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Dr. A. Louis Patterson

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Dr.  A. Louis Patterson Obituary
Dr. A. Louis Patterson Jr was born 51 miles east of Austin, 5 miles south of Bartlett, 7 miles west of Friendship and 11 miles north of Taylor in Granger, Texas to Albert Louis and Minnie Esther Patterson on October 8, 1933. Dr. A. Louis Patterson Jr passed away on April 9, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Dr. A. Louis Patterson Jr was recognized internationally as a leading expository preacher, acknowledged five times by his peers as a "LIVING LEGEND" (E. K. Bailey Expository Conference, the WHW Conference on Expository Preaching, Cutting Edge Conference, Next Level Ministers Conference and Christian Education Legendary Preachers Award). Pastor Patterson preached over 150 sermons in various venues of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. He lectured to the Ministers' Division of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. for the last 26 years, many of which he served as a Co-Laborer with the late Dr. C. A. W. Clark of the Good Street Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas. He was recognized by Ebony Magazine with an Honorable Mention as One of America's Greatest Black Preachers and inducted into the Morehouse School of Religion's Hall of Preachers. Pastor Patterson pastored churched in California and Texas, authored books: Prerequisites for a Good Journey, Joy for the Journey, and Wisdom in Strange Places. He conducted revivals throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. He lectured for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Crusade, Iron Sharpens Iron Conference, Promise Keepers, The Urban Alternative, Citywide Revivals in 29 cities, Keswick Convention on Expository Preaching, International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland, College of Biblical Studies, The American Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hampton Ministers Institute four consecutive years, all four National Baptist Conventions, Selma University, Southern Baptist Evangelism Conference, Kentucky Pastors' Conference, BEST Conference, WORDSEARCH, R.A. Williams WHW Expository Conference and the Wisconsin Jurisdiction Holy Convocation COGIC. Pastor Patterson served three times as General Host of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education of the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. in 1997, 2000 and 2010. S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, Inc. personally flew Dr. Patterson overseas to Bermuda to speak to Chick-fil-A's top level management. Dr. Patterson pastored Mount Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas for over 44 years. Dr. Patterson leaves to cherish his life and legacy his devoted wife Melba Lorraine Patterson, his children, Anthony, Alan (Deidra) and Alette, grandson Aldan Lamar Patterson, two sisters, Minnie Cooper Washington (Thomas) and Anita Cullins (Silas) and other family and friends. A viewing will be held Wednesday April 16, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Mount Corinth Missionary Baptist Church 4901 Providence Street. Services will be held Thursday April 17, 2014 at Mount Corinth Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 8:30 am with funeral starting at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park 13747 Eastex Freeway. To view funeral services go to www.faithvideoondemand.com/funeral.


Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 16, 2014
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