Stanley E. Patterson, PhD
Title: Chair of the Department of Christian Ministry
Professor of Christian Ministry
Organization: Andrews University, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dr. Stanley Patterson currently teaches and mentors ministry professionals at the SDA Theological Seminary. He serves as Chair of the Christian Ministry Department and teaches classes in Christian leadership and pastoral practics. He also serves as executive director of the Christian Leadership Center of Andrews University which is dedicated to providing Christian Leadership development and guidance to organizations and ministry teams around the world.
He began his pastoral ministry in 1975 in Texas, then Wyoming, Colorado, and Georgia. He served as ministerial director and evangelism coordinator in the Greater New York Conference and for twelve years in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference as ministerial director and later as vice-president for pastoral ministries and evangelism.
He was granted a Ph.D. in Leadership and Administration from Andrews University in 2007 and responded to a call to serve the Seminary in 2008. He has published numerous academic and professional articles on Christian Leadership and has assisted in the development of Christian leaders throughout the world field.
Glenda and he make their home in Berrien Springs, Michigan and have four children and eight grandchildren.