The Evangelical Network
(TEN) - History
The History of The Evangelical Network (TEN):
The Evangelical Network (TEN) was founded by Fred Pattison in 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Fred believed that there was a need to network with fellow evangelicals, and for many years,
"The TEN Weekend" was held annually in February and grew into the organization now
known as "TEN" or The Evangelical Network.
In 1997, Fred Pattison retired both as a pastor and as the president of The Evangelical
Network. Fred specifically requested that Todd Ferrell, an Elder from Freedom In Christ
Church in San Francisco, consider taking over as President. Shortly after Fred’s resignation,
Todd was elected as President of TEN and served from 1997 to 2000, and then again from
2004 to 2016. Ronnie Pigg served as president in the interim from 2000 to 2004.
Over the years TEN has been instrumental in the encouragement and establishment of raising up new churches, hosting annual conferences, building bridges and dialogue between LGBT people and the mainline church, and helping the LGBT
community reconcile their Christianity and sexual orientation.
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