As a speaker, Alan Patterson has encouraged and challenged many seekers towards a deeper relationship with their loving Savior. As a songwriter and singer, Alan has fanned thousands of flames of worship and adoration towards a merciful God. As a friend and brother, Alan has held hands with the hurting and walked with them through the struggles of dialysis, kidney transplantation and poor health towards the comfort of the Holy Spirit, just as many had walked with him through his own kidney transplant in December 2006. Alan Patterson has been speaking and singing within churches of nearly every denomination and background throughout America for more than 15 years. He has been a featured guest at events for the National Kidney Foundation and has also provided special music for many evangelistic crusades and national television broadcasts. Although Alan has shared stages with many renowned singers and evangelists, it is Alan's desire to lift up the name of Jesus Christ and not that of any individual. Alan holds a ministry license through the Northern Ohio District Church of the Brethren and is supported in ministry by his home congregation where he also serves in varioius ministry capacities. With a continued focus on healing broken hearts and giving hope to the hurting, Alan's dedication to individuals is exemplified in his ability to make relationship-building a priority over the building of a name or bank account. In 2008, Alan also founded an organization called Kidney Afghans for Kids, a network of intercessors that collects afghan squares from around the world and fashions them into prayer blankets for children suffering from Chronic Renal Failure. Alan Patterson's debut CD, Almost There, has been impacting lives since it's release and has been featured on Christian radio nationwide.