Patrick Schwenk Death: The entire Indiana and Michigan communities are mourning the tragic death of a dedicated father and preacher who passed away unexpectedly. Patrick Schwenk was a Teaching Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The father of four died following a long battle with cancer. Patrick was also an author at HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Zondervan.
Patrick Schwenk was a proud alum of Talbot School of Theology, Ministry at Grace Theological Seminary, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, and Homestead High School (Indiana). Patrick was originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Grace Bible Church Ann Arbor: Dear GBC Family,
It is with a heavy, yet incredibly hopeful heart that I am sending word to you that early this morning Pastor Pat Schwenk passed away. He had been admitted to the hospital because his health had been deteriorating over the last couple of weeks. I visited with him on Wednesday morning, and we had a powerful conversation as he talked about his hope in Heaven because of the work of Christ.
“You did so well, honey. You fought so hard and now you are free, healed, and whole with Jesus. Heartbroken to share that my dear husband of 25 years passed away this morning. There aren’t adequate words to describe my husband, Patrick. He knew the Bible like no one I’ve ever met. He simply couldn’t get enough of God’s Word and share enough of God’s Word. He needed everyone to know of the richness of our faith and the glorious God we serve. He was a shepherd of many many many people, but first and foremost He was a shepherd of his family. As our four children stood around his bedside this morning, I was in awe and so very proud of the words our children spoke over him…heartbreaking yet so beautiful as they told him the lessons and wisdom he taught them that they will carry with them forever and pour forth out into the world,” his wife Ruth Schwenk wrote.
A GoFundMe Account has been created by the church to help raise funds for his funeral. “Patrick Schwenk, our beloved husband, father, pastor, and friend, went home to be with his Lord and Savior in the early hours of January 5, 2024. He leaves behind his dear wife, Ruth, of 25 years and their four children: Tyler and his wife, Cassidy, Bella, Noah, and Sophia. Pat was a Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he thoughtfully and faithfully shared the love of Jesus to every person who sat in his congregation. Although Pat was a pastor by occupation, his very life was a testament to the person of Jesus Christ, as anyone who had the privilege of meeting him knows. His joy was palpable as evidenced by his kind eyes and his warm smile, and he sought to make everyone in his presence feel that same warmth through his sense of humor and tender voice.”
Patrick Schwenk’s Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family
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