A MAN OF FAITH, VISION & OBEDIENCE
Bishop Dwight David Pate
Founder & Senior Pastor of Church Point Ministries
5686 Winbourne Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Born and raised in Tunica, Louisiana, Bishop Pate accepted the call on his life at age 13. While he went astray for a season due to the influence of an older brother, since the age of 25, he has been full-time in ministry. Church Point Ministries was founded in 1983 where he serves as Senior Pastor and in 1992, he was ordained a Bishop by Apostle Clifford Turner of Liberty Temple in Chicago, Illinois.
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 prayer shack on Scenic Highway to Oswego Street to Tecumseh Street where WNDC 910 AM Radio Station and the Church Point Ministries Christian Academy were also housed for over 16 years. Then, while completing the renovation of the new Church Point Ministries Christian Arts Complex on North Harrells Ferry Road that included a sanctuary, a theater,a banquet hall, a prayer call center, and a media studio, a terrible flood washed it all away resulting in the latest move to Winbourne Avenue in June 2018. Bishop Pate sees this new location with a sanctuary, 16 offices, an auditorium, and a basketball court as the place to impact the inner city and touch the nation via a broadcast satellite network.
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 and the creation of a Christian economy, he envisions 500 African-American missionary millionaires will come forth out of Louisiana to bring revival to the world with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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 7 1/2 months; in 2000 for 5 months and again in 2013 for 11 ½ months. During the first shut in, the LORD spoke to him to pray over olive oil and send this holyanointed prayer oil out free of charge all over the world. To date, over 16 million bottles have been given away! To GOD be all the glory! He also hosts a weekly prayer line where intercessors and prayer warriors call in to pray for the needs of the people,our nation, and the world.
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 Baton Rouge, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta to renew minds in the inner city; and he has served as a civil rights fighter in the local community to secure jobs, march against the governor’s mansion and put an unprecedented number of Black judges on the bench in the state of Louisiana.
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 accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their life. His television show, “Bishop Pate Update” airs weekdays at 7AM on the local CW Network and he also can be heard daily on WTQT 106.1 FM.
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 and recording well over five thousand sermons.
He is married to the love of his life, Sandra, blessed to father Rorick, Faith and Melissa, and honored to be the grandfather to Kayden, Marissa & Madison.