Another gifting of Angela is that of a songwriter. Many of her songs have been ministered in the praise & worship classes. One of her noted songs, "Do you know the Man", is an example of her anointed abilities in song writing.

Pastor Ted and Angela Payton served as Ordained Deacons for more than 10 years. They also served as Teachers in the Central Bible School, under the direction of Elder Robert Matthews. Their class, "The Heart & Soulof Praise & Worship", was one of several classes for which they were instructors. In addition, they taught music classes with emphasis on song writing, voice, and the art of worship leading. They are the author of a number of songs and were the sponsors of the program, "Festival of Praise", which showcase the talent of the students who attend their classes.

In 2008 Pastor Ted and Angela sensed the call of God on their life, resigned their post at the Cathedral, and proceeded to pursue the call of God. They started Payton & Payton Ministries as they taught the Word to whomever would listen and in 2009 they birthed the ministry. "Grace Thru Faith Worship Centre". In August of 2010, Ted and Angela were ordained as licensed ministers by R & J Ministries (Robert & Joyce Matthews). As of August 2014, "Grace Thru Faith Worship Centre", is celebrating 4 years of ministry as a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization.

Bio of Senior Pastor Ted Payton

Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Pastor Ted Payton relocated to Prince George's County Maryland in September, 1989. He  received his education at the University of Southern Mississippi, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in College and community Counseling.

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​​Bio of Associate Pastor Angela Payton

The eldest son in a family of 10, Pastor Ted received Christ at an early age. He continued his desire for Christ being active in the church as a band member for more than 17 years at Evangel Cathedral of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, under the leadership of Bishop Donald Meares. After having been divorced for more than 10 years, Pastor Ted was married to Angela in August of 2001. They are the parents of 4 children and 3 grand children.

Angela was ordained as a Deacon in 1995. Serving in the area of teaching in the Central Bible School, she taught the following classes, Experiencing God, Old Testament Studies, and The Tabernacle of David and Moses. She also served as an Intercessor and Prayer Altar Counselor. Ted and Angela taught as a team in the Central Bible School after getting married in August 2001. They also were the co-leaders of the Single's Ministry.

Angela received her under graduate degree at the University of the District of Columbia, with a major in Information Science. She also received her Master of Education in Teaching (Dual degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education), from Trinity University of Washington D C.

During her late teenage years and into adulthood, Angela served in the adult choir, the nursery, evangelism ministry, visitation ministry, and as an event coordinator for the Pastor's Men and Women's Conferences. She also served faithfully as an Alter Worker/Counselor, and in the Intercessory Prayer Ministry as well.

Moving forward, the desire now is to establish Grace Thru Faith Bible Institute, a place where others may be taught and discipled in the matters of the Word.

Angela Payton is a native Washingtonian, one of the youngest of eight sisters and brothers. The late Essie Mae Wanamaker, Angela's mother, led her to Christ at the age of eleven as she accepted the Lord and received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. The late Essie Mae was a charter member of Evangel Cathedral, and Angela's spiritual mentor. 

Prior to ministry, Ted Payton was the owner of Ted Payton Realty, later joining forces with Re/Max One real estate of Bowie, Maryland in 1990. He later returned to his own company, Ted Payton Realty which is still in existence. He is a licensed real estate Broker for the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.