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Hood Memorial AME Zion Church Leadership

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church is blessed to have Pastor Patania L. Eiland-Shorter who is truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following is a brief bio's of her leadership, accomplishments, dedication to the ministry.

Rev. Patania L. Eiland-Shorter

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Pastor Patania L. Eiland-Shorter has been in the ministry for 24 years as a minister and has been a Pastor for 11 years of this time. She has also served several churches as Minister of Music, Second Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio, Spellman Chapel AME Church, Kent, Ohio, Johnson’s Chapel AME Church, Fort Worth, Texas, Garth Chapel AME Church, Dallas, Texas, and New Bethel AME Zion Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has pastored the following congregations: Snow Hill AME Zion Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina for 5 years. St. Paul AME Zion Church, Sanford, North Carolina for 2 years and her current charge, Hood Memorial AME Zion Church since November 19, 2017 and have been a blessing to this congregation. Her innovative and creative style of leadership has placed this congregation on a level of doing things outside the norm. Under her leadership there has been several ministries added to meet the need of the “Whole You” and to serve each age group from our babes to our silver and gold membership there is something for everyone here at Hood.


COMMITTEES AND BOARDS:

She is active on all levels to include the local level as serving on the Fayetteville District Board of Evangelism and on the Finance Committee. She is the Assistant Conference Secretary for the Central North Carolina Annual Conference. She has served for 25 Years at Cumberland County Human Resources as the Training Manager. She is currently working on her B.S.B.A. in Globally Human Resource Management.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS:Pastor Patania L Eiland-Shorter

Our Pastor is not only a dynamic preacher, she is also an author, songwriter, playwright and she is always working for the upbuilding of God’s Kingdom. Her book “Darkside of Women” is one that reaches women and Women’s Groups to help ladies to take an inner look at themselves and check the Eve side of things. She is a songwriter and has worked with three groups with CD Recordings:, Patania L. Eiland and the Fayetteville Community Mass Choir, Central North Carolina Recording Choir, and has released recently the CD “I’m In His Plans” with our dynamic choir and band here at Hood Memorial AME Zion Church.


BUSINESS GOALS:

She is an entrepreneur starting her own record label “Likita Records” and is working on building the artists sheet for this endeavor.


FAMILY:

Pastor Patania L Eiland-Shorter is married to Bro. Kenneth Shorter and has a step-son, Andre Bryant.

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Pastor Patania L. Eiland-Shorter has been in the ministry for 24 years as a minister and has been a Pastor for 11 years of this time. She has also served several churches as Minister of Music, Second Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio, Spellman Chapel AME Church, Kent, Ohio, Johnson’s Chapel AME Church, Fort Worth, Texas, Garth Chapel AME Church, Dallas, Texas, and New Bethel AME Zion Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has pastored the following congregations: Snow Hill AME Zion Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina for 5 years. St. Paul AME Zion Church, Sanford, North Carolina for 2 years and her current charge, Hood Memorial AME Zion Church since November 19, 2017 and have been a blessing to this congregation. Her innovative and creative style of leadership has placed this congregation on a level of doing things outside the norm. Under her leadership there has been several ministries added to meet the need of the “Whole You” and to serve each age group from our babes to our silver and gold membership there is something for everyone here at Hood.


COMMITTEES AND BOARDS:

She is active on all levels to include the local level as serving on the Fayetteville District Board of Evangelism and on the Finance Committee. She is the Assistant Conference Secretary for the Central North Carolina Annual Conference. She has served for 25 Years at Cumberland County Human Resources as the Training Manager. She is currently working on her B.S.B.A. in Globally Human Resource Management.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS:Pastor Patania L Eiland-Shorter

Our Pastor is not only a dynamic preacher, she is also an author, songwriter, playwright and she is always working for the upbuilding of God’s Kingdom. Her book “Darkside of Women” is one that reaches women and Women’s Groups to help ladies to take an inner look at themselves and check the Eve side of things. She is a songwriter and has worked with three groups with CD Recordings:, Patania L. Eiland and the Fayetteville Community Mass Choir, Central North Carolina Recording Choir, and has released recently the CD “I’m In His Plans” with our dynamic choir and band here at Hood Memorial AME Zion Church.


BUSINESS GOALS:

She is an entrepreneur starting her own record label “Likita Records” and is working on building the artists sheet for this endeavor.


FAMILY:

Pastor Patania L Eiland-Shorter is married to Bro. Kenneth Shorter and has a step-son, Andre Bryant.

