MID - DAY PRAYER (Monday - Friday ----- 12:00pm SUNDAY
Early Morning Prayer --------------- 9:45am
Sunday School ---------------------- 10:00am
Membership Training -------------- 10:00am
Worship Service --------------------- 11:15am
3rd Sunday Nursing Home -------- 3:30pm
4th Sunday Training/Worship - -- 2:15pm/3:30pm
Bible Study ---------------------------- 11:00am
Outreach --------------------------------- 6:30pm
Street Reach (2nd Tuesday) ------- 7:00pm
Senior Missionary Meeting -------- 6:00pm
Bible Study / Prayer Meeting ------ 7:00pm
Reverend George E. Payton is a native of Mer Rouge,
Reverend Payton is a 1971 graduate of Delta High School in Mer Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated summa cum laude from
Reverend Payton spent 31+ years with International Paper in various management positions and retired at their corporate office in Memphis, TN on November 1, 2006 and moved to Little River, SC where he currently resides.
Reverend Payton is married to Claudia Bodison Payton of Round O, SC. They are the parents of two adult children, Lisa and Gregory.
After retirement, the Paytons returned to
Reverend Payton was ordained as a Deacon at Mt.
Reverend Payton graduated with Honors from the Baptist Studies Program at the Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC in May 2011 with a Master of Arts in Religion.
As part of the Theological Southern Seminary, Reverend Payton and his wife participated in “The People of the Holy Land: Then and Now” seventeen day cross-cultural immersion and spiritual retreat pilgrimage in Israel and Palestine from January 8-24, 2012. In addition to biblical sites from Mt. Hermon in the north to the Dead Sea in the south, Reverend Payton and his wife received an in depth study of Israel’s geography, customs, politics, and languages; as well as, its religious and cultural diversity.
Reverend Payton was Executive Pastor and Minister to Men at the Palmetto Missionary Baptist Church at 1931 Fulmer Street in Conway, SC from August 2010 to April 2012 where the Reverend Cheryl M. Adamson, M. Div, is Senior Pastor. While at Palmetto M. B. Church Reverend Payton was ordained to the work of the Gospel Ministry.
Reverend Payton is currently Pastor at the St. Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church at 57 Church Street in Aynor, SC.
In the year 1916 a group of people met in the town of Aynor, SC at the Coastline Railroad Depot. The purpose of the meeting was to organize a Church. The following persons met to organize the Church: Sam Dunmore, Arthur Dewitt, Sarah McQueen, Francis Best, Bessie Burroughs and Lula Dunmore. Under the leadership of Ben Bragdon plans were made by this group to build a Church. They named the Church St. Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. The Church is located East of Highway 501, South of the town of Aynor. The Rev. Joe Gore was Called as the second pastor. Under his able leadership the people in the Aynor Community began the building of the Church. The Church was completed in 1920. For ten years the Church was strengthened and the membership increased until the Church had to be enlarged. Several Ministers were instrumental in the building program. They were: Rev. J. H. Livingston, Rev. W. A. Johnson, Rev. A. B. Nichols and Rev. S. A. Green. In 1977 the Church came under the leadership of Rev. George P. Windley. In 1985 the Church cam under the leadership of Rev. Henry B. Best. In 1996 the Church came under the leadership of Rev. Wallace Evans. Under his leadership the Church has grown numerically and spiritually. Rev. Evans is a visionary and has blazed his own path fro the Church. The Church has full time worship service along with afternoon services on the 4th Sunday with training, a Youth Choir along with a Male Choir was started. Under his leadership we have an Outreach Ministry, Food Program, New Member's Training, Constitution, 501c status, Van Ministry, Budget Committee was established and in operations. He was infuential in getting the Levister School, which is now the Levister Community Development Center. Youth Ministry, Christian Education, Nursing Home, Prison Ministry and a tutorial program are in operation. We moved from having our annual Community Thanksgiving to feeding the inmates a J. Reuben Long Detention Center and Turbeville Corrections. We feed over 1200 inmates for Thanksgiving and 80 inmates locally for Christmas along with several other Churches. This project is done annually. We provide service and food for homeless shelters and Nursing Homes monthly. H we influential in starting the Girl Scouts for the Aynor Community. We are in the process of providing children with computers in each home. We alrady have a Girl Scout in place and working on our Boy Scouts. In 1999 through a vision of Pastor Evans in wanting the Church to fellowship, he started having an Annual Church banquet for the membership. This is held the 1st Saturday in May. We have been blessed to have some dynamic speakers. Under his leadership he has licensed four ministers and ordained two ministers. Pastor Evans believes strongly that a Church that is educated and trained is a powerful Church. Our Wednesday night Bible class has grown tremendously. We have five classes going on each Wednesday. We now have a Tuesday morning Bible class that is rapidly growing. Since 2001 we have been attending the State Congress of Christian Education in July. The four winter sessions offered by the congress. Leadership training that is held by the Kingston Lake Missionary Baptist Association and we attend conferences, workshops and retreats. We had our first Leadership Training last year. Pastor Evans has involved other Churches in participating in the State Congress Events.