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Chaplain Intern
Baylor University Medical Center

Education

doctor of ministry degree

SMU's Perkins School of Theology

doctor of ministry degree

Southern Methodist University

doctor of ministry degree

Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology

master's degree
education

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Wilshire Baptist Church: I Am Wilshire Archive: Call Answerer

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I AM WILSHIRE - PAUL PAYWAY

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Paul Payway is pursuing a doctor of ministry degree, with an emphasis on evangelism and missions, at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology.He was born in Monrovia, Liberia, where his father, an evangelist and pastor, preached in local dialects for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. As a child, Payway was required to attend worship and to return at 2 p.m. for Sunday School."There were penalties, such as no lunch or dinner at home," for missing church, he said.In addition, he couldn't attend children's shows and movies that took place during Sunday School.Such restrictions "created some resentment," he said."I did not want to be a minister or in the church at all."At age 10, he enrolled in an international school in Yekepa.There he began visiting a church led by a Southern Baptist missionary."At this church I was not coerced or forced," he said."In 1983, at the age of 13, I made a decision to accept Jesus Christ."Active in the church, Payway became a mentor for younger boys but resisted the feeling that God was calling him to ministry.He knew that ministers in Liberia didn't earn enough to support their families, and Payway wanted to have more time with his family than his father had.Originally planning to study chemistry, he won a scholarship to the University of Liberia.
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In 1996, the senior pastor left during a civil war, so Payway became acting pastor.In 1997, he was elected pastor after meeting a major requirement: he had to be married."This is very important in Africa," he said.Fortunately, he had met his future wife, Helen, in 1992, when she was a university student."We had been dating for several years, and we made a decision to marry," he said. Although the church grew during Payway's ministry, it could not cover his expenses, so he taught language arts and Bible at a public school.To continue, he was required to earn a master's degree in education.Before finishing, however, he investigated Perkins' master of divinity program.He won a scholarship that covers expenses for the entire family. "One criterion was being a pastor in my own country," he said. The Payway family includes Paul, age 5, and Helena, age 2.Expecting to finish his doctorate in May 2007, Payway hopes to teach at the seminary run by the Liberian Baptist Missionary and Education Convention and to write K-12 curriculum for its auxiliary, the Liberian Baptist Sunday School Convention.Initially, however, he will be bivocational, so he will finish his master's degree and continue teaching.
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Payway spent a semester as a chaplain intern at Baylor Hospital."The Wilshire connection made it easier," he said.If accepted in Baylor's year-long clinical pastoral education program, he will begin this fall. "My best experience at Wilshire was serving an internship in 2003," he said."I worked with Carolyn Shapard for a year."This opportunity gave him "vast experience in a different culture" as he worked on a Habitat build and other projects.


Wilshire Baptist Church: I Am Wilshire Archive: Call Answerer

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February 26, 2006 - I AM WILSHIRE - PAUL PAYWAY

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Paul Payway is pursuing a doctor of ministry degree, with an emphasis on evangelism and missions, at Southern Methodist University,s Perkins School of Theology.He was born in Monrovia, Liberia, where his father, an evangelist and pastor, preached in local dialects for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. As a child, Payway was required to attend worship and to return at 2 p.m. for Sunday School. ,There were penalties, such as no lunch or dinner at home,, for missing church, he said.In addition, he couldn,t attend children,s shows and movies that took place during Sunday School.Such restrictions ,created some resentment,, he said. ,I did not want to be a minister or in the church at all.,At age 10, he enrolled in an international school in Yekepa.There he began visiting a church led by a Southern Baptist missionary. ,At this church I was not coerced or forced,, he said. ,In 1983, at the age of 13, I made a decision to accept Jesus Christ.,Active in the church, Payway became a mentor for younger boys but resisted the feeling that God was calling him to ministry.He knew that ministers in Liberia didn,t earn enough to support their families, and Payway wanted to have more time with his family than his father had.Originally planning to study chemistry, he won a scholarship to the University of Liberia.However, ,my pastor saw something in me that God wanted to use me in ministry.He said God would put things in place, financially if God were calling him.In 1989, although some people thought he was ,going nuts,, Payway enrolled in the Baptist seminary in Monrovia. ,When I got there, I was told that my tuition had been paid anonymously, even health insurance and living expenses.I then knew God was calling me.,In his junior year, a church started by the Southern Baptist Convention called him as associate pastor.A year later, he was ordained to the gospel ministry. In 1996, the senior pastor left during a civil war, so Payway became acting pastor.In 1997, he was elected pastor after meeting a major requirement: he had to be married. ,This is very important in Africa,, he said.Fortunately, he had met his future wife, Helen, in 1992, when she was a university student. ,We had been dating for several years, and we made a decision to marry,, he said. Although the church grew during Payway,s ministry, it could not cover his expenses, so he taught language arts and Bible at a public school.To continue, he was required to earn a master,s degree in education.Before finishing, however, he investigated Perkins, master of divinity program.He won a scholarship that covers expenses for the entire family. ,One criterion was being a pastor in my own country,, he said. The Payway family includes Paul, age 5, and Helena, age 2.Expecting to finish his doctorate in May 2007, Payway hopes to teach at the seminary run by the Liberian Baptist Missionary and Education Convention and to write K-12 curriculum for its auxiliary, the Liberian Baptist Sunday School Convention.Initially, however, he will be bivocational, so he will finish his master,s degree and continue teaching.
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Payway spent a semester as a chaplain intern at Baylor Hospital. ,The Wilshire connection made it easier,, he said.If accepted in Baylor,s year-long clinical pastoral education program, he will begin this fall.


