Patricia A. Wilson-Cone, DMin


Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Wilson-Cone is a retired military chaplain, board certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, who currently serves as pastor at First American Baptist Church in Anchorage, Alaska. She operates with the goal of empowering, enlightening, and educating people of all walks of life, especially those who are called to provide spiritual care in diverse settings.

She is the first African American female chaplain in the US military to become a fully certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, and the first African American woman to direct and develop a Clinical Pastoral Education program for the US Army. In 2012, she accepted the position of Clinical Pastoral Education Manager at Providence Medical Center, where she serves as Certified Educator.

Dr. Wilson-Cone seizes the opportunity to empower men, women and children from a spiritual and cultural perspective–as a pastor, as a chaplain, and as an educator and author. Her most recent publication is Multicultural Diversity: Opening Our Hearts (Xlibris, 2019). She has been certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education since November 1995. She holds a Master of Library Science from Simmons College in Boston, MA; a Master of Divinity from Howard University Divinity School in Washington, DC; a Doctor of Divinity from Tennessee School of Religion in Memphis; and PhD from Union Institute/University in Cincinnati, OH, with a concentration in pastoral counseling and theology.

Her motto is: “I give you God’s love, God’s peace, and God’s harmony! SHALOM SHALOM.”