Jurisdictional Office of the Chief Adjutant

The Servant Ministry of the Church of God in Christ

The National Adjutancy is a team of people who are united and organized to help make ministry work. Some of the responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the dignified execution of home-going celebrations for deceased leaders, assisting the Bishop in the orderly conduction of jurisdictional ceremonial occasions as well as performing any other duty that the Presiding Bishop may assign.

The Adjutancy Corps was established as the mechanism through which these essential traditions could be preserved and enacted. The essence of this servant ministry in the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. is long-standing; however, the Corps has been under formal organization and appointed leadership since 1976, under the administration and direction of the first elected Presiding Bishop, his grace, the Honorable Bishop James Oglethorp Patterson, Sr.

Adjutancy Team

  • Bishop Gabriel J. Hatcher, Sr., Administrative Assistant-Protocol
  • Pastor Timothy Williams, Episcopal Adjutant