ABOUT BISHOP DWIGHT D. PATE
About Bishop Dwight D. Pate
Church Point Ministries
12061 North Harrells Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Born and raised in Tunica, Louisiana, Bishop Pate accepted the call on his life at age 13. As a young adult he got off trackdue to the influence of an older brother, however, since 1979, he has been full-time in the ministry. Church Point Ministries started in 1983 and in 1992, he was ordained a Bishop under Apostle Clifford Turner of Liberty Temple in Chicago, IL.
The foundational scripture that Bishop Pate stands on is Proverbs 29:18, “Without a vision, the people perish”. His visionary leadership has taken the church from a shack on Scenic Highway to Tecumseh Street where WNDC 910 AM Radio Station and Church Point Ministries Christian Academy were also housed. Now, the new Church Point Ministries Arts Complex has been remodeled on North Harrells Ferry Road to include the House of Testimonies Children’s Church, the 500 seat Dream Makers Theater for Christian plays, concerts and workshops, the 75 seat King Solomon’s Banquet Hall, a Prayer Call Center, and the Tell-A-Vision studios that will be home to the Radio Video Network. The last addition will be the School of Creativity for children to raise the standard in the arts so that the gifts and talents of our people are used to bring our GOD glory to change the world!
Prophetically, Bishop Pate sees giant Black men rising up to touch Africa, thereby launching an evangelistic thrust to cover the world, and reestablish the moral standard, especially here in America. Through the arts – the financing, production and distribution of our creative outpouring – 500 missionary millionaires will come forth out of Louisiana to build a Christian economy to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit those in prison and take in the stranger.
What carries Bishop Pate from one season to the next is the sovereign grace of GOD and the power of prayer in his life. To date, he has shut up to pray three times: in 1994 for 71/2 months; again in 2000 for 5 months and most recently in 2013 for 11 ½ months. During the first shut in, the LORD spoke to him to pray over olive oil and send it out free of charge all over the world. To date, over 16 million bottles have been sent out! To GOD be all the glory!
Not only is Bishop Patea prayer warrior, he is a sacrificial seed sower who loves helping GOD’S people and has planted churches and supported mission work in the Caribbean, Asia, South America & Africa, in addition to raising funds for Christian television including PTL, Cornerstone, DayStar, CTN and Super Channel 55 in Florida. Furthermore, as an evangelist he is known for holding long revivals in Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Los Angeles and Atlanta; and he has worked as a civil rights fighter in the local community to secure jobs, march against the governor’s mansion and put more black judges on the bench in the state of Louisiana than any other place in America.
Clearly, what matters most to Bishop Pate is soul winning.Whether by direct mail, radio, television or social media, Bishop lives to encourage just one more soul to confess JESUS CHRIST. He is planning to return to television by the end of the year with his show “Pate Update” where he will discuss views in the news in the light of GOD’S word and remind us all that the best is still yet to come.
Creatively, he is an accomplished poet who has written two books of poetry –“The Stallion” & “Who Do I Turn to When I am all Alone”. He has authored three books — “Breakthroughs from Another World”, “The Challenge” and “I Think I Thought I Knew/No Place for an Original Idea” and written a chapter in “Man Power/ The Call to African American Men For Spiritual Revival” – as well as executive producing several albums & CD’s.
This anointed man of GOD is married to Lady Sandra and is blessed to father Rorick, Faith and Melissa, and to honored to be the grandfather to three beautiful grandchildren: Kayden, Marissa & Madison