Christ Life Center

Pastor


  Rick Patterson, Ph.D., Th.D.  is the founder and pastor of Christ Life
  Center
, formally known as Jesus Fellowship.  Rick is married to Sharon
  Patterson and they have two children.
 
  In 1972, Rick founded and directed the campus ministry, Jesus
  Student's Fellowship at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where
  he was a student.  Upon graduation in 1976, Rick and his wife moved to
  Miami, Florida where he began his studies in the Master's of Business
  Administration program at the University of Miami. 
 
  It was at this time that Rick launched
Jesus Student's Fellowship at
  the University of Miami.  As the ministry grew, many people outside the
  university started attending the meetings and a community church began
  to emerge.

  In 1981 a church property located at 9775 SW 87th Avenue in Miami,
  Florida was purchased and the home for Jesus Fellowship was established.
  Jesus Student's Fellowship continued as a campus ministry under Rick's
  leadership and expanded to include the campuses of Florida International
  University and Miami Dade Community College.
  
  In the years following, Rick established Jesus Fellowship Christian
  School which included grades K - 12 and founded the first Christian Internet
  Broadcasting Network.  Additionally, he founded Miami Christian University
  offering degrees in theology from associates to doctorate degrees.
 
  Throughout his ministry Rick has preached and taught in many
  countries throughout the world.  He helped to establish Jesus Fellowship
  churches in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in Marion, Indiana.   He
  supports and has helped to establish churches, clinics, and schools in
  many locations including Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas,
  and the Dominican Republic.

  Jesus Fellowship changed its name to Christ Life Center in 2007 to
  more accurately reflect the focus of the ministry, which is to teach people
  how to live out of the reality of the indwelling Christ life. 
 
  In 2010 Christ Life Center sold it's property at 9775 SW 87th Avenue in
  Miami to Riviera Preparatory School where a high school facility was built. 
  Upon completion, Riviera Preparatory School requested that Christ Life
  Center return to their property where the weekly services of Christ Life
  Center are currently held. 

  Rick pursued additional disciplines of study after having dealt with
  personal health challenges and the neurological disorder of his son.  Rick
  is certified as a Practitioner in NAET, NLP, CST, and NHR which are holistic
  treatment approaches to healing the whole person.

       Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) is a
       holistic treatment for the permanent elimination of food and
       environmental allergies as developed by Dr. Nambudripad.

       Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) encourages new behavior by
       re-framing and shifting the context or meaning of one's thoughts and
       feelings.  NLP has effectively been used to treat phobias, depression,
       anxiety, and past trauma bringing healing to the mind.

       CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a form of bodywork focused primarily
       on regulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. CST uses therapeutic touch
       to manipulate the joints of the cranium to release tensions deep in the
       body to relieve pain and dysfunction, improving whole-body health and
       performance.

       Neuro-Hypnotic Repatterning (NHR) serves to restructure the
       experiences one is having at the neurological and chemical level,
       enabling one to redesign how they  connect with themselves physically,
       mentally, and spiritually.

  Additionally Rick has provided services as a Financial Adviser, creating
  management strategies for individuals, churches, and businesses.  He is also a
  licensed private pilot.    

  Currently, Rick has launched Caribbean Healing Ministries, a ministry
  focused on bringing love and healing to the islands of the Carribbean.  He
  continues to teach and conduct seminars and conferences  throughout the world.

  
  
  
 

   
 
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