Mobilizing Believers to Be Salt and Light – Kent Pate– Kent Pate
Have you ever had a desire reach the world with the Gospel, but were not sure how to do that? You many not be called into the five fold ministry, but you still want to help to reach the unchurched with the Word? How can you do that?
Well, my guest today is going to share some things that will open your eyes to the “How” in order to fulfill your “Why!” Amen!
Kent Pate is the founder, along with his wife Priscilla, of Kenton Pate Ministries. Kent holds a degree in Electrical Instrumentation and actually worked for Bendix Field Engineering located at the Johnson Space Flight Center in Clear Lake, Texas. He worked as a Simulation Engineer and Trainer for many of America’s Astronauts and they trained for space flight! How cool is that! (Full disclosure, I’m an avid “space nerd” and have been since early childhood when I watched Alan Shepherd become the first American into space).
Anyway, in 1994, the Lord led both Kent and Priscilla to leave corporate America behind and pursue formal Bible Education. They attend the Jerry Savelle Ministries International Bible Institute and School of World Evangelism near Fort Worth, Texas (or JSMI as it is affectionately called by alumni today).
While at JSMI, in his first year as a student, his zeal and passion for souls got the attention of the Dean and others. Soon, he was asked to head up the Evangelism and Outreach department for the Bible School. Through his efforts, numerous outreaches and events were established, which led directly to thousands of documented salvations through these events. That is where I first met Kent. Our class put together an outreach in an inner city park. I was the “class lead” and got to work with Kent directly in organizing that outreach. It was an awesome event and because of that, Kent and I became good friends as well.
In 1999, Kent and Priscilla founded their ministry. They have a heart for those less fortunate and pioneered a work in one of the most desolate places within the Navaho Indian Nation. They have preached the Gospel all over the world in places like Africa, Europe, Ukraine, Hungary and others. They founded and pastored a church from 1993 until 2012 when they pursued the Evangelistic ministry on a deeper basis.
He and Priscilla are both John Maxwell Certified Speakers and Coaches and use this skill and knowledge to help businesses, churches, ministries and individuals to grow in their areas of expertise as well.
Help me welcome to the program, Kent Pate! Kent, praise God for you, brother! Thanks for coming on the program today!
Ok, the first question I always ask every guest is this. Other than that short bio I just read, tell us in your own words, “Who is Kent Pate?”
Now, you and I were talking the other day and I’m just blown away by this program you are putting together right now. So much so that my ministry is going to become involved here shortly… It really is an answer to prayer that I’ve been asking the Lord about for several months now. And when you shared this with me a week or so ago, I knew I had to get you on the podcast.
You are getting ready to impact the nation of Belize in a way that has never happened before. Can you explain what you are planning and how it came to pass?
Is Equip a Bible Study? Or Leadership Program?
How are you planning to expand this aspect of your ministry?
Are you looking at other nations, besides Belize, right now?
What if somebody is not called to “the nations” but wanted to do something similar here in the United States. Is that possible?
How long is each session in the 12 week training session?
Does a person have to be a John Maxwell Certified Trainer to be a “Round Table Facilitator?”