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Bishop Gregory Payton

Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church

Doctor Gregory Bernard Payton is held as one of the premiere pastors and voices in ministry today.   He is an active participant with the California Missionary Baptist State Convention and the California State Baptist Convention Inc.  He has received numerous invitations to preach and teach throughout the nation.  He is known throughout the nation for delivering powerful messages of perseverance, reconciliation and hope on a level where even a child can comprehend. Pastor truly has a heart for young people. In spite of all his accolades Pastor continues to be humble and always ready to help those in need.  Pastor Dr. Gregory Bernard Payton is Christ centered passionate man that loves his family and God’s people.

Pastor Payton is a native of Oakland, California; growing up in the impoverished West Oakland community and the eldest of nine children of  Mr. Alfred & Mrs. Annie Payton he has overcome many obstacles to reach his goals. The Payton’s provided a strong work ethic by example and a stable, positive and loving foundation for their children giving them the gift of Christ.  He was raised in the historic St. John Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late founder,  Dr. C. J. Anderson. He felt the tug of God on his heart at an early age.   He received his early education in Oakland and Concord public schools. He attended San Francisco State University, Golden State School of Theology and received his Doctorate degree from Saint Thomas University.  In his free time which is rare, he enjoys listening to old sermons from some of the greats out of his vas collection. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys supporting his NBA All Star baby brother Gary Payton when time permits.


Breakout Session III – Faith Community Models for Supporting Persons with Advanced Illness and their Caregivers

Presented by Bishop Gregory Payton, Kathleen Ziemba, MSW, LCSW, Gloria Anderson, PhD, LMSW, Rabbi Richard Address at 1:30 PM on Thursday, October 10th.

A panel of expert faith leaders representing communities across the United States will share initiatives, practices as well as trusted resources that have been successful in their communities when supporting persons navigating advanced illness and their caregivers. Attendees will receive guidance and source materials which clergy and/or leaders can immediately bring back to their communities…

Plenary IV – How to Advance Innovative Strategies

Presented by Bishop Gregory Payton, Deneen Vojta, MD, Vivek Garg, MD, MBA, Ravi Parikh, MD at 10:30 AM on Friday, October 11th.

Earlier in the Summit, speakers discussed metrics for success and the strategies that are working as we strive to deliver high-quality advanced illness care. However, innovative partnerships and investments play an essential role in driving those strategies forward. During this session, experts will discuss new approaches for developing initiatives that lead to quantifiable results for…