The Right Reverend Doctor Malcolm Patterson

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The Right Reverend Doctor Malcolm Patterson
Bishop General, DMI
Member, DMI Executive Board
Dayspring Ministries International


Personal Profile for

Dr. Malcolm L. Patterson

General Pastor and Bishop

Evangelical Christian Church

The Lord has called me to a ministry of education and service primarily in public sector Massachusetts school districts which I served for 33 years prior to retirement. I am currently serving in my third year as Professor of Education and Dean of Graduate Studies at Gordon College, a 1650-student nationally ranked Christian liberal arts college in Wenham Massachusetts. All the while, since my ordination in 1971, I have also maintained a parallel Christian ministry of preaching and teaching within my hometown United Methodist Church. On April 10th of 2003, I received ordination as a minister from the Evangelical Christian Church and subsequently by the Association of Evangelical Community Churches. 


Boston University  Elementary Education  B.S.  1967
Boston University Sacred Theology  64 hours 1969
Boston University School Administration Ed.M.  1974
U. Mass./Boston Curriculum Leadership M.A.  1985
U. Mass./Amherst Educational Leadership Ed.D.  1992 

Professional Experience

Dean of Graduate Studies      2001-present
Gordon College, Wenham, MA 

Superintendent of Schools
Holbrook, MA Public Schools     1996-2001
Bellingham, MA Public Schools     1990-1996 
Associate Superintendent of Schools     1985-1990  
Acting Superintendent      1988-1989
Gloucester, MA Public Schools 
Middle School Asst. Principal     1981-1985
Elementary Principal      1974-1981
Gloucester, MA Public Schools 
Elementary Classroom Teacher     1969-1974
Gloucester, MA Public Schools 

Other Related Experience

General Pastor & Bishop, ECC     November 2003
Ordination: Minister, ECC & AECC     2003
Director of Missions, ECC & AECC     2003  
Ordination: United Methodist Deacon    1972
Lay Pastor: Broadway United Methodist Church
Lynn, Massachusetts      1972- 2003 
Lecturer in Education      1980-1985
Part time Adjunct Faculty      1996-2001
Gordon College, Wenham, MA 

Massachusetts Department of Education
Licensure Review Panel Member     1998 - Present