Rev. Dr. Patrick Wayne Sanders, age 55, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Henry Ford Hospital. Memorial Service 6:00 PM Friday, June 10, 2022 at Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, 4070 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport, LA 71109. Interment 11:00 AM Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Forest Park West Cemetery, 4000 Meriwether Rd., Shreveport, LA 71109.
Patrick Wayne Sanders was born to Leon and Katie Sanders on January 16, 1967, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by the late Reverend Fred Mayweather at St. Paul Baptist Church. While there, he grew their youth department with his musical talents. In 1985, Patrick graduated from Green Oaks High School. He attended Grambling State University, majoring in Business Administration, the Greenwood Acres Bible College, and the Travel Academy of Arlington, Texas, receiving an Associate Degree. Rev. Dr. Sanders answered God’s divine call to ministry in May of 1988. In the early 1990’s he was ordained in both the Baptist and Church Of God In Christ as an Elder. In May of 1994, he was elected as the Pastor of the Light Hill Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. Operating with a vision for the church, improvements in the church services and increase in the membership were implemented during his tenure. In 2002, being directed by the Holy Spirit, Elder Sanders organized the Fresh Start Church in Shreveport, serving attentively and faithfully. Rev. Dr. Patrick Wayne Sanders was appointed as Interim Pastor of the New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church by his uncle, Bishop Odis A. Floyd in June 2011. Bringing a vibrant perspective to New Jerusalem, Elder Sanders’ interim pastoral leadership set in motion an innovative and passionate time of ministry to the New Jerusalem Family. On December 29, 2011, following the transition of Bishop Odis A. Floyd, Rev. Dr. Patrick Wayne Sanders was elected Senior Pastor of the New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, activating a unique season of ministry to the church congregants. He also served as General Overseer of Church Planting for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, Board Member of Prudential/d-Free National Advisory Board of Directors, President of Community Outreach for Family and Youth (C.O.F.Y.), and CEO of Fresh Start CDC, Inc. Rev. Dr. Sanders was also the author of the book, “Spiritual Wisdom for Entrepreneurs—Reaching Your Full Potential in Entrepreneurship.” On October 7, 2018, Patrick W. Sanders was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from the United Graduate College and Seminary International.
Rev. Dr. Patrick Wayne Sanders leaves to cherish his memory: loving wife of 34 years, Ann Sanders; 4 children, Keocca (Torrney) Bagley of Dallas, TX, Elder Patrick II of Flint, Sha’Brika, and Samantha Caldwell, both of Dallas, TX; .Sanders was a grandfather of 3, Chase, Lydia, and Davion; He leaves behind his mother, Katie Davenport of Shreveport, LA; 3 sisters, Tina Sanders of Portland, OR , Sharon (Craig) Hughes of Georgia, and Zena Capers of Shreveport, LA; 6 brothers, Freddie Goins, Kippy (Angela) Sanders, Fabian Sanders, Jason Davenport, Wayne (Mary) Barnett, and Victor (Maryland) Barnett; 2 sisters-in-law, Debra Morgan and Angela Hilson; brother-in-law, Charles Hilson; aunts, Hannah Sanders of Dallas, TX, Annie Thomas, Mary Hardy, both of Shreveport, LA, Margret Quimby of Pensacola, FL, Brenda Floyd of Flint, MI, and Ethal Ross; uncles, Henry Allen, both of Shreveport, LA, and Oscar (Thomasina) Ross of Fort worth, TX; special nieces and nephews, Danisha, Ashlie and Ashton Hilson; a host of other nieces and nephews; children by love, Dequan (Erica) Ford, Nichele Mosses, A’Kiya Miller and Jada Cohill. Rev. Dr. Sanders was preceded in death by his father, Leon Sanders; step-father, Johnny Davenport; grandmother, Margrett Henderson; great-grandmother, Leona Taylor; nephews, Edward Ellis and Ze’Lanz French; god-mother, Clara Collins; brother-in-law, Harold Morgan; uncles, Bishop Odis A.Floyd and Reverend Gilbert Ross; pastor and friend, Superintendent McClendon Winbush. The family wishes to express special thanks to his armor bearers over the years, Frank Smith and Ron Taylor of Shreveport, LA, minister Archie Porter, Johnny Ward, Jerrod Cohill, Julius Handley, and Charles “Chucky” Young.