching and teaching, Marvin’s heartbeat is training people in the word of God (discipling), teaching them how to prove God exists (apologetics), and helping hurting marriages. Debbie’s heartbeat is to disciple women in all areas of their lives and to help hurting marriages. Both of them bring a myriad of experience to the table. Marvin, a former Marine, was a software engineer for the government and then for a large consulting firm. At that point he followed God’s call to be the fulltime Executive Pastor of a church in MD. Marvin currently works at University Hospital as a Professional Development Trainer while he pastors Answers Community Church. Debbie, a former educator, has worked in the Christian School realm, home school realm, and with public schools for 27 years. She also headed the Women’s Ministry at their church in MD. She currently works at Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union as a Staff Development Leader and Coach. They have two adult children, Kenneth and Cassandra, a daughter-in-law, Jana, and two grandchildren, Asher and LolaBelle.