Gary and Pat Huenke are preaching and teaching evangelists who were “commissioned” and “sent out” to the Northwest by Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida by Pastor John Kilpatrick after being radically changed by Holy Spirit in the “Brownsville Revival”.
This couple was part of the ministry team at Brownsville Assembly; they were Outreach Ministry Directors, Sunday school teachers, Prayer Team members, they coordinated and taught the baptism class to literally thousands of people who were water baptized each Friday evening of the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, Florida. Both Gary and Pat served as Escambia County Jail Chaplains and ministered in other outreaches in Pensacola.
After ministering for in Oregon and sensing a “Macedonian Call” on their lives, they moved to Oregon in September 1998 and entitled their ministry Closer To Him because everyone can draw even closer to the Lord. Gary and Pat have continued to minister in Oregon, California, Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Wyoming, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Alaska, as well as traveled internationally to Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka, Guam, Ukraine, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, Brazil, and the Philippine Islands.
Gary and Pat are truly a “team” in that both of them preach and teach the glorious Word of God! The Huenke’s firmly believe God is going to send a mighty move of His Holy Spirit to America and the world, so they are joining with pastors and leaders to equip the body of Christ with a message of preparation, holiness, and commitment. Gary and Pat truly believe the Church must continue to do “Kingdom Business” because the time is short. The Huenke’s make their home in Keizer, Oregon.