Minister Patricia F. Wright
Union Chapel Church
Minister Patricia Wright is a native of Plainfield, NJ. After graduating from Plainfield High School, she continued her education through Seton Hall University and Philadelphia College of Bible, Liberty Corner, N.J. campus.
Minister Patricia’s early desire to know the one true and living God was cultivated at St. John’s Baptist Church in Scotch Plains, N.J. As she became an adult, she continued to grow in Christ through fellowship with Second Baptist Church in Rahway, N.J.
During the late eighties, sensing a desire for “more of God”, Minister Pat and her family moved to Hillside, N.J. where they became members of First Baptist Church, Hillside. It was there that her desire to teach, mentor women and call to ministry became apparent.
Much like the Prophet Jeremiah, Minister Patricia experienced life’s joys and disappointments. However, she continued steadfast in her trust in God. Her zeal for God led her to Antioch Baptist Church, Springfield, N.J. where her gifts were embraced and developed.
In 2004, “Sister Pat” married her best friend Pastor Samuel M. Wright, Jr., pastor of Union Chapel Church, Union, N.J. Together they allowed the Lord to use them to write their first book, “Shoes for the Shoemaker”, the vision Pastor Wright received to assist Clergy and other servant leaders.
A licensed Missionary through Evangelist Yurvette Maxfield, First Lady of Gravel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Newark, N.J., Minister Patricia became a licensed Minister at Union Chapel in 2006. Today, Minister Patricia serves as an adult Sunday school teacher, Women’s Ministry facilitator, and Children’s church coordinator. As an active prayer intercessor, she has witnessed the promises of God for those who are willing to trust Him.
Together Pastor and First Lady are the proud parents of five adult children and five grandchildren.
One of Minister Patricia’s favorite scriptures is (Jeremiah 29:11).
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. N.K.J.V.