Sheron Patterson

Dr. Sheron C. Patterson is the senior pastor of Highland Hills United Methodist Church Dallas, Texas. Dr. Patterson is a nationally recognized Christian relationship expert. Her sage advice has been broadcast via Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Jet Magazine. On a weekly basis, over one million believers in 50 cities hear her Love Doctor broadcast on the syndicated ABC radio format REJOICE. Dr. Patterson is also the relationship expert for the Good Morning Texas television broadcast on WFAA, Channel 8, and she reaches over 500,000 viewers. A trailblazer and champion of womens advancement, Dr. Patterson is a first in many areas. She was the first African American woman to be ordained in the North Texas region of the United Methodist Church. These extraordinary accomplishments landed Dr. Patterson a place of honor in the National Womens Museum and the Elite News Religious Hall of Fame Museum, both located in Dallas, Texas. In 1995, Dr. Patterson founded the Love Clinic, a contemporary Christian relationship institute dedicated to healing the hurts of our community. Since its inception, the Love Clinic has produced seminars, a bestselling book, college tours, a summer camp for teens and a website. Dr. Patterson is also the author of five books entitled, Ministry with Black Single Adults, I Want to be Ready, Single Principles, The Love Clinic: There Is a Doctor in the House and New Faith. Additionally, she writes columns for The Dallas Morning News. Her latest book, The Love Clinic - How to Heal Relationships in a Christian Spirit. is an Essence magazine best seller. In the summer of 2005, Abingdon Press released Dr. Pattersons next project, A Mile In Her Shoes, a six-week Bible Study and video that focuses on lessons learned from six Old Testament women. Dr. Patterson holds an undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, two Masters degrees and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Dr. Patterson is married to Robert Patterson Sr. and together they have two sons, Robert Jr., and Christian. [+]