"Lord, Keep our hearts with all diligence for out of it springs the issue of life." Proverbs 4:23
A native of Philadelphia, PA., Patricia Graves is married to Oscar Graves her childhood sweetheart of 34 years. This union was blessed with two beautiful daughters and six grandchildren. Patricia accepted the Lord as her personal savior at the age of twelve. Patricia acknowledged her calling to ministry to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in October 2001.
Patricia has served in many capacities in her Christian walk as a member of Abyssinian Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA under the Pastorate of Rev. George R. Pointer for over 28 years, and the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Philadelphia, PA, under the Pastorate of Rev. Dr. Allyn E. Waller for over 10 years. She has served as a member of the praise and worship ministry, the choir and Discipleship ministry of both churches.
Patricia attended the Center For Urban Theological Studies majoring in Biblical Studies from 2002 until 2004 as well as the Ministers Ministry Training Program at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church where she received a certificate of completion in June of 2010. Patricia has had many opportunities to share the gospel through preached word as well as through the ministry of song. She uses her gift of singing to minister to those who are broken and hurting as a means of encouragement to heal the brokenhearted.
Patricia is very passionate about the work of ministry that God has placed within her. She has a heart for the people of God as well as those that are lost. Patricia's desire is to see the lost saved that they would grow in the fear and admonition of the Lord through the study of the word of God.
Patricia has a special burden for hurting women and continues to be an intercessor for women that are victims of mental, physical and emotional abuse. Patricia is excited about what God is doing in this season of her life. Patricia's greatest desire is to do the will of God as His ambassador in the earth, most of all her prayer is that God would be glorified in all that she says and does for His Kingdom in the earth.