Bishop Paul S. Morton Celebrated, Thanked for 22 Years of Visionary Leadership During Retirement Ceremony at Full Gospel Baptist Conference (Photos, Videos)

Bishop Paul S. Morton and the Greater Change Mass Choir sing for an overflowing crowd during his final recording before retirement at the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church located at 5600 Read Boulevard in New Orleans Monday, July 13, 2015. Bishop Morton is the founder and presiding Bishop of Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
Bishop Paul S. Morton and the Greater Change Mass Choir sing for an overflowing crowd during his final recording before retirement at the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church located at 5600 Read Boulevard in New Orleans Monday, July 13, 2015. Bishop Morton is the founder and presiding Bishop of Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Full Gospel Baptist Conference kicked off Monday night with a live recording of Bishop Paul S. Morton with the Greater Change Mass Choir and Friends.

It was a special night for founder Bishop Morton on Tuesday. The White Tie Gala was hosted by acclaimed actor David Mann (Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns) and his wife, Gospel recording artist Tamela Mann. All the attendees that showed up were there to celebrate Bishop Morton’s retirement.

Since its inception, the Full Gospel Baptist Conference has spread globally with thousands of locations worldwide. In a special presentation, Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of national Urban League and former Mayor of New Orleans, recognized Bishop Morton for his unparalleled impact and contribution to the city of New Orleans.

Bishop Paul S. Morton sold out concert, rehearsal

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Investiture Ceremony of Presiding Bishop Founder Paul S. Morton Sr During 22nd FGBCF Conference
Presiding Bishop Founder Paul Sylvester Morton Sr. is officially vested and retired from the office of Presiding Bishop during the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference in New Orleans, LA on 7/16/2015

Bishop Paul Morton Final Sermon as Presiding Bishop of Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
Presiding Bishop Founder Paul Sylvester Morton Sr. preaches his final sermon as Presiding Bishop during the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference on “Don’t Get It Twisted” 7/16/2015 in New Orleans, LA

Bishop Paul Morton Closes Final Message at 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Presiding Bishop Founder Paul Sylvester Morton Sr. closes his final message as Presiding Bishop during the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference “Don’t Get It Twisted” on 7/16/2015 in New Orleans, LA

Bishop Paul Morton Acknowledges Founding Fathers and Former Bishops in Full Gospel Baptist Church
Presiding Bishop Founder Paul Sylvester Morton Sr. recognizes the founding fathers along with former Bishops of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship including: Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer of the Macedonia International Bible Fellowship, Bishop Larry D. Trotter of the New Century Fellowship, Bishop Neil C. Ellis of the Global United Fellowship and Bishop Clarence E. McClendon before he preaches during his final Presiding Bishop’s Night of the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference on 7/16/2015 in New Orleans, LA

Official Retirement of Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr at 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
Church of God in Christ Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake and presiding bishop was Joseph Warren Walker III give resolution of Presiding Bishop Founder Paul Sylvester Morton Sr. After which Bishop Morton embraces current and former bishops along with family and leaders during his Investiture Ceremony on the 2nd day of the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference in New Orleans, LA on 7/162015

Bishop Paul S. Morton “Passes The Torch” to Bishop Joseph W. Walker III at the 2015 FGBCF Conference
Presiding Bishop Founder Paul Sylvester Morton Sr. releases his mantle of leadership to his successor Presiding Bishop Joseph Warren Walker III at the close of his official retirement ceremony during the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference on 7/16/2015 in New Orleans, LA

Bishop Noel Jones Preaching for 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Bishop Noel Jones preaches for the first night of the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference in New Orleans, LA on 7/15/2015 during the retirement year of the founder and Presiding Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr.

Bishop Noel Jones Closing at 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference
Bishop Noel Jones closes the message “Wear Your Coat” on the first night of the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference in New Orleans, LA on 7/15/2015 during the retirement year of the founder and Presiding Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr.

Bishop Charles E. Blake Preaches for 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr. who preached for the consecration service of Presiding Bishop Founder Paul Sylvester Morton Sr., preaches for the retirement service of the same during the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference on 7/16/2015

Bishop Charles E. Blake Closes at 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr. who preached for the consecration service of Presiding Bishop Founder Paul Sylvester Morton Sr., preaches for the retirement service of the same during the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference on 7/16/2015

Marvin Winans Ministers at 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Bishop-Elect Marvin L. Winans sings a medley of songs and concludes with Bebe Winans and Presiding Bishop Founder Paul S. Morton Sr. on the the Presiding Bishop’s night of the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference in New Orleans, LA on 7/16/2015

Bishop T. D. Jakes Preaches 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. preaches for the final night of the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference in New Orleans, LA on 7/17/2015 during the retirement year of Presiding Bishop Founder, Paul Sylvester Morton Sr.

Bishop T. D. Jakes Closing 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. closes his powerful message for the final night of the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference in New Orleans, LA on 7/17/2015 during the retirement year of Presiding Bishop Founder, Paul Sylvester Morton Sr.

Bishop T. D. Jakes Powerful Prayer of Intercession at 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. closes his powerful message with prayer of intercession and breakthrough on the final night of the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference in New Orleans, LA on 7/17/2015 during the retirement year of Presiding Bishop Founder, Paul Sylvester Morton Sr.

