Darrin Patrick

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Darrin Patrick is an American author and pastor. He is the founder and lead pastor of The Journey church in St. Louis, Missouri. He serves as the vice-president of the Acts 29 Network and published his first book, Church Planter: The Man, The Message, The Mission in 2010, and his second book, "For The City," which he co-authored with Matt Carter, in 2011.[1] Patrick's work has been praised by other pastors such as Mark Driscoll and John Piper.

Personal background[edit]

Patrick has been married since 1993 and has four children. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Southwest Baptist University, Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary.

Ministry background[edit]

Originally from Southern Illinois, Patrick moved from Kansas City, Missouri to St. Louis and founded The Journey in 2002.[2] The church has since grown to include more than 3,000 members and multiple campuses in the metropolitan St. Louis area.[3] The church was scrutinized by the Missouri Baptist Convention and received media attention regarding one of its outreach ministries, "Theology at the Bottleworks," due to its being held at Schlafly Bottleworks, a site which serves alcohol.[4]

Patrick authored Church Planter: The Man, the Message, the Mission, the foreword of which was written by Mark Driscoll and was positively remarked upon by such Reformed Evangelical leaders as Tim Keller, Albert Mohler, Mark Dever, Matt Chandler, and Ed Stetzer. He is among the contributors to Don't Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day.

Published works[edit]


  1. ^ "Acts 29 Network: Seattle Leadership". Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Darrin Patrick: The Journey - St. Louis". Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  3. ^ Banerjee, Neela (June 1, 2008). "Taking Their Faith, but Not Their Politics, to the People". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  4. ^ Zylstra, Sarah Eekhoff. "Brewing Battle". Retrieved 2011-01-27.