Bishop Morton Paul S. Morton will not spend his retirement in a rocking chair; he continues to evolve. He is the founding father of one of the largest Reformations in the nation, Full Gospel Baptist International Fellowship and Senior Pastor of Changing A Generation (FGBC) located in Atlanta, Georgia and the co-pastor of Greater St. Stephen (FGBC) in New Orleans. He’s a recording artist, songwriter, six-time Stella award winner, Grammy-nominated and gifted author. And now Bishop Paul S. Morton can add designer eyewear to his repertoire of many accomplishments.
The official Paul S. Morton Signature Eyewear Collection (PSM Eyewear), was launched on March 31, 2016 at the Loft at Castleberry Hill on Northside Drive in Atlanta, GA. Family and friends attended the informative, insightful and fun event. Many took selfies with Bishop Morton while wearing a pair of his signature eyewear.
The concept began nearly two years ago when Bishop Morton lost his eyeglasses and notified his optometrist Dr. Michael Acker of Acker Optique. Bishop Morton asked Acker to order him another pair of eyeglasses; he proceeded and discovered they were discontinued. Acker sent Bishop Morton a pair of eyeglasses that were chic, trending and innovative. Bishop Morton immediately recognized they were not the same however, Acker convinced him to try them out. During Bishop’s travels, he received many compliments on his new eyeglasses. One day Acker and Bishop Morton stood next to each other after service greeting the congregates, again many compliments were given regarding the eyeglasses. Talk about a defining moment they looked at each other and realized they were onto something and begin the process of creating the Paul S. Morton Eyewear which formed a partnership between Bishop Morton and Acker Optique LLC. Bishop Morton said, “We sat down together at the beginning of the project with a clear goal of creating a serious collection of eyewear which would reflect attention to detail and quality.”
Bishop Morton’s lost eyeglasses is now discovered through his new innovative, chic and sophisticated collection. The Bible says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28.
PSM Eyewear was handmade in Italy, with a double flex hinge to contour to your face; it comes with Bishop’s signature embossed on the frame which signifies quality, and excellence. The distinctive sword on the side handle of the eyeglasses represents the ‘Sword of Spirit’ as in Ephesians 6:17. The unisex eyeglasses feature an assortment of bold frames which are his iconic style starting from modern two-tones to basic black. Bishop Morton says, “In all my life, I’ve preached to people to see better through the spiritual and feel good. Today, I am excited about my new eyewear, which shows people how to see better through the physical and look good. The best teaching I have received is to be the best one can be in everything.” Bishop continues by stating “This is why I am proud of my new signature eyewear, as I continue to live up to my brand name.” Bishop Morton continues to be a trailblazer and is known for setting trends.
Acker Optique LLC in Atlanta, are the originators and developers of the Paul S. Morton Signature Eyewear Collection “We are all about vision…you only have a single face, frame it well.” – Dr. Michael Ackers. Acker Optique has also partnered with Eye of Hope by donating your unused glasses to those who are less fortunate. The charitable organization provides eyewear and runs a mobile eye care clinic and vision related projects. They support local communities around the world through different programs that bring disaster relief, education, eye care and eyewear to places that they are needed the most.
Many have asked Bishop Morton what’s next. I would put it this way, the Bible says, “Eyes have not seen, nor ears heard, nor have entered into the heart of man. The things God has prepared for those who love Him” 1 Corinthians 2:9. As I previously stated Bishop Morton may have retired but there’s no rocking chair for him, he continues to evolve!
Learn more about the Paul S. Morton Eyewear: paulsmortoneyewear.com or ackeroptique.com