About Reverend Doctor Patrick Wayne Sanders
A 1985 graduate of Green Oaks High School, Patrick Wayne Sanders was born to Katie Cole (Johnnie) Davenport and Leon Sanders on January 16, 1967, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Grambling State University, majoring in Business Administration, the Greenwood Acres Bible College, and the
Travel Academy of Arlington, Texas, receiving an associate’s degree.
Rev. Dr. Sanders answered God’s divine call to ministry in May of 1988
and was ordained as an Elder in the same year. In May of 1994, he
was elected as the pastor of the Light Hill Baptist Church in
Shreveport, Louisiana. Operating with a vision for the church,
improvements in the church services and increase in the
membership were implemented during his tenure. In 2002, being
directed by the Holy Spirit, Elder Sanders organized the Fresh
Start Church in Shreveport, serving attentively and faithfully.
Rev. Dr. Patrick Wayne Sanders was appointed as interim pastor
of the New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church by his uncle,
Bishop Odis A. Floyd in June of 2011. Bringing a vibrant perspective to
New Jerusalem, Elder Sanders’ interim pastoral leadership set in motion an innovative and passionate time of ministry to the New Jerusalem Family.
On December 29, 2011, following the transition of Bishop Odis A. Floyd,
Rev. Dr. Patrick Wayne Sanders was elected senior pastor of the New
Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, activating a unique season of
ministry to the church congregants.
He also serves as General Overseer of Church Planting for the Full Gospel
Baptist Church Fellowship International, Board Member of Prudential/d-Free National Advisory Board of Directors, President of Community Outreach for
Family and Youth (C.O.F.Y.), and CEO of Fresh Start CDC, Inc.
On October 7, 2018, Patrick W. Sanders was the recipient of an Honorary
Doctorate in Humanities from the United Graduate College and Seminary International.
The father of four children, Keocca, Elder Patrick II, Samantha, and Sha’Brika,
and grandparent of one, Chase. Rev. Dr. Sanders is the husband of Ann Hilson Sanders, who stands supportively by her husband in family and in ministry.