Friday, April 17, 2015

Sista Pat Roundtree Rivers

SistahPat RoundtreeRivers currently serves as Co-Pastor at For His Glory Church with her husband, Ben Rivers, Jr., they have been married  45 years.  As Co-Pastor she servers as Prayer Ministry Director, Women’s ministry leader, Wives Coffee Chat Bible Study teacher, Preparing to be a Wife Bible Study teacher,  Overseer of The Lord’s Kitchen and Clothes Closet,  Sistah Pat has received two resolutions one from the California State Assembly for Black History Month 2014 and from the Sacramento City Council , Women Awareness Month 2014, both recognizing her continued community volunteer work for safer, healthy and better  community.  Sistah Pat Volunteers with several organizations: National Day of Prayer as the Spiritual Advisor; Sacramento City Wide Pastors Fellowship; Helping Hands Feeding Ministry of Sacramento as Spiritual Advisor; Team Leader/speaker  for The Invitation to Healing A Woman’s Heart Conference, serves the California Southern Baptist Convention as the volunteer Women's Evangelism Specialist,  training women across California to share their faith with courage and confidence. Key Clergy Leader for Sacramento Area Congregations Together(ACT) and PICO(People Improving Congregations through Organizing) where she works with 52 faith based groups to help resolve some of our city and states social justice issues,  this organization called her to the White house Jan 2014 to discuss reducing gun violence in our nation, She was also called to Florida Attorney General’s office to discuss mass incarceration of blacks in Florida. Locally she works with the Cops & Clergy in strategizing to reduce gun/gang violence, Works with the Summer Lights program to help keep teens off the street during the summer. She is tireless in her work to reach out to the lost and the saved just the same knowing that all are in the need of God’s love and forgiveness.  She is a much sought after preacher, conference speaker/teacher, mentor and best known for keeping it real.

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