Dear Bishop Bates,
My warmest congratulations to you on your election to the position of Patriarch for the Charismatic Espiscopal Church. You are a remarkable leader that God has used powerfully around the world, in the Northeast, Long Island, and in my own life. You have a rare generosity of spirit that has drawn people to yourself.
Your involvement with Concerts of Prayer has been an important pillar in building racial and denominational unity. The very name of your church on Long Island is a testimony of your belief in the priority of Jesus’ calling as High Priest.
We celebrate your life, your love for the church, and your legacy.
With great affection,
Dr. Mac Pier
Concerts of Prayer Greater New York
The New York City Leadership Center