Elder Jaimie Patterson is the Visionary/Founder of Equip, Edify and Encourage Ministries, Inc. For the past 28 years, he's sought to use the gifts of Teaching and Administration in adhering to the Great Commission call and five-fold ministry mandate of Christ; that is, to win souls into the kingdom. Through practical, biblical-based teaching, Elder Patterson desires to properly equip, edify and encourage individuals for both kingdom and marketplace endeavors.
While pursuing collegiate endeavors in the areas of Finance and Accounting, Elder Patterson answered the call to ministry at age 20 (1990). This answer to the 'call' led to subsequent biblical studies and graduation from The Christian Ministries Institute in Cleveland, TN as an Ordained Minister. For the next 10 years in Dallas, TX, he served in a number of ministerial capacities including Youth Director, Assistant Church Administrator and Associate Pastor with a local chapter of The Church of God (TN) and Gulf-South Territory Church of God (LA).
In 1999, Patterson joined The Potter's House Church of Dallas of which he has now been a covenant member for 20 years. He continued his training in biblical studies graduating from The Potter's House School of Ministry as an Ordained Elder. His labor of love at The Potter's House Church of Dallas has included service in the following auxiliaries:
Guardians Ministry (Homeless Outreach)
Transformation Outreach (Mental/Chemical Dependency)
MegaCare Missions Outreach (Local/International)
Bereavement & Baptism Departments (Church Ordinances)
The Potter's Institute (Educational)
The Potter's House School of Ministry (Educational)
As an Instructor with The Potter's House School of Ministry, he assisted with the training of potential Minister and Elder "Elects" in such subject matters as Old and New Testament Survey, as well as Christology. More in-depth doctrinal studies taught by Patterson included Church History, The Cross, The Resurrection, Revelation and The Reign of Christ; just to name a few. Patterson has served as a Lead Elder of a team of 70 Elders and Ministers with The Potter's House Church and was recently promoted to Assistant Chief of Altar Protocol. Additionally, he's been honored with the opportunity to serve The Potter's House Church in its local, corporate and operational endeavors, as well as national conference events.
Administratively, Patterson has employment experience in the Real Estate, Legal and Banking sectors, with both For- Profit and Non-Profit entities. It is from this experience, coupled with his ministerial call, that Patterson founded Equip, Edify and Encourage Ministries, Inc. He feels 'commissioned ' to see the lives of believers and unbelievers changed through the transforming message of Christ, whether in church circles or the marketplace, using technology as one of the mediums for biblical-based teaching and inspiration. The initial launch of Patterson's technology endeavors began with a number of weekly devotionals in 2016 recorded live via Facebook social media. Patterson continues to leverage the aforementioned platform as well as other media platforms to date for the propagation of the gospel.
Patterson is a people-person, one who consistently encourages others, as he firmly believes that EVERYONE CAN GET UP! Elder Patterson recently celebrated 28 years of marriage with his friend and high school sweetheart, Jo Patterson, who is also an Elder of The Potter's House Church. They steward the lives of three children whom they believe will leave a positive, lasting imprint on this world.
Husband, Father, Teacher, Mentor, Encourager....all for the purpose of God to transform and inspire the lives of others.