Lifestyles of the Rich and Churchy? I was the transportation coordinator several years back for the late Bishop G. E. Patterson in the late 90′s and early in this decade.
During that time it was my responsibility to coordinate the safe arrival of Bishop Patterson’s guests.
Whether these were household names, or just those who were those that were endeared to Bishop Patterson that few others knew, I can say that I have met most of the big names on the Christian Circuit during this time.
Bishop G. E. Patterson was such a good man that he spent hours and many dollars to make sure that his guests were treated with respect and dignity.
I have shared the car with most of the notable names in ministry, and I did it for a word that is seldom used in Christiandom. I did it for free!
I did well enough in the car business at that time that I didn’t need to solicit a salary from my pastor. These experiences helped me as a preacher because to see that those whose names were up in lights are just people like we are. This helped me many times because I said if he can do it
so can I. I found out that many of them had issues just like the rest of us. Can you imagine my surprise that one of the biggest names in Christiandom, stutters greatly in regular conversation, but speaks like a oratorical whiz in the pulpit? It was definitely sobering and encouraging to see that these people where not those who where from another planet.
Well all of that was not the purpose of my post. I will now drop off the mail that I intended to leave initially.
More… |for more of this blog-post, by Pastor Stephen F. Smith, go HERE.