Paul S. Morton of Changing A Generation Ministries in southwest Atlanta, brought a crowd of over 500 worshippers to their feet at Pittman Park Saturday in the Pittsburgh community after singing “Open the Flood Gates of Heaven: Let It Rain.”
Morton, a grammy award-winning performer, is not just a pastor and gospel music vocalist. He is the presiding bishop of the 2011 Annual Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference held this past week at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Tuesday’s agenda included … and an evening event with pastor and gospel artist Marvin Sapp,”Never Would Have Made It.
“I am proud of what this type event brings to the community,” long-time community organizer Douglas Dean, of Summerhill Neighborhood Inc., said Saturday. “It is absolutely beautiful.”
With its roots in New Orleans, Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church was established in Atlanta following Hurricane Katrina. Bishop Morton relocated the historic Greater St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church to the current location, 3350 Greenbriar Pkwy., following the storm that submerged New Orleans.
Now, with “One Church in Two States,” Bishop Morton serves as senior pastor, with his wife and co-pastor, Dr. Debra B. Morton.
2011 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Day One from Dr. Andy Lewter on Vimeo.
Other performers on Saturday included Brother West Morgan singing crowd pleasing tunes such as, “I Don’t Believe He Brought Me thus Far to Leave Me” and “I Feel the Anointing in this Place” and the Rev. Norman Hutchins sung “Now I Know.”