Kent Pate is the Executive Director of the Rehoboth Baptist Association, an association that includes churhes located in Northeast Texas. Before coming to Rehoboth on November 1, 2006, Kent pastored two churches in Texas (Nacogdoches and Angleton) for a total of 23 years and served as a vocational evangelist for five years.
Kent graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 1975 and Southwestern Seminary in 1979. He also received a Ph.D. in Christian Leadership from Louisiana Baptist University in 2011. Kent and his wife, Belinda, were married in 1976. Belinda attended ETBU also. Home for Kent is San Augustine, Texas and for Belinda, it's Logansport, Louisiana.
Kent is a former Captain of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in college and loves spectator sports, especially baseball, football, tennis, and golf. He still likes to play racquetball, basketball, golf and tennis. Kent first began preaching while at ETBU as a youth evangelist. Belinda also is an avid sports fan and loves to root for the Rangers, the Cowboys, and the Mavericks. She also keeps up quite well with golf.
As an evangelistic speaker, Kent traveled across the United States and also participated in missionary and evangelistic work in India, Romania, and Mexico. He has served on major crusade evagelistic teams and also been a contributor to written publications and evangelistic radio broadcasts.
Kent and Belinda have three sons: Kevin, Adam, and Aaron. Kevin is married, and he and his wife Leah have two sons, Andrew and Christian, and one daughter, Eden. They live in Friendswood, Texas. Adam and his wife, Heather, live in McKinney, Texas with their son, Daniel. Aaron and his wife, Randi, live in College Station, Texas. All three sons have graduated from Liberty University.