Evangelist Patricia Black was born and raised in eastern North Carolina earning an education in the Martin County School System. She is the daughter of the late Johnny Stanley and Mrs. Louise Stanley. After working and serving in her secular job at Vidant Medical Center, God blessed Evangelist Black to retire from the medical profession to fulfill her duties and calling to the ministry fulltime.
When she first came to the ministry at St. John with her husband, Pastor Gregory V. Black, many can attest to her quiet demeanor. But as the gift of God was stirred in her, so also was a fire started which has been lit ever since. She began singing in the St. John Choir and later became a strong leader in directing the Women's ministry at St. John in the direction which God would have it to go. That Holy Ghost fire has led her to lead the women at St. John into walking in the prophetic gifts God has placed within them and to become all they were created to be. Each month, she brings the women together in fellowship and each year she will fast and pray to hear from God for what He will have her to do for the Annual Women Conference at St. John. At the close of the annual Women Conference in 2015, she was presented with a license to evangelize souls. God had been equipping her for such a time as this.
Missionary Evangelist Black also spearheads the Senior Citizens Workshop at St. John and oversees the Homeless Shelter ministry. She is also the Director for the St. John Community Food Give-A-Way, a ministry that provides food and other items of necessity for the less fortunate in the community.
She stands by her husband and does nothing until she consults him. She is a prayer warrior and does not mind or hesitate using her gift to go into the enemy's camp. She has a mighty testimony of God's miraculous healing power and will share it. She loves God with her whole heart and her favorite scripture is from Psalms 8:1,
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.