Pastor(s) Patrick and Sharonda lead Word of Abundant Life Christian Center, a thriving church that encourages the discovering of one’s purpose, developing a plan of action, and doing the work of the ministry! Together they live in the Goodyear area and are proud parents to their children Kaylah Denae Jones (Samuel King Jones) and Elijah Patrick Mayes. They are also new grandparents to the beautiful young worshipper Autumn Rose Jones (newborn – November 2017).
In the beginning, Pastor Patrick was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 25, 1974, while his lovely wife, Sharonda Michelle Robinson, daughter of the late Bishop Dr. Brunswick Derone Robinson & Pastor Brenda Robinson, and literally the woman of his dreams (he will tell you the story if you ask), was born in Memphis, Tennessee on October 11, 1980, six years later. They met in Phoenix, Arizona. He proposed to Sharonda and her daughter, formerly Kaylah Danae Robinson, at Word of Abundant Life Christian Center, her father’s church, in front of a crowd of family and friends on March 10, 2002. They were happily married on November 2, 2002 and a year later celebrated the birth of their only begotten son, Elijah Patrick Mayes.
While faithfully serving at Word of Abundant Life Christian Center as youth (14 years) and worship leaders, they were licensed and ordained on June 18, 2017 by Apostle Johnnie Smith (Apostle Julia Smith), Chief Apostle of United Holiness Assemblies International (UHAI). Pastor Mayes currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Arizona State University in Global Business, and is completing his Bachelor of Theology at the Word of Abundant Life Ministries Institute, while Pastor Sharonda received her Associates in Accounting degree from the University of Phoenix.
Both of them will continue the Lord’s mandate to reach all, teach all, and disciple all for the Kingdom of God. Their desire for people of every generation, race, and nationality to encounter God will spread throughout the state of Arizona and beyond, for the glory of the one and only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!