YOUTH MINISTER of 7th-12th Grade Teens
Jeremy Pate has been in Youth Ministry for over 20 years, beginning as a youth intern and then in full-time work. He grew up in Columbia, TN and worshiped with the Graymere congregation. He was baptized into Christ at 12 years of age. He has been married to the former Brooke Watkins since May 2005. He has three daughters and one son.
He received a BFA in Graphic Design/Illustration from Middle Tennessee State University in 1997 and went on to work for approximately 2 years in Columbia, TN doing design/illustration work from 1997-1999. After two years as a youth intern, he decided (with help from the Graymere congregation) to go back to school and get a Masters degree in ministry so that he could begin full-time work in a more prepared way. He went to Freed-Hardeman University from 1999-2001 and graduated in May of 2001 with a Masters in Ministry.
After graduation from FHU, he worked full-time in youth ministry with the Westhill church of Christ in Corsicana, TX (2001-2007) and Northport church of Christ in Northport, AL (2007-2014). He began serving at the Buford church of Christ in May 2014. Through his years in ministry, he has been involved in outreach, service, Bible Study, devotionals, Bible classes, retreats, family workshops, camps and youth rallies. He coordinates workshops for the Lads to Leaders program in Art-Says-It and Song Leading. He designs communication materials and has completed freelance artwork for Apologetics Press, Focus Press, Lambert Book House and youth events at other congregations. He has written and designed 12 books of teen-based curriculum for Lambert Book House as well as Home Bible Studies for families to use.
He is on the Executive Committee for the Exposure Youth Camp. He has spoken on the topic of “Family Ministry” both at the FHU Lectureship and at Polishing the Pulpit.