For over ten years the Reverend Ben Patterson has been the Campus Pastor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is a contributing editor to Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, and was previously a contributing editor and editorial writer with The Wittenberg Door. Ben served the New Providence Presbyterian Church of New Jersey from 1989 until his appointment as Dean of the Chapel at Hope College in 1993. From 1975 to 1989 he was with the Irvine Presbyterian Church of California, of which he was the founding pastor.

Ben Patterson earned his bachelor’s degree from La Verne University in 1966 and his master’s of divinity from The American Baptist Seminary of the West in 1972. He and his wife, Lauretta, have four grown children and is the proud grandfather to his one year old grandson, Cornelius Jack.



  • Muscular Faith: How to Strengthen Your Heart, Soul and Mind for the Only Challenge that Matters (Tyndale – 2011)
  • God’s Prayer Book – The Power and Pleasure of Praying the Psalms (Tyndale – 2008)
  • Deepening Your Conversation with God: Learning to Love to Pray (Bethany – 2001)