Bishop Rance Allen at 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Bishop Rance Allen sings before Church of God in Christ Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake preaches for the retirement service for Presiding Bishop Founder Paul S. Morton Sr. on 7/16/2015 in New Orleans, LA during the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference

Tasha Cobbs and Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship 2015 Praise and Worship

Ledisi at 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Ledisi sings a medley of songs during the final night of the 22nd Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference before Bishop T. D. Jakes preaches on 7/17/2015 in New Orleans, LA

Paul Morton, Bebe Winans & Marvin Winans at 2015 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference
Presiding Bishop Founder Paul Sylvester Morton Sr. sings with the BeBe Winans and Bishop-Elect Marvin L Winans Sr during Presiding Bishops night of the 22nd. Full Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference before he preaches on July 16 2015 in New Orleans Louisiana

Click here to read: Paul S. Morton overcame ailing voice to record final album at Greater St. Stephen church

@BishopPaulMorton: thank you for 22 years of visionary leadership, sacrificial giving, and sensitivity to the voice of God. We honor you in your retirement as Presiding Bishop, and will always celebrate you as our founder. From International Presiding Bishop @BishopJosephWalker3, 2nd Presiding Bishop @BishopDSBrister, 3rd Presiding Bishop @LLawrenceBrandon, Executive Secretary @LesterLove, Executive Treasurer @BishopMVKelsey, all the tiers of leadership, and all of @FGBCF... Thank You! (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
@BishopPaulMorton: thank you for 22 years of visionary leadership, sacrificial giving, and sensitivity to the voice of God. We honor you in your retirement as Presiding Bishop, and will always celebrate you as our founder. From International Presiding Bishop @BishopJosephWalker3, 2nd Presiding Bishop @BishopDSBrister, 3rd Presiding Bishop @LLawrenceBrandon, Executive Secretary @LesterLove, Executive Treasurer @BishopMVKelsey, all the tiers of leadership, and all of @FGBCF… Thank You!
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)
But God said: #ItsNotOver!!! @BishopJakes is about to bless us here at #FGConf!! @bishoppaulmorton @bishopjosephwalker3 (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
But God said: #ItsNotOver!!! @BishopJakes is about to bless us here at #FGConf!! @bishoppaulmorton @bishopjosephwalker3
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)
Congratulations to @bishopstephens2 and the Central Region in winning the Presiding Bishop's Integrity Award! @bishoppaulmorton @bishopjosephwalker3 (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
Congratulations to @bishopstephens2 and the Central Region in winning the Presiding Bishop’s Integrity Award! @bishoppaulmorton @bishopjosephwalker3
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)
The mayor of New Orleans @MayorLandrieu and the superintendent of the police department Chief Michael Harrison presenting to our Founding Bishop @BishopPaulMorton here at #FGConf #IAmChanged @bishopjosephwalker3 @bishopdsbrister @llawrencebrandon @lesterlove @bishopgregdavis (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
The mayor of New Orleans @MayorLandrieu and the superintendent of the police department Chief Michael Harrison presenting to our Founding Bishop @BishopPaulMorton here at #FGConf #IAmChanged @bishopjosephwalker3 @bishopdsbrister @llawrencebrandon @lesterlove @bishopgregdavis
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)
The mantle has passed! @BishopJosephWalker3, we are behind you! #TheShiftIsOn!!!! #FGConf #IAmChanged @bishopdsbrister @llawrencebrandon @lesterlove @bishopgregdavis (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
The mantle has passed! @BishopJosephWalker3, we are behind you! #TheShiftIsOn!!!! #FGConf #IAmChanged @bishopdsbrister @llawrencebrandon @lesterlove @bishopgregdavis
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)
We love you @BishopPaulMorton! Thank you for all you have done for all of us! #FGConf #IAmChanged (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
We love you @BishopPaulMorton! Thank you for all you have done for all of us! #FGConf #IAmChanged
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)
To God Be The Glory for What He Has Done! Our Founding Bishop @BishopPaulMorton, we honor you! #FGConf Because of you, we all can say #IAmChanged (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
To God Be The Glory for What He Has Done! Our Founding Bishop @BishopPaulMorton, we honor you! #FGConf Because of you, we all can say #IAmChanged
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)
The investiture of our Presiding Bishop/Founder @BishopPaulMorton at #FGConf. #IAmChanged (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
The investiture of our Presiding Bishop/Founder @BishopPaulMorton at #FGConf. #IAmChanged
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)
Presiding Bishop/Founder @BishopPaulMorton and General Overseer @PastorDBMorton heading out for the investiture service at #FGConf #IAmChanged (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
Presiding Bishop/Founder @BishopPaulMorton and General Overseer @PastorDBMorton heading out for the investiture service at #FGConf #IAmChanged
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)
Our Executive Secretary @LesterLove making sure our Presiding Bishop-Elect @BishopJosephWalker3 is all good! #FGConf #IAmChanged (The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l Fan Page / Facebook)
Our Executive Secretary @LesterLove making sure our Presiding Bishop-Elect @BishopJosephWalker3 is all good! #FGConf #IAmChanged
(The Official Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int’l Fan Page / Facebook)

SOURCE: WGNO / Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International / “Church Boy” Youtube

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