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Bill Patterson

Bill Patterson Pastoral Care Pastor

Area of Ministry: Pastoral Care

Family: Wife Dwayla; two married children; four grandchildren

Saved: San Clemente, California, at a revival meeting when a child

Joined Lakeshore Staff: January, 2007


Book: Where Is God When It Hurts by Philip Yancey and The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller.

Food: homemade coconut meringue pie; boysenberry preserves

Snack Food: fresh fruit

Movie: Sound of Music

TV Shows: I Love Lucy; The Closer; Blue Bloods; Perry Mason

CD/Artist/Band/Song: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Actor/Actress: none currently  

Season: Fall

Place in the World: wherever my family is

Place to Pray: morning bike rides

Recreational Activities/Hobbies: reading; gardening; biking

Scripture: Isaiah 12:2 I will trust and not be afraid.

Sports Team: U.S. Olympic Team especially gymnastics

Sport: as a participant, volleyball; as a spectator, none.


Food: seafood

Snack Food: anything hot & spicy

Season: winter

Place in the World: in rush hour traffic

Sports Team: Oakland Raiders

Best thing someone said to you: “Yes, I will marry you.”

Life Motto: Whatsoever you do, do it heartily as unto the Lord and not unto men.  Colossians 3:23.

Three People I’d Like to Meet: my ancestor who first came to America; George Washington; Roy Rogers

My Hero: Daniel and Joseph, both of whom stayed faithful even in difficult circumstances.

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: When I realized that there was a God who loved me and wanted to live in my heart.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I sang with my wife, Dwayla, and her sister in a gospel trio, the Keynotes, for 19 years; played the piano & organ in my home church for 35 years; served in the U.S. Army.