Today, I want to take this time to remember Bishop J.O. Patterson, Jr. While preparing for the AIM convention last year, I recall learning of his passing. It was definitely a shock and great loss to the Church of God In Christ. His life was so deeply rooted in the COGIC. He was the grandson of the late Bishop C.H. Mason, founder of the Church Of God In Christ, and son of the former Presiding Bishop J.O. Patterson Sr. He was also the cousin of the former Presiding Bishop G. E. Patterson. Within the Church Of God In Christ, Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr. was Chairman of The General Assembly. The General Assembly is the only legislative authority within the church empowered to establish rule of doctrine and practice for the national church. Its membership consists of COGIC members and certain other delegates. I am thankful for all the things he contributed while he was with us. We continue to keep his family lifted in prayer as well.
May you continue to rest in peace………