Dwayne Pattison Story

My name is Dwayne Pattison and I reside in Caddo Mills with my wife, where I am also the mayor of our town.

I was born May 21, 1949 in Redlands, CA. My mother brought me and 4 siblings to Texas when I was 13 years old. I joined the army at the age of 17 years old, but due to my mother having cancer, had a hardship discharge, in order to work and support my mother and younger siblings. I met my beautiful wife, Joyce, in the summer of 1968 and we married June 21, 1969, and we have been married for 41 years.

 

I first saw my wife while driving and stopped my car to introduce myself. She invited me to church where her Father was the pastor. Before meeting her father, I had never heard about the love of Jesus, although I had been raised in a church. It was through this relationship that I made a decision to follow Jesus and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I worked as a locomotive Engineer with the Union Pacific railroad, but was medically retired in September, 2000, after suffering a broken back from falling down an embankment while looking for body parts of two men who were lying across the railroad tracks. My railroad career ended after 31 years of service. I was the safety captain for my region on the railroad for several years.

I am a member of First Pentecostal Church of God in Greenville, Texas, and have been for 42 years. My wife, Joyce, is the current pastor of the church and I'm the Adult Sunday School teacher, church song leader, play the bass guitar during worship when needed, and I'm also an ordained minister. We have a daughter, Jennifer Welk, who is a teacher in Caddo Mills, and her husband's name is Jesse. We have a son, Jeff Pattison, who is a marketer for a hospital in Greenville area, and his wife's name is Chelsea. We have one granddaughter, Shelbie Welk, who is currently attending ETBU, two grandsons, Nelson Welk, 16 years old, and Landon Pattison, 8 years old. Both attend Caddo Mills ISD.

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