Was born in Madison Wisconsin to James and Jean McCloskey. Pat came from a musical family. His father was a talented musician who was in big band show business for years until saved in 1969. He then turned his life around from a world of alcohol to a life for Jesus Christ. Pat's father went home to be with the Lord in 1988. His mother Jean was a faithful mother of seven children; was also saved in 1969. God took her home to Heaven in 2013. Pat has two brothers and four sisters, many of them with great musical abilities. Pat was saved at the age of seven while attending a good news club in Madison, Wisconsin. Later, a bus came by the McCloskey home to take Pat to church. Knowing that God had a purpose for his life, he surrendered to the Lord to preach the Gospel.
After graduating from college, he served as an assistant pastor working several different ministries such as youth, music, school administration, and Christian radio broadcasting. Other areas include vocal training and special music group training for college and teen groups. Pat taught college and High school courses on music in the local church. He has started several choirs with children, teens and adults. He also served with His father-in-law in evangelism with the Thompson family for several years. It is the heart beat of the McCloskeys to be a gift to the local church in evangelism. "We want to be a blessing and long to have the touch of God on our ministry. We do not go to churches across this country to entertain, we go to churches across this country to serve and glorify Jesus Christ.”