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Pastor Patania L Eiland-Shorter interview on Insta live

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Pastor Patania L Eiland-Shorter selected to be on of the "elite & distinguished honoreed of this years 2022 top pastors of excellence awards

(therhythmofgospelawards.com)

The entire Executive Staff of the National and Independent Gospel Music Association and the 2018-2019 Rhythm of Gospel Awards Selection Committee are pleased to announce that out of 737 potential and well deserving Pastors, Pastor Patania L Eiland-Shorter has been selected to be one of the “Elite & Distinguished Honorees for this years 2022 Top Pastors of Excellence Awards.  This prestigious award of honor will highlight some of the nations very best Bishops, Pastors, Evangelist, Prophetess, and Spiritual Leaders for their consistency, motivational and spiritual delivery, community empowerment and excelling growth through ministry, worship and praise. Congratulations to our Pastor.


Pastor Patania L Eiland-Shorter

Pastor Patania L Eiland-Shorter will be Mitchel Chapel AME Zion Church special guest on their Women's Empowerment on Monday, July 26 at 7 pm via Zoom. Meeting ID is 304 442 2341. Rev Anissa T. Little, Host. Asking ALL ladies to please support your Pastor.

Pastor Patania L. Eiland-Shorter's interview on the morning show with bishop samual mcgill

Pastor Patania Eiland-Shorter on the Radio Interview on Tuesday, April 27 on the Morning Show with the Bishop Samuel McGill, here it is. Pastor Shorter is introducing the music and book that she wrote along with the singers of Hood Memorial Celebration Choir featuring the song, "Use Me" lead by Lora Johnson. This radio station is National and Stellar Award known all over. Enjoy!


the dark side of women: a time to reflect and unite

This book is a reflection and a guide for women who want to face the truth. If you want to know why women do what they do, and make sure that you are not that villain who causes tumult in the house, on the job, at the church, in others relationships and in your own relationships, then you would want to read this book. This book is for women who are serious about looking at oneself in the mirror. This book is not for those who are in denial or wanting to point the finger at someone else. Perhaps you say, "Well I've never been envious or jealous of anyone," or I've never connived my way in anything." I encourage you to read on and see if you don't find yourself. Even if you have never ever done anything to attack or hurt someone intentionally, maybe you have been a victim, or you may have been a bystander and knew what was going on and did nothing, or perhaps you are the villain. The key is reflecting and admitting to which role you played. There is a biblical and spiritual side to thjis book. We will review what the Bible has to say and look at stories of women in the Bible and how they had to deal with their own "dark side". My prayer is that everyone who reads this book will bet better once they finished and truly do a soul searching and purging of anything that is from the "dark side" lingering in their heart or mind.

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patania l. eiland & the fayetteville community mass choir

The Patania L. Eiland & The Fayetteville Community Mass Choir was established in August of 1996. The choir recorded the CD Project"We're Not Here for Shape, Form or Fashion". All songs were written by Pastor Patania L. Eiland-Shorter and the choir was comprised of singers from Fayetteville and surrounding areas.












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1.  We're Not Here Not Shape, Form or Fashion
2.  Ready When Jesus Comes
3.  Be Still My Child, I'm Near
4.  Washed In His Blood
5.  He Shall Come Quickly
6.  For Lord We Are Yours
7.  He's My Personal Savior
8.  Happiness Is Where The Lord Is
9.  Happiness Is Where The Lord Is (Instrumental)

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central north carolina recording choir

In 2010, The Central North Carolina Recording Choir comprised of members of the Central North Carolina Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, recorded the CD Project "Joy is Coming Afterwhile" which all songs were written by Pastor Patania L. Eiland-Shorter. This choir was included Pastors, Preachers and Laity of the AME Zion Church. This choir recorded a Christmas Show on the Spiritual Awakening program as well.

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hood memorial ame zion church celebration choir

October 19, 2019, The Hood Memorial AME Zion Church Celebration Choir recorded the CD Project "I'm In His Plans". Songs written by Pastor Patania L. Eiland-Shorter and two songs written by Pete Everett  and Lynn Muldrow and an instrumental by Bob James. The band at Hood also have their own group called "The Prodigal Sons". This album is now playing on Internet outlets and are available on Online Stores, i.e. Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and many more.

The Pastor is a songwriter, musician and author who has been a blessing to each congregation that she has been charged. Each church has been better for her being there. In her own words she would say, "To God be All the Glory".

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