Archive for December, 2012


Join Us In Honoring the Life of Thomas R. Patete

Thomas R. Patete, longtime Executive Director of Great Commission Publications (GCP), went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2012. Patete, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America, served Christ’s church through his position at GCP for 34 years.

“Tom was a quiet and humble man who lived out the convictions of his Christian faith on a daily basis. His commitment to the church, both the local church and the denomination, could be seen in his work with pastors, their educational committees, and the frequent teaching of Sunday school classes. He had a special place in his heart for middle- and small-sized churches. This was reflected in both his pastorates and his work at GCP,” said Mark Lowrey, GCP’s Director of Publications.

“He thought and spoke only the best about people. He never talked about people in a disparaging way, giving everyone the benefit of the doubt,” said Lowrey. “He truly had a pastor’s heart. He will be greatly missed.” Read the rest of this entry »