John Pate

Family Discipleship Pastor

John joined the staff of Burge Terrace as our associate pastor in May 2018. He grew up in South Carolina as one of seven siblings and placed his faith in Christ as a small child. As he grew in his relationship with the Lord, he began to feel a clear desire to serve in a pastoral role in the church.

In college, John pursued Bible and music training and went on to earn a Master of Divinity in 2018. During this time he served in his local church in the children’s, college, and music ministries.

John’s dearest friend on earth is his wife, Abbie. They met during her first week of college and were married December 2011. Abbie grew up in South Bend, IN and is helping John learn Hoosier ways. They have four wonderful children, Levi, Olivia, Silas, and Isaac. Abbie loves to shop, decorate, and read with a good cup of coffee in hand. At this point, John has managed to hang on to only one hobby, running.

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