Celebration being held for longtime Stonegate Fellowship pastor stepping down

Pastor Patrick Payton. (Photo: Stonegate Fellowship Church)

MIDLAND -- Stonegate Fellowship Church is paying tribute to their senior pastor as he is stepping down after almost 20 years of service.

Pastor Patrick Payton is stepping down from his role at the end of October.

The church will be honoring Payton and his wife Cindy on Saturday, October 20 at 7 p.m. at the Horseshoe Pavilion (2514 Arena Trail) with an Area-Wide Celebration.

The celebration will feature speakers including Rosalind Grover, Mayor Jerry Morales, Collin Sewell , Grant Billingsley and Billy Raies.

Stonegate Fellowship will also be holding a worship at the Horseshoe Pavilion on the following day at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.