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The Reverend Patrick Joseph Reddick Sasnett is the oldest son of Mr. Horace and Mrs. Patricia Sasnett and a “grandson of the parsonage”.  He is the grandson of the late Presiding Elder A. Joseph Reddick and Mrs. Clara L. Reddick.  While growing up, in the city of Jacksonville, Florida, Pastor. Sasnett attended Historic Mount Zion, Mount Zion (Southside), New Bethel (Tyler Street), Mount Olive, and Greater Grant Memorial.  In, 1997 he joined New Bethel (Tyler Street) under the leadership of the late Reverend Damone A. Anderson, Jr.  It was at New Bethel AME Church, Jacksonville that he accepted the call to ministry and preached his trial sermon in June of 1998.

Rev. Sasnett transferred from the Eleventh Episcopal District in 2000 to the Ninth Episcopal District (Alabama) to continue his studies in ministry.  In September of that year, at the seat of the East Alabama Annual Conference, he was ordained an Itinerant Deacon by retired Bishop Zedekiah LaZett Grady, Sr. and was appointed to Salem Chapel AME Church in Salem, Alabama. Under his leadership Salem Chapel moved from a mission church to a station church. In September of 2002, Bishop Theodore Larry Kirkland ordained Rev. Sasnett an Itinerant Elder and assigned him to Saint Paul AME Church in Opelika, Alabama. Saint Paul also moved from a mission church to a station church under the leadership of Reverend Sasnett.

Rev. Sasnett was appointed to Saint Luke AME Hatchechubbee, Alabama, which was his last charge in the Ninth Episcopal District.  In March of 2004, Retired Senior Bishop John Hurst Adams retuned Reverend Sasnett to the Eleventh Episcopal District. He was appointed to the Historic Macedonia AME Church in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Under the leadership of Reverend Sasnett, Macedonia experienced substantial growth. God blessed this work and the pastor and congregation purchased a van, sound system, two computers, two rental properties and renovated the church parking lot. 

In November of 2005, Reverend Sasnett was elected Secretary of the East Annual Conference and two years later, Bishop McKinley Young appointed him the Chief Secretary of the Eleventh Episcopal District in March of 2007.  As Chief Secretary, Reverend Sasnett was responsible for maintaining all of the proceedings for every Annual Conference in the Eleventh Episcopal District.

On November 22, 2008, Bishop McKinley Young appointed Reverend Sasnett to New Mount Pisgah AME Church Lake City. During this administration, the administrative office was completely remodeled……………

On December 26, 2010 Reverend Sasnett was appointed to Saint Paul AME Church on Tucker Hill, Ocala, FL.  He arrived with zeal and a mind to work.  His motto is “let’s be on one accord to do what must be done.” Pastor Sasnett has gathered the members together to share his hope and vision to be on one accord.  Several ministries are being revived and new ministries are unfolding and because of his energetic approach to ministry, the members acknowledge that “the work is all Divine”

 

 

 

Pastor Sasnett is a graduate of the prestigious Samuel W. Wolfson Senior High School and Florida Community College of Jacksonville (FCCJ) as well the Edward Waters College (EWC). He has attended Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama and Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary (Wilberforce, Ohio) and will graduate in May 2012.

As well as his matriculation in ministerial studies, Pastor Sasnett holds a Professional Educator’s Certificate for Elementary Education (K – 6) and Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (5 – 9), which allows him to teach in all elementary and middle public schools in the State of Florida.

Pastor Sasnett is an Eagle Scout and an accomplished Alto Saxophonist. He is married to the former Miss Nicole Crandell, who is an educator in her own right in secondary education.  They have four children Patricia Arielle, Albert Joseph, Clarisse Nicole and Nataleigh Miracle.