Atlanta, GA – Bishop James Morton a Bishop at New Beginning Full Gospel Baptist Church sadly passed away on Saturday night February 11, 2023. We learned about this from the tributes that friends and family members put on social media. Bishop Morton was a longtime resident of Atlanta, Georgia. The cause of death has not been known at the time of this article.
Bishop Paul Morton posted on Twitter this morning that his brother has gone home to be with the Lord last night. He wrote, “This Man, My Big Brother, My Mentor My Best Friend, My Hero, My Pastor Bishop James Morton. I Really Looked Up 2 Him. Went Home to Be With the Lord Late Saturday Night. Please Lift Up My Family, His Great Church, and All of the lives he touched. We Will Get Thru This In Jesus’ Name.”
This Man, My Big Brother, My Mentor My Best Friend, My Hero, My Pastor Bishop James Morton. I Really Looked Up 2 Him. Went Home to Be With the Lord Late Saturday Night. Please Lift Up My Family, His Great Church, All of the lives he touched. We Will Get Thru This In Jesus’ Name🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/vOq7eTdEmY
— Bishop Paul S Morton (@BishopPMorton) February 12, 2023
Bishop Paul Morton was formerly an organist before a preacher. He was born and brought up in Windsor, Ontario. He was described as a perfect combination of “Spirit” & substance. The official page of Pastor E. Dewey Smith, Jr. wrote on Facebook, “I started listening to him when I was 16 years old! He was a perfect combination of “Spirit” & substance. His journey inspired me, from an organist to a preacher, from the musician’s corner to the pulpit!
He added, “He gave me hope for nearly 40 years!! THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER BISHOP JAMES H. MORTON, SR.!!!!!! Please keep his family, Bishop Paul S. Morton, his other siblings, New Beginnings Full Gospel Baptist Church, Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship & the City Of Atlanta church community in your prayers!!!!”
“A mighty oak tree has transitioned….. I loved this Man of God!!!! Thanks for everything, Bishop!!! This really hurts me,” He said.
Gwendolyn M Morton said, “This is hard … I’ll miss my big brother James Morton … my heart is broken but our Father is faithful … Prayers for our family appreciated.”
R Keith Moore said, “Not doing well this morning!!! A great mentor and great friend of mine Bishop James Morton has gone to be with the Lord!! Let’s pray for the Morton Family and New Beginnings Church!!! # Beams of Heaven#The Preaching Rooster# He’s bringing you Out!!!”
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