Over 200 attended Chesapeake Conference's annual convention for children's and youth ministries leaders from Sept. 8-10.
Patino is excited to begin his new phase of ministry on the Eastern Shore.
Members of the Cambridge and Grasonville churches on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are welcoming a new pastor. Kevin Patino was installed at the Grasonville church on Sept. 2 and will be installed at the Cambridge church on Sept. 9.
Patino most recently served as a pastor in Petersburg, Va., in the Allegheny East Conference. He previously served as an associate pastor for a church district in Cuba.
Andre Hastick, Chesapeake Conference executive secretary, was present to introduce Patino to the Grasonville church on Sept. 2 and described Patino as a dedicated soul-winner.
“Pastor Patino comes to Chesapeake with a zeal for winning souls for Christ while also enjoying nurturing believers to a more full walk of faith,” Hastick said. “It is clear that after feeling a call to ministry at a young age, Pastor Patino is dedicated to this life calling and expresses gratitude to further his ministry here in Chesapeake.”
The Cambridge and Grasonville churches are part of a newly created district after recent pastoral vacancies on the Eastern Shore provided a moment for the conference executive committee to reassess district pairings for further evangelistic opportunities in the region. In addition to the new Cambridge-Grasonville district, the MOT (Townsend, Del.) church is now part of a district with the Life in Christ (Bear, Del.) church, and the Park and Beacon of Light churches in Salisbury, Md. have been placed in a district.
Patino said he and his family were excited about the new ministry opportunity. “As a ministerial family, we look forward to connecting with the church and community to better know how to serve their needs and point them to Christ with our words and actions,” he said.