He immediately became involved in his own home church and after some time the Lord pressed on his heart a burden to serve the Lord in full time capacity. This led him to commencing studies at The Whitfield College of the Bible in 2002. In 2004 he was asked to go to Port Lincoln, South Australia, to fill the pulpit. In 2006 upon returning to Northern Ireland, he resumed his studies, graduating and being licensed by our Presbytery in 2008.
Patrick was asked to assist in South Grove Free Presbyterian Church alongside the then minister, Rev Gordon Ferguson. Patrick and his family, believing this to be the call of God, moved to Walthamstow in 2009. Here they enjoyed many years of blessing and saw their young family grow up. A couple of years later he was called by the congregation here in Newtownards, was ordained to the ministry and continued there until 2021.
In 2007, Patrick married Naomi and the Lord has blessed them with four children: Lucy, Zachary, Caleb and Phoebe.