Justin Patton


About Me:  I grew up in Galax, VA and then went to Concord University in Athens, WV where I majored in Music Education.  After graduating, I spent two years interning with the high school ministry of Cru in Philadelphia, PA.  Near the end of my time there, I felt like the Lord was leading me to study at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.  While at seminary, I continued working part-time with high school students through Cru in Raleigh for three years.  I then transitioned to work with Cru's ministry to international students called Bridges International at N.C. State University for my last two years of seminary.  After that, I took a job at a church in Raleigh for a couple of years working with college & young professionals.  During that time I had the opportunity to continue volunteering some with Bridges, but after two years I felt like the Lord was leading me to refocus on international students.  As a result, I decided to rejoin staff with Bridges full-time.  To the right, you can see my beautiful wife Brye!  She has been a regular volunteer with Bridges for a while and we found each other while serving the Lord together at NC State.  

Where I'm At:  I am with the Bridges International team at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.  I primarily work with international students by welcoming them to the US, and helping them adjust to life here in overcoming the many hurdles that come along with moving to a new country.  We desire to introduce these students to Christ, build them in their faith, and send them back to their home countries as influencers who will impact the world for Christ!  

What I need:  I am raising up a team of ministry partners (individuals, churches, small groups, etc...), who share the vision I have and see the strategic value of investing in the lives of these international students. I am asking this team to support me prayerfully and financially so that I can focus my time and energy on the ministry God has given me the privilege to be part of.  If you have any questions about me or what I do, please feel free to contact me! 

For more information about Bridges, check out http://www.bridgesinternational.com

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