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Mocksville Wesleyan has new pastor, new hours

Mocksville Wesleyan Church has a new pastor and new worship service time.

The Rev. Trent Patterson will hold the worship service at 8:45 each Sunday morning with Sunday School at 10 a.m.

He graduated from John Wesley College in High Point with a bachelor’s degree in Bible and theology. He is an ordained minister in the NC West District of the Wesleyan Church and has served at North Kannapolis Wesleyan as youth and young adults pastor from 1999-2002, Concord Wesleyan as associate pastor from 2002-2004, and Beulah Heights Wesleyan in Troutman where he has served for the past 17 years.

He and wife Wanette just celebrated 37 years of marriage. they were high school sweethearts, and both graduated from South Rowan High. They have two daughters, three granddaughters and a grandson.

The pastor loves to spend time with his family, to hike and camp, study U.S. history and photography. He said he is looking forward to exploring Mocksville’s history and teaching and preaching the love of Christ.

Wanette works for Atrium Health in the oncology pharmacy department and loves puzzles and being actively involved with her children and grandchildren.

The church is at 307 Hospital St. Visitors are always welcome.