About Stella…

Author, Singer and Motivational Speaker Stella Payton

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Hello and Welcome to StellaPayton.com! We count it an honor that you chose to browse our website. Thank you for stopping by. I am confident that you will find much here to motivate, encourage, challenge and inspire you.  As founder and CEO of Making People Priority Consulting Group (MPP), I have been fortunate to live out our mission for more that two decades.

Clarity about your mission, vision and values is a powerful tool for moving through life. They are like fuel for the journey. So on these pages you will find many resources to empower you to tap into that fuel supply!

You will find links to my personal story which still sparks enthusiasm and excitement in my own heart every time I hear it. You will also find a variety of workshops, videos and numerous articles–all designed to help you change your life for the better.  

Thank You again for visiting StellaPayton.com.

We expect to see you often!

More about Stella Payton…

As a corporate training strategist, Stella Payton has extensive experience in the field of training and development. She regularly facilitates classes in strategic planning, business excellence, customer service and performance planning.

In addition to providing training resources for corporations, she has expanded the services of Making People Priority to include developing Educational resources for schools, faith based organizations and non-profit agencies in areas like employment development,  and k-12 education motivational resources.

A prolific writer, Stella has authored 9 books. More information about those titles is available on this site.

 Stella is a frequent speaker at professional and church conferences around the world.

She is Host of Better Life Radio Show that airs on…

As a former professional background singer, Stella worked with artists such as Andre Crouch and Stevie Wonder and as a songwriter, many other artists have recorded a number of her worship songs.

Recently, she released her first single release entitled Somebody Needs Hope. The song was produced by Derrick Lee of BET and long time music director for Bobby Jones Gospel. The song is available for download from iTunes.


“I have been greatly blessed,
but my greatest desire is still “to be filled with a passion
to know God more and more
as he freely expresses himself through everything I touch.”


37 Responses to About Stella…

  1. Stella Payton says:

    Great hearing from you sending you my email address!

  2. Taylor says:

    Good afternoon, Stella
    I was listening to another Pastor on youtube and i saw the title of you video, so i decided to click on it. I was like oh my God, she is speaking to me. I have been a tither all of my adult life. I had fallen off a couple of times, putting things in front of God and felt so bad about. Thank you for sharing your scriptures of Jeremiah17:5-6, Malachi 3 and Matthew 6:21. This video was confirmation for me. Thank you for sharing your testimony. i sitting here shaking my head and thanking God for leading me to this video. Thank you again for sharing your testimony. May God continue to bless and keep you and your family.

  3. Esther says:

    Your testimony has truly inspired me.

  4. Merrion Walker says:

    Hello I also was blessed to hear your testimony on u-tube and thought “WOW”. I am so encouraged by your testamony that I was moved to write you.
    I have been called to teach and am finally going forth to have my first womens conference. I dont go in my own might but in the power of “His” might. Please pray for me.

    • Stella Payton says:

      Praise God! Launch out and you will find that he was already out there in the deep waiting for you to join HIM! God bless you! Stella

  5. Brenda says:

    You found me I was searching for another person and you testimony message came up i click on it and simply said another money message and stopped the message from playing. My spirit made me come back and I will be blessed for the rest of my life for listing to the powerful word of God.

    • Stella Payton says:

      Isn’t it amazing how one word from God at the right moment in time can change how you see everything!!! Thanks for stopping by and please connect with me on facebook!

  6. LeKesha Cole says:

    Hi, Ms. Payton

    Beautiful song and meaningful lyrics let God continue to use you. Didn’t realize you were a singer. Believe it or not I sing as well but haven’t connected to the right channels. But I’m exercising my gift in the choir, funerals, weddings, anniversaries etc: My brother Tommie Cole related your message to me. And God has his way of confirmating through another individual, whether you haven’t seen the person or not. Confirmation is so real. I thank you for sharing your success of blessings with me. And I claim every prophetic word you release! I will be contacting you Ms. Stella Payton! I decree it and I declare it!

    • Stella Payton says:

      Hello LeKesha! Keep singing! It is not about connections and channels but doing what you love as often as you can! so KEEP SINGING! You will do well if you just keep at it. Thank you for your encouraging comments.

  7. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Stella, for your obedience to God! Your life is truly a blessing to me. I have an extreme hunger to know the mind of God and to be the vessel that He uses to demonstrate his power to heal everything from finances to fear. My body is His, and your testimony tells me that I can receive the supernatural power and abundance God has planned for me. I appreciate your prayers for me and all of your listeners.
    May God continue to increase you more and more in the name of Jesus!

  8. Stella Payton says:

    Thank you Sandra for your kind words. We are all looking to God for instruction on how we can better serve him. Sometimes we think that it is some big great thing but really it is the thousand little things you do every day to show love and support for the people God plants into your circle. Those are the things that matter.
    And yes you can be everything God created you to be and you can do all that he predestined you to do. But it is not his responsibility to make you fulfill your potential, it is yours! Get busy! God bless you! and stay in touch! If you are not on my facebook page please send me a friend request!

  9. Nicole says:

    I was blessed by your video on Youtube! TO GOD BE THE GLORY……….

  10. Tiffany says:

    @GodMillionaires tweeted your YouTube video on how God broke the curse of poverty off of your life. I’m currently a highly educated, unemployed, single mother who is now on state assistance after being terminated from my job. Listening to your testimony today was God ordained and so timely even though you ministered this word long ago. Thank you for blessing my life with such hope, direction and faith.

    • Stella Payton says:

      Hello Tiffany, I have often heard from many others how my story compares to their own. And I can say that God is o respector of persons. What he did for me, he will do for you and others. Trust him. Stay in his word. Find like minded people who challenge you to grow and excel and He will bring things you desire to pass WITH YOUR WORK AND INPUT! Be blessed. Stella

  11. joey payton says:

    hello Ms Stella Payton
    have to say that i given the three yearly offerings according to deut 16:16 but i have not tithe,but after listening too you speak at the church there in ms.how you went from broke to blessings,my next pay day september 20th i give the tithes gross or one dime out of every gross total pay.in which i get paid every two weeks as a security officer here in tempe az and let the Good Lord fight all my battles i am also in the process of moveing back over seas to get married in addis ababa december 2014 i beleve the Good lord can open doors there even as i contiune from now on too tithe from here on out and give the three yearly offerings keep me in your prayers

    Ms stella payton

    • Stella Payton says:

      Hello Joey Payton! where is your family from? Perhaps we are related!

      As for my story, I know God honors the tithing. But there is more to it than just giving God what already belongs to him. The tithes is the starting place. God wants to connect with your heart and his way of connecting your heart is through your money. Matthew 6:21. But there is really more to it than that. I wish I could explain more but writing the book was the best way of conveying it. There is more regarding how to hear his voice, taking action, believing in your own creative power under the influence of the Holy Spirit and more. So if you can order the book do so and I promise you it will help you recognize when you are being summoned by the Holy Spirit for a download that will effect your life and destiny! Be Blessed Dear cousin! :-) Stella

      • joey payton says:

        well my dad was born in new orleans la but lives in north las vegas nevada,i was born in las vegas ,raised in albany georgia i know joe marie payton noble is from albany georgia from family matters tv show,i never like growing up there in albany that old jim crow spirit just hug over like a dark cloud but i am in tempe az for a short while,from what my dad was telling me that they had a payton family reunion in houston texas he said like 4 thousand plus payton showed up this was back in the 1990′s when he went to houston for the payton family reunion,and on titheing and the three yearly offering i was learning about the jewish roots of the tithes and three yearly offerings through pastor larry huch ministries there in arlington texas i been to the ministrie there in arlington texas,

  12. Hey this is keiaire from kipp Memphis school .thanks u for teaching us about bussiness

  13. Anne Wangare says:

    Thank you so much for being an inspiration. I was searching for something I can relate to and came across your testimony. What caught me was God breaking the curse of poverty. I’ve passed through a very difficult time and has been asking God to deliver me from poverty. It’s like nothing is working to my advantage. Thank you

    • Hello Anne. Thank you for stopping by. I can relate to your words where it feels and seems as if nothing is working out right and going in your favor. And yet we know that God is faithful despite our challenges. I will be praying for you this week that God will hear you and and communicate a clear instruction to you regarding your next step. He is faithful even though sometimes it doesn’t feel like it . God bless you. Stella

  14. Hello Mrs. Payton, just finished watching your testimony it blessed my soul.I can really relate to what you where saying about not being heired to starting owning your business. I truly thank God for you because you help me realize that what God has given to me I stop asking him for guidance and allow him to lead me. I turn to self and man. I feel and believed most of us fail due to this commom mistake. I have been redeemed from the curse I feel a lot better now that the scales have been removed from my spiritual eyesight. Thanks again continue to allow God to use you and be bless.
    Sincerely Yours,
    Angela McNeill

    • Thank you Angela. It is my honor to share my story with you and anyone else who will listen. Your message came right on time honestly, these notes from different people always encourage me and remind me that God is still in the business of building people up and preparing them inch by inch for their purpose. I say to you my own mantra, “STAY FOCUSED.” IT IS SO EASY TO GET OFF TRACK. When you do, don’t beat yourself up, just pick up where you left off and move forward. Still on the PATH! Stella

  15. Edward overton says:

    listen its been tolded to me by many people of god, that i would be gods next millionair. what is your advice.

    • Edward money is a byproduct of meeting needs and solving problems. You money will rise to the level of the size problem you solve. Your knowledge and customer service are the biggest indicators as to your income potential. the following quote is something I teach in my Think Tank Class…

      The more you know, the more you are worth.
      The more you are worth, the more you earn.
      The more you earn, the more money you have.
      The more money you have, the more choices you have.
      The more choices you have,