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Funeral Services Set for Bishop G.E. Patterson
The memorial services and funeral arrangements for Church of God In Christ Presiding Bishop G. E. Patterson will be held at Temple of Deliverance Church of God In Christ at 369 G. E. Patterson in Memphis, Tennessee.
Three services are planned for Bishop Patterson's home going.
Services for the Temple of Deliverance Family and the local Memphis community will take place Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
The Jurisdictional service will be held on Friday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m.
The Official National Church of God In Christ funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m.
Born on September 22, 1939 to Bishop and Mrs. W. A. Patterson, Sr. in Humboldt, Tennessee, Bishop G. E. Patterson was a gospel Minister for over forty years. He was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ in 1957 by Bishop J. S. Bailey in Detroit, Michigan.
Bishop Patterson founded Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in 1975 which has more than 13,000 members. Temple of Deliverance is one of the fastest growing congregations in the country. During his ministerial career, Bishop Patterson organized 7 churches across the country.
He was the founder and president of Bountiful Blessings Ministries which is viewed nationwide and internationally on the BET and TBN cable networks and a variety of local television stations throughout the country. He was the editor and publisher of the Bountiful Blessings Magazine with a distribution list of over 100,000 individuals. Bishop Patterson was the president and general manager of WBBP Radio, a 5000 watt, full gospel radio station. He was also President of Podium Records, a record label whose first project, Bishop G. E. Patterson Presents Rance Allen and the Soul Winner’s Conference Choir, was nominated for a 1999 Grammy Award.
On November 14, 2000, Bishop G. E. Patterson was elected as Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. He was the jurisdictional Prelate of Tennessee Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and a member of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. He was one of the most sought out speakers in the country.
Bishop Patterson and his wife Louise was married for 33 years. We pray for his family in their time of loss.
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