Pastor E.W. Whitfield
Superintendent Earnest W. Whitfield is a second generation in the "Church Of God In Christ." His mother, the late Hillsboro District Miswsionary, Lela K. Whitfield answered her call to teach God's word in 1960. Her question was, "Lord, where do you want me to start?" Her answer came back to her, "Start in your home."
That monday night she taught her first lesson in our home to her hamily. Earnest Whitfield was eleven years old; but he understood the message and accepted Christ as his personal Saviour that night. In 1961, he accepted his call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Since 1961, Earnest W. Whitfield seved as Assistant to the pastor for Elder O. L. Nichols at the Nichols Temple COGIC in Itasca, Texas. In the early 1970s, he became the assistant to Dr. C. J. Jones, who pastored the Emmanuel Temple, COGIC, Hillsboro, Texas.
He served in different capacities in the Hillsboro District, COGIC, Inc. In 1981, Earnest W. Whitfield was ordained by Bishop J. N. Haynes; Prelate of the "Texas Northeast Jurisdiction," Church Of God In Christ.
That same year, Earnest W. Whitfield began his first pastorage in Alvarado, Texas at the Little Saint Luke, COGIC. The Church was renamed, "Faith Memorial, Church Of God In Christ, Outreach Ministries"
In 1984, Earnest W. Whitfield was appointed Assistant Superintendent of the Hillsboro District, under the late Superintendent J.L. Carter. In January of 1994, Earnest W. Whitfield was appointed Superintendent of the Hillsboro District, Texas Northeast Jurisdiction. He presently serves in this capacity.
Superintendent Whitfield recieved the call of God to began a new ministry in Hillsboro, Texas. He heeded the call and Founded "The Potter's House Experience," Church Of God In Christ in December 2007, in the city of Hillsboro, Texas.
Words From Our Pastor
It is with a humble spirit that I accept the call of God to lead a people who are called by HIS name. I count it a privilege to be chosen by God to share in this Gospel Ministry. Over fifty years ago, I heard the voice of God tell me to preach His Gospel. I said, "Yes Lord." My life has never been the same.
I accepted the Lord at eleven years old. I have two sons who accepted Christ in their life at the ages of 9 and 11 years old. They made the choice to accept Christ in their life without me or their mother forcing them to do so. If I accepted Christ in my life at an early age, and my sons did the same. Surely other young people can do the same. God is of no respect for the person.
My goal is to see as many young men taking the responsibility of fatherhood seriously. If the "Father" is in his proper place; everyone in the family would be in their proper place. If we could get fathers back in the home,...saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost; we would start to see our communities take a turn for the better. Charity starts at home and spread abroad.
Secondly, I would like to see the church filled with young people seeking to be saved, sanctified; baptize with the Holy Ghost and striving for deeper depths in Christ Jesus.
I want "The Potter's House Experience" church to be that safe haven where young people and adults alike can come and be assured that they will hear the Gospel Of Jesus Christ and taught the principles of the doctrine of Jesus Christ. Salvation is for, "whosoever will," let him come and drink of the Living Water that only Jesus Christ can give.