Elder C. H. Mason Patterson, Sr. is continuing a legacy of service and progress on the foundation built by his forefathers. Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, Founder of the Church Of God In Christ, is his great – grandfather and namesake.
Elder C. H. Mason Patterson was born Sept. 11, 1976, to the union of the late Bishop J. O. Patterson, Jr. and the late Missionary Rose Kelly Patterson.
He was born a leader. He accepted the call to the ministry at the early age of 16. On August 4,1998, he was ordained an elder in the Church Of God In Christ at the age of 21.
In Nov. 2004, Elder Patterson was elected to the COGIC National Trustee Board, the youngest person ever to win a seat on the 15-member body.
In April 2010, he was appointed Assistant Treasurer of the National Church. The following year, he was elected National Treasurer after Bishop Samuel L. Lowe vacated the position.
Continuing in the legacy of his father and grandfather, Elder Patterson was appointed as pastor of Pentecostal Temple Church Of God In Christ by Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake in August 2011. Through his life and ministry, Elder Patterson has demonstrated a caliber of leadership well beyond his years.
He’s anointed. An Innovator. A visionary. And as he leaves, Elder C.H. Mason Patterson, Sr. leaves things better.
In November 2004, he was the youngest person ever elected to the National Board of Trustees of the Church Of God In Christ. During his first term, he served on the Insurance Committee, Property Committee and was a major contributor to the annual COGIC budget.
During his second term, he was appointed Chairman of the Properties Committee where he complied and listed all properties owned by the Church Of God In Christ in the Memphis and Mississippi areas; including all parcel identification numbers and tax appraisals for each property.
In 2009, Elder Patterson was hired as Superintendent of National Properties and Administrator over Saints Academy in Lexington, MS. Before he left his post, he was responsible for the complete renovation of the Lee Building and the Mason Executive Home.
As a former member of the National Trustee Board, he’s proven his dedication, tenacity and loyalty to the church and its people as he served with a spirit of excellence. Just take one look around and see the upgrades and improvements of COGIC properties and you’ll realize, as Elder C.H. Mason Patterson, Sr. leaves, he always leaves things better.
“A GREAT church, full of GREAT people, doing GREAT things for a GREAT God”
Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ entered into a new era of leadership in August 2011, as Elder C. H. Mason Patterson, Sr. was appointed pastor.
He was prepared for God’s calling after years of faithful service as pastoral administrative assistant serving along side his father, the late Bishop J. O. Patterson, Jr.
Elder Patterson is continuing the family’s legacy and leading Pentecostal Temple with a new vision. The historic church has more than 2,000 members and the congregation is steadily growing. He diligently studies the word of God and each week ministers a message of hope and encouragement. The church has over 25 thriving and active ministries.
Within his first year as pastor, a portion of the Lofton Gates Fellowship Hall has been remodeled and the Rushton M. Henley Chapel renovated. Elder Patterson is a selfless leader and often contributes funds from his own coffers to ensure the needs of the church are met.
With a heart for outreach, Elder Patterson and the Pentecostal Temple family minister through six radio broadcasts and a weekly television broadcast. A devoted family man, Elder Patterson launched the Family Fellowship Ministry, an avenue to build strong familial relationships within the congregation. The ministry has sponsored such events as the Wild Game Dinner and the Pre-Labor Day Family Fellowship and Fish Fry which attracts hundreds including many from the Memphis community.
Elder Patterson is spiritually charged and is arming the Big Happy Pentecostal Temple Family to continue to reach the lost in our community and ultimately impact the world.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
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