Gospel stars come together to honor Patterson - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Ben Watson

Gospel stars come together to honor Patterson

Plans are in place to record a musical tribute honoring former COGIC Bishop G.E. Patterson.

At the rehearsal for the live CD, singers like Edwin Hawkins said the recording will be a labor of love and a tribute to Bishop G.E. Patterson.

"He was one of the pastors that really embraced us because he understood the ministry of music not only the ministry of being a pastor or preaching," Hawkins said.

The list of people who will perform with Hawkins reads like a who's who list of gospel stars.

Hawkins is producing the live CD along with another gospel great, Moses Tyson Jr.. Tyson worked with Patterson on two earlier CD's titled "Singing The Old Time Way."

Saturday's live recording will be free and open to the public. 

Organizers said Bishop Patterson's wife Louise Patterson will receive a special honor during the event.

Musicians said the live CD will also be available as a DVD and will preseve forever the music that meant so much to Patterson and his faith.

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