Tribute starts at 2:35. Saturday, February 2021 there was a spirit-filled homegoing celebration for Supervisor Mother Ida M. Porter. See full celebration service in video above.
Born to Elder and Mrs. George Flagg, Mother Ida “Maddie” Flagg Porter, is a powerful woman of God with a winning personality, often affectionately referred to as “Ms. Personality”. Put simply, to know her is to love her. A product of Memphis City Schools, Mother Porter is a graduate of Manassas High School, in Memphis, Tennessee and later continued her education at Shelby State Community College.
In 1954, Mother Porter was married to the late Bishop W. L. Porter, founder of Greater Community Temple Church of God in Christ. Shortly thereafter, she accepted her call to the ministry, as a licensed missionary and has served in that capacity faithfully for over 40 years within the Church of God in Christ. She served as the First Lady of Greater Community Temple for 19 years. Simultaneously, she later became the First Lady of the Tennessee Central Jurisdiction in 1982. Mother Porter has served as the district missionary, and is currently the newly appointed, interim Jurisdictional Supervisor of the Tennessee Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.