Our Visionary

Our Mission

Pastor/Teacher Anthony Payton Anthony Payton, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, serves as Senior Pastor/Teacher of Come As You Are Community Church, 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He speaks very candidly of a life of addiction and of his deliverance. What Satan once meant to use for evil, God has now converted and uses for the good of His kingdom building here on earth. Pastor Payton married on June 28, 1986 to wife Sandra Kay.

They are the parents of Zachary and Lydia and the grandparents of two wonderful girls. He resides with his family in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Anthony accepted his call to the ministry in 1986. He preached his first sermon on April 14, 1986 at True Love Missionary Baptist Church, in Fort Wayne, under the pastorate of the late Bishop Jesse White. Led by the Holy Spirit in 1995.
Anthony Payton accepted the responsibility of stewarding 12 people at the former Greater Come As You Are Missionary Baptist Church. Today, with a membership of over 500 people, The churches home is a 28,000 square foot state of the art sanctuary.  Pastor Payton travels the world sharing The good news of Christ. For More Information Contact: 7910 South Anthony Blvd.Fort Wayne IN 46816 260-447-6036 office.

We exist to recognize, inspire and promote the purposes of God in individual and collective life.

Christ Land of Brazil

Anthony's Story

We visited "Christ Land" on one of my outreach trips to Brazil. I was blown away by the impact of drugs in Brazil. Brazilian health officials say an epidemic is taking hold — an outbreak of crack cocaine use nationwide, from the major cities on the coast to places deep in the Amazon. The Luz district of central Sao Paulo was once grand, with its old train station and opulent buildings. Now, this neighborhood is known as Cracolandia — Crackland.