This week we lost the earthly companionship of one of our General Conference Officers and an extraordinary witness for Jesus Christ when Apostle Doug Patterson passed on following a heart attack. Doug and Donna have made great sacrifices so that Doug’s ministry could encompass 2-3 months at-a-time away from work and home, demonstrating their commitment to the truth of the restored gospel and the work whereunto they felt called.
Brother Doug traveled extensively, providing ministry in many nations of Africa and Latin America and throughout the United States. He was a willing worker, with no task too small for his or Donna’s attention. His easy “I love you”, sweet demeanor, generous spirit and go-to ethic will take many people to replace. His love of the gospel, treasure of testimonies, and travels made possible through the tithes of the Saints, have allowed many throughout the world to come to a knowledge of Jehovah’s covenants and latter-day church restored through Joseph Smith.
In recent years Doug and Donna have been exploring the conditions and promises placed upon the Book of Mormon’s “promised land.” Doug had been reaching out to native American peoples within the United States, preparing to call them to remembrance of their place within the House of Israel and to teach them the covenants and promises that extend to those willing to accept Jesus as Messiah.
Brother Doug was a charter board member of Give Back Hope International and served as President for several years. He was also a charter board member of the Restoration Institute for Zionic Education and was serving as vice-president at the time of his passing.
This servant of Christ will be greatly missed among us, and no doubt continues his labors for the Kingdom even now.
We invite you to send remembrances and condolences to Donna and family in care of the conference at:
Conference of Restoration Branches
Doug Patterson Family
411 E. 23rd Street S, Suite C
Independence, Missouri 64055 (USA)
A memorial service for Brother Doug took place Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Bolivar, MO.