In 1980, Higher St. Stephen MBC had begun its preliminary switch from their distinctive 600 seat sanctuary facility to a 2000-seat facility adjoining to the distinctive edifice. Throughout this period the church began to develop from 647 members to over 20,000 members presently, growing to a couple church locations inside the Higher New Orleans area. Collectively Higher St. Stephen FGBC equipped eight worship suppliers per week. 5 suppliers on Sunday, and two Phrase Explosion suppliers on Wednesday, and a Friday night Deliverance Service.
Bishop Morton’s dedication to the neighborhood is clear by his participation on the board of One Church-One Addict and the nation’s primary gospel journal, Gospel At the moment. He can be the president of the Paul S. Morton, Sr. Scholarship Basis and president of the Paul S. Morton Bible School and College of Ministry.
Bishop Morton continues to unfold the Phrase of God by the Altering a Era day-to-day radio and weekly television broadcasts which air in quite a few markets nationwide, along with a nationally televised broadcast from Higher St. Stephen FGBC and Altering a Era FGBC-Atlanta on Dream Tv Community, Black Leisure Tv(BET) and Phrase Community. Morton has moreover made appearances on Trinity Broadcasting Community’s Reward The Lord segments, and CBN’s The 700 Membership program.
In 1997, the ministry purchased an Military Naval Base and renamed it St. Stephen Metropolis. This new development offers fairly priced housing to better than 75 households, moreover an residence sophisticated, St. Stephen Manor which supplies housing to over 50 households. Additionally in 1997, the ministry purchased an office establishing which now properties the model new firm headquarters, dwelling to the ministry’s day-to-day operations, and to quite a few completely different neighborhood firms.
Within the early days of his pastoral ministry, Morton’s sermons began to draw a complete bunch of listeners. Since turning into Higher St. Stephen MBC’s senior pastor, he has built-in quite a few seasonal institutes and revivals, fairly just a few neighborhood outreach packages, and utilized over 60 active-in-house ministries.
In December 1974, Pastor Simpson died and the then Assistant Pastor Morton was put in as senior pastor in January 1975. Upon turning into the church’s new pastor, Morton began to resolve to a mission to “help people attain their last potential spiritually” of their relationships with Jesus Christ by educating them to operate in “spirit over ideas.” Beneath Morton’s administration, every the financial progress and the enlargement of the congregation would enhance dramatically.
Bishop Morton graduated from the J. C. Patterson Collegiate Institute, then attended St. Clair School, the place he excelled in music. In 1972 Morton moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and to the Higher St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church (now known as Higher St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church) beneath the pastorate of Reverend Percy Simpson, the place he grew to develop into an assistant pastor. Quickly after arriving in New Orleans, Morton attended and graduated from Union Baptist School and Theological Seminary.
Paul Sylvester Morton is the son of the late bishop C.L. Morton Sr. and the late evangelist Matilda E. Morton. His father pastored two congregations, one in Windsor, Ontario, named Mount Zion Church of God in Christ in Canada and one in Detroit, Michigan, named Mount Zion Tabernacle Church of God in Christ; every have been a part of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. (COGIC) denomination. Rising up, he confirmed experience in music. He sang alongside together with his brothers Bishop C.L. Morton Jr, Bishop James H. Morton, the lesser recognized, George Morton and have develop into recognized all over the place within the nation. He was moreover the founding father of a youthful singing group known as the Junior Progressives and served as director of the Youth Choir in his father’s church.
Paul Sylvester Morton (born July 30, 1950) is an American Baptist pastor. He’s the senior pastor of Altering a Era Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and co-pastor of Higher St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. He can be a recording artist, creator, and founding father of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, Worldwide.