MINISTRY/SPEAKING EXPERIENCE: Donna Renay Patrick is an anointed and sought-after speaker, author, musician, choir director, worship leader, and writer. Her teaching and leadership experience spans over 35 years. She is passionate about making worship the motivating factor in your leadership and in walking in your purpose. She is a frequent presenter at the Bay Area Sunday School & Church Workers Convention (BASS), in Castro Valley, California, where she facilitates workshops in various facets of church worship ministry; namely, Keeping Worship Priority and Taking Your Worship Experience to the Next Level. View/Print Speaker Sheet 2.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER: She is currently a contributing writer for Kingdom Christian, and Today’s Purpose Woman Magazines. She has written several articles for The Christian Index, the official publication of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Her blog, found on her website, features articles, devotionals, and excerpts from her books to encourage and uplift the body of Christ. On the invitation of the African American Lectionary, she wrote a commentary to include historical and contemporary use of the worship arts in the African American Christian experience.
DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Donna earned a Bachelor of Science in History and Secondary Education from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. In May of 2011 she received her Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University. She received her personal trainer certification from the International Sports Sciences Association, and completed her paralegal education at the former Southeastern Paralegal Institute.
PUBLISHED AUTHOR: Her first book, At All Times (Westbow Press, 2012), is a devotional written to inspire and encourage believers toward a deeper understanding of praise and worship. Her second book, It’s In Your Praise! (H.O.P.E.) (Westbow Press, 2015) is a devotional and study guide designed to encourage personal reflection concerning our current perspectives on praise & worship. She co-authored Be Refreshed, a year of devotions for women in the workplace, released in November 2017.
RADIO HOST: As former host of The Donna Patrick Show on The Fishbowl Radio Network, she used internet radio before a global audience of 2.5 million to spread the message of making praise and worship a lifestyle. On The Donna Patrick Show topics were discussed laser focus specific to worship ministry. Some of those topics included the working relationship between the Sr. Pastor and worship leader, the worshiper and spiritual warfare, the link between prayer and worship, and how it all ties together in relation to your personal worship.
MINISTER OF MUSIC: While currently serving on the music staff at The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Denton, Texas, she continues to serve churches all over the D/FW area as worship leader, musician, and workshop clinician.