February 26, 2006 - I AM ...

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February 26, 2006 - I AM WILSHIRE - PAUL PAYWAY

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Paul Payway is pursuing a doctor of ministry degree, with an emphasis on evangelism and missions, at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology.He was born in Monrovia, Liberia, where his father, an evangelist and pastor, preached in local dialects for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. As a child, Payway was required to attend worship and to return at 2 p.m. for Sunday School."There were penalties, such as no lunch or dinner at home," for missing church, he said.In addition, he couldn't attend children's shows and movies that took place during Sunday School.Such restrictions "created some resentment," he said."I did not want to be a minister or in the church at all."At age 10, he enrolled in an international school in Yekepa.There he began visiting a church led by a Southern Baptist missionary."At this church I was not coerced or forced," he said."In 1983, at the age of 13, I made a decision to accept Jesus Christ."Active in the church, Payway became a mentor for younger boys but resisted the feeling that God was calling him to ministry.He knew that ministers in Liberia didn't earn enough to support their families, and Payway wanted to have more time with his family than his father had.Originally planning to study chemistry, he won a scholarship to the University of Liberia.
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In 1996, the senior pastor left during a civil war, so Payway became acting pastor.In 1997, he was elected pastor after meeting a major requirement: he had to be married."This is very important in Africa," he said.Fortunately, he had met his future wife, Helen, in 1992, when she was a university student."We had been dating for several years, and we made a decision to marry," he said. Although the church grew during Payway's ministry, it could not cover his expenses, so he taught language arts and Bible at a public school.To continue, he was required to earn a master's degree in education.Before finishing, however, he investigated Perkins' master of divinity program.He won a scholarship that covers expenses for the entire family. "One criterion was being a pastor in my own country," he said. The Payway family includes Paul, age 5, and Helena, age 2.Expecting to finish his doctorate in May 2007, Payway hopes to teach at the seminary run by the Liberian Baptist Missionary and Education Convention and to write K-12 curriculum for its auxiliary, the Liberian Baptist Sunday School Convention.Initially, however, he will be bivocational, so he will finish his master's degree and continue teaching.
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Payway spent a semester as a chaplain intern at Baylor Hospital."The Wilshire connection made it easier," he said.If accepted in Baylor's year-long clinical pastoral education program, he will begin this fall. "My best experience at Wilshire was serving an internship in 2003," he said."I worked with Carolyn Shapard for a year."This opportunity gave him "vast experience in a different culture" as he worked on a Habitat build and other projects.


Gwen Morman is a recent part-time ...

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Gwen Morman is a recent part-time addition to our home-care division and provides additional support as needed and Paul Payway is our part-time chaplain working with our expansion team and is based in Vernon.


Wilshire Baptist Church: I Am Wilshire Archive

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Paul Payway is pursuing a doctor of ministry degree, with an emphasis on evangelism and missions, at SMU's Perkins School of Theology.

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