ATLANTA, GA. — The bible says: “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15. This scripture was referenced to several times during the celebration services at Changing A Generation (FGBC). The celebration was intentional for framing and establishing the work and sustaining the ministry of God’s people.
Bishop Paul S. Morton’s celebratory 9th Anniversary event began Tuesday, March 11, at Changing A Generation West and ended March 15, at the East location in Decatur, GA. Many Pastors, family and friends from near and far came to celebrate the great man of God. Theme illuminations were given by Robert and William Maxwell nephews of Bishop Morton and Elder Sheila Griffin. Tears of joy, laughter, smiles, and appreciation permeated the atmosphere in honor of this special occasion.
The church celebrated the weekend event in grand style with four keynote speakers: Dr. E. Dewey Smith, pastor of The House of Hope Atlanta, www.houseofhopeatl.org Prophet Herman Mitchell of Changing A Generation, www.cagmin.org, Bishop William Murphy III, pastor of the dReam Center, www.thedreamcenterchurch.org and Bishop Steven B. Hall, pastor of Rhema Christian Fellowship, therhemanation.org, these infamous speakers highlighted the event with profound words to catapult not only the honoree but parishioners to the next level.
Bishop Morton and his wife moved to Atlanta, GA after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The man of God lost everything however; with his faith in God, he was lead to move to Atlanta. He continued to build a ministry that would be pleasing to God. Bishop Morton faced many obstacles but he trusted God against all odds. The scripture “In Him I live, move and have my total existence.” Act 17:28” is so befitting. Bishop Morton heard God and started his church called Changing A Generation (Changing the Way we do Church) in 2006 in the Decatur area. As the church grew he relocated in 2009 to the Southwest Atlanta area across from the Greenbriar Mall then in 2012, he opened another campus in Decatur GA. Bishop Morton currently has three churches in two state. Bishop Morton is a visionary, preacher, leader, recording artist and entrepreneur. Due to the constant dynamic leadership, guidance, and vision his life is living proof that God will honor his word, “precept upon precept and line upon line.” Isaiah 28:10. Others may have seen Hurricane Katrina as a devastation or loss however; Bishop Morton saw it as an opportunity to build the body of Christ in Atlanta by changing a generation. After 9 years of serving, we can truly say that Bishop Morton has not seen his “Best Days Yet!”
Written by Etta Hicks