K. Lynn Morton Evangelist, Psalmist, Teacher
Karen Lynn Morton is a member of the New Garden Missionary Baptist Church, where
Pastor Sherman Hallom, Sr. serves as Pastor.Under her pastor’s leadership Lynn serves as an Associate Minister, Director of Educational Ministries, Choir Member, Praise Team Member.
As Lynn went through the struggles of being pregnant and unmarried in the church,
God began to take the pain and depression of the situation and turn it into the road for her ministry.Through the fears and tears of this time in her life God began to give Lynn a burden for youth and women. As Lynn says “God took my misery and turned it into my ministry”.
God imparted the vision for the Woman of God’s Design while working on women’s ministry materials for another church. The goal and the mission of the ministry is to meet the needs of women in a loving, caring, and nurturing environment. To minister to the whole woman, challenge them to study God’s Word, and to get to know God in a personal and intimate way.
In 2001 Lynn preached her first sermon and was licensed to preach the gospel.After five years of planning and waiting on the timing of God in 2002 launched the Woman of God’s Design and held the first “Elect Ladies” conference.From that time on Lynn has been a speaker and/or coordinator of many events to help empower the people of God.
In 2006 Lynn launched the second phase of the ministry. The Fearfully & Wonderfully Made Program.This is the curriculum created by Lynn for the “Jr. Elect Ladies”.Lynn facilitates this program in schools in the city of Chicago.
Lynn’s love for people has carried over into her professional life as well.Lynn facilitates Parent Leadership Development Workshops in the Chicago Public School System and coordinates an after school program called The Austin Peace Center.The Austin Peace
Center is a parent and community resident-run center established to equip the
youth of the Austin Community with restorative justice tools and practices that
can help them to deal with various conflicts that they face day to day.The Austin Peace Center works to promote community and nonviolent conflict resolution. After serving five years as Co-Chair of the citywide parent organization POWER-PAC (Parents Organized to Win Educate and Renew Policy Action Council), Lynn has been granted the position of Co-Chair Emeritus.
Lynn is the proud mother of one son. She is an avid reader and loves to write music and poetry.