Mother Mattie McGlothen

Mother Mattie McGlothen

Fourth General Supervisor 1975-1994

Dr. Mattie McGlothen

Dr. Mattie Mae Carter McGlothen was born in Tehuacana, Texas near Mexia (Me-Hare). She was the

eleventh of fifteen children. She attended public school in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and college at Quindaro

College in Kansas City, Kansas.

In July 1921, she was saved; Holy Ghost filled and healed of tuberculosis the same night.

She married Bishop Charles Wenzell McGlothen in September 1923. They founded and pastored churches

in Hugo, Idabelle and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Des Moines, Iowa; Fresno, Los Angeles, Richmond and

Pittsburgh, California.

Dr. Mattie McGlothen served as a Supervisor in California for sixty-one years (1933-1994), and as General

Supervisor for the International Women’s Department and Third President of the Women’s International

Convention of the Church of God in Christ for eighteen years (19767-1994).

She had founded, organized or reorganized the International Hospitality; Education and Scholarship Fund;

Bishop’s Wives Scholarship Fund; Screening Committee for Jurisdictional Supervisors; McGlothen

Foundation; Emergency Relief Fund; WE-12; Lavender Ladies; Leadership Conference for Jurisdictional

Leaders and National Workers; and the Business and Professional Women’s Federation.

The Pavilion in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; a home for missionaries in the Bahamas Island, McGlothen House

Annex, Women’s Department Office and guest house and the Women’s Convention Project, ‘I Am

Concerned,” were a few of her humanitarian efforts.

She passed away on May 4, 1994 at her home in Richmond, California.


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