Patrick Payton was sworn in as mayor on January 13, 2020.
In 1999, Patrick became the founding and Senior Pastor of Stonegate Fellowship, growing the Church to more than 5,000 members. Patrick left his position in 2018 to become a corporate coach for companies and non-profit organizations.
Patrick and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 30 years and have three grown children and three grandchildren.
In addition to his leadership at Stonegate, Patrick has been active in the community serving on numerous boards and commissions. He was appointed to the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars and locally has led, and served, multiple ministry and community initiatives. Whether at the White House, the United Nations, the halls of Congress, Rock the Desert, or around the globe, Patrick has led and advised at every level.