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Rev. Dr. Gary J. Payton Sr

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Rev. Dr. Gary J. Payton Sr, accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in the year of 1984. Not long after that his passion grew to minister the word of God where ever he went. He would go to the prisons, missions, nursing homes, and even to the streets of Baltimore City. Pastor Payton believes in going where ever the Lord would lead him to go.

Pastor Payton served faithfully for three years as a Deacon in training, and in the year of 1987 he was ordained as a Deacon under the leadership of the late Elder Raymond Holcomb at the "Thank God Of Jesus Church" in Baltimore city. He served in the office of Deacon for nearly two years before the Lord called Pastor Payton to Preach God's word; being licensed to preach the Gospel on July 14, 1989. Pastor Payton was then led by the Lord to transition his family, and himself to the "Sweet Fellowship Baptist Church were he served as the Assistant to the Pastor, and he was later ordained to the Gospel ministry in the year of 1998.

A mighty move of God took place in Pastor Gary J. Payton's life when the Lord called him, and his family to Pastor the "New Covenant Evangelistic Outreach Church". Dr. Payton was blessed to Pastor for  nearly eight years under the unction of the Holy Spirit.

Through much prayer and fasting Pastor Gary J. Payton Sr, and his congregation were led to join the "St.James Free Baptist Church" on January 28, 2007, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Pett Allen Sr. What a mighty move of God that was! Upon joining Pastor Payton received the title of "Assistant to the Pastor", and on July 19, 2009 Pastor Payton was installed as the Assistant Pastor of the St. James Free Baptist Church. Upon the passing of Pastor, Rev. Dr. Pett Allen Sr, on December 24, 2014, it was his desire along with the leadership of St. James Free Baptist Church to install Rev. Dr. Gary J. Payton Sr, as the Pastor of the St. James Free Baptist Church.

Rev. Dr. Gary J. Payton Sr, has dedicated his life to the work of the Lord. He is a man who does not and will not compromise the Word, but uses it to edify and strengthen the people of God to love the Lord, and his word. Dr. Payton truly has committed his life to his calling as a Gospel Preacher. Dr. Payton received some of his training from the Baltimore School Of The Bible. Pastor Payton later obtained a B.A. Degree in Christian Ministries from the Sure Foundation Institute, a Masters Degree in Theology, and a Doctoral Degree in Theology from The Philadelphia Bible Institute Bible College & Seminary.

This man of God is known by what he flees from, who he follows after, and who he is faithful to. Pastor Gary J. Payton Sr truly is a man of God!


"Man shall Not Live By Bread Alone, But By Every Word That Proceedeth Out Of The Mouth Of God."   
Matthew 4:4

  August 2018  
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