Patrick Oben is a physician and Bible teacher based in Ankeny, Iowa. He works as an internal medicine physician with the MercyOne healthcare systems in the Des Moines area, and his passion as a minister is to help believers grow to spiritual maturity while simultaneously experiencing the presence and power of Jesus through a deeper understanding and revelation of Scripture as well as fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
On October 28th, 2017, Patrick was formally ordained into the ministry by Ps Benny Hinn in Dallas, Texas. Prior to this ordination, he had been actively involved in the ministry, teaching in Churches, conferences, and live online Bible studies. Additionally, he is the author of “The Devotional Life: A Key to a Spiritual Life with Results” and Deshen Daily devotionals.
Driven by his calling as a teacher, Patrick Oben Ministries was created – a teaching ministry with a mission inspired by Habakkuk 2:14.:
“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14, KJV).
Our mission is to build a glorious Church through the teaching of the Word by the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit, shining in the hearts of believers “to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6, KJV).
Patrick firmly believes that God’s words taught through the Holy Spirit possess life-changing power; they are spirit and life—they can heal broken hearts, break chains of sin and addiction, cultivate more responsible parents in households everywhere, lead to more loving neighbors in our neighborhoods, inspire people to become better citizens for their respective nations, etc.
Beyond merely teaching the Word, our ministry is devoted to equipping believers with the tools they need to examine Scripture on their own and cultivate a profound relationship with the Holy Spirit through a healthy devotional life. We believe that skill in personal Bible interpretation and the Spirit are not mutually exclusive( Patrick typically calls this the two “S”s of Bible study—skill and Spirit). As a result, we founded Deshen School of the Spirit as a platform to train and equip believers in the life of the Word and the Spirit.
Patrick currently lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Maayuk, and three little angels( Michaela, Gabriella, and Daniella). You can follow Patrick on Twitter(@patrickoben).
Our ministry is divided into a series of distinct branches that provide various services. Some are currently active, while others are in the process of being established.
An online Bible school that equips and trains believers in the life of the Word and Spirit.
Publishing and training believers to create Spirit-filled content to build God’s kingdom.
Design to bring freedom from addition and similar bondages by the Word and Spirit.
A chronicle of medical miracles thoroughly investigated, elucidated, and published.
An educational resource to introduce kids to the Word of God and God’s world of the supernatural.
The Word Deshen
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