Dr. R. Pat Day is a native of Elkhart, Texas. He received his B.A. degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and his M.Th. and D.Min. from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Dr. Day has served as Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana since 1993 with an average attendance of 1,100 for two services each Sunday. In addition over 8,300 households see him each Sunday morning at eleven o’clock on ABC affiliate KTBS. Dr. Day is a recognized elder in The United Methodist Church and author of When All Hail Breaks Loose published by Abingdon Press in 2011. Beyond the demands of his senior pastorate, Dr. Day provides consulting services for several churches and businesses in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. He speaks, as schedule allows, to various business, civic groups, and churches throughout the Ark-La-Tex region. In August 2016 he completed the John C. Maxwell Certification Program as a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker. In his leisure time, Pat finds his own renewal when he returns to his roots by operating his family’s ranch in Texas. He is married to the former Sheri Houston and is the father of two grown children. He is the grandfather of four delightful little girls.
The mission of the First United Methodist Church is to embrace and extend God’s grace while passionately growing servant leaders.