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Bishop GE Patterson Classic ‘HolyGHOST Experience at 16 years old

You Need The Holy Ghost- Pentecost 1999 Bishop Gilbert Earl “GE” Patterson (September 22, 1939 [1] — March 20, 2007[2]) 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 WA (1898–1991) and Mary Patterson (1901–1981) in Humboldt, Tennessee. He was reared in Memphis, Tennessee and Detroit, Michigan. Bishop Patterson’s uncle was JO Patterson, Sr. (1912–1989), the Presiding Bishop of (COGIC) from 1968 until his death. He was the first cousin to Bishop JO 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. Bishop JS Bailey ordained him in 1958 as an elder in the Church of God in Christ. In 1962, Patterson became co-pastor with his father at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis. Patterson continued his pastorate in 1975 as the founder and pastor of Temple of Deliverance, the Cathedral of the Bountiful Blessings near downtown. Today, Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ is one of the nation’s fastest growing congregations with over 18000 on its membership roll. In 2000, Calhoun street where Bountiful Blessing is located was renamed GE Patterson Ave., in honor of the Bishop. Patterson founded the rapidly