pat bratcher  - lead vocals - guitar - keys

As a secular artist Pat has performed onstage with such acts as Kiss, Scorpions, Quite Riot, Head East, Foghat and more .. as an ordained Minister, Pat has traveled worldwide and preached and performed in Mexico, Czech Republic.


Pat was born at 5 months weighing 4lbs and the doctors said he would not make it past 24 hrs. After 5 days they realized he was a fighter.


Being born with hand and leg deformities the doctors told his mom even if he lived he would never walk. The next 5 yrs of his life were spent in and out of hospitals, having reconstructive surgeries on his hands and feet.


He even wore the Forest Gump leg brace.  Had to learn how to walk in water, spent time in a wheel chairs and on crutches.


Even thou he is missing digits on both his left and right hand he has mastered the guitar, bass, piano, keys and drums.   


He went on to receive a BA in Theology thru River Of Life Bible College / Logos.


He has ministered doing concerts with such artist/ministers as Rosie Greer (Steelers football player), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), WhiteCross, Sacred Warrior, Gaurdian, Bride, Holy Soldier, Testament, Mylon Lafever, Degarmal & Key, Brad Tutlle from the Power Team, +


Pat founded Raising Abel in 2004 in Venus, Tx and now bases the band out of Arlington, Tx  where he writes, practices and records the band in his rehearsal studio.