Patrick Grant

Woodstock Community Church, Oregon
Lead Church Planter
Portland Oregon
Woodstock Community Church
March 3
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About My Family

My name is Patrick, and my wife is Jennifer. We have been married for 12 years and together we have six children: Jesse (17), Riley (11), Kyler (9), Jacob (8), Michael (8) and Taegan (4). We adopted three of our children six years ago.

We are from Macon, Ga., and have now been living in Portland, Ore., for two years. We love it!

About My Church Plant

We are planting Woodstock Community Church in southeast Portland in the district of Woodstock. We began with our family and another couple who are dear friends of ours, Davey and Sarah Billings.

Our church began by meeting this year in our home. We are building relationships with residents in Woodstock, and we are now meeting in an old church in the neighborhood. We long to make disciples of Jesus who make up the church. We desire to be a light in a dark city by sharing the hope and love of Jesus to all.

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