Ben Patterson is the Campus Pastor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is a contributing editor to Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, and previously was a contributing editor for The Wittenburg Door. Ben has written several books including Waiting: Finding Hope When God Seems Silent, Deepening Your Conversation with God, The Prayer Devotional Bible and God’s Prayer Book: The Power and Pleasure of Praying the Psalms. His most recent work is entitled Muscular Faith.

Ben Patterson earned his bachelor’s degree from La Verne University in 1966 and his master’s of divinity from The American Baptist Seminary of the West in 1972. He has served at churches in New Jersey, Irvine, La Jolla and Pomona, California and as Dean of the Chapel at Hope College.