Bishop GE Patterson ministers to us through song on this day reminding us that “Life is worth the living…just because He Lives… “He holds the future.” Bishop Gilbert Earl “G. E.” Patterson (September 22, 1939 – March 20, 2007) was an American Pentecostal-Holiness, Charismatic minister who served as the international Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Inc.
Dr. Bishop Gilbert Patterson was born to Bishop W. A. (1898–1991) and Mary Patterson (1901–1981) in Humboldt, Tennessee. He was reared in Memphis, Tennessee and Detroit, Michigan. Bishop Patterson’s uncle was J.O. Patterson, Sr. (1912–1989), the Presiding Bishop of (COGIC) from 1968 until his death.
He was the first cousin to Bishop J.O. Patterson, Jr., a former interim mayor of Memphis, TN and the current Chairman of the COGIC General Assembly. His best friend and First Assistant Presiding Bishop of the COGIC, Inc., Charles E. Blake, Sr. succeeded him as Presiding Bishop. Main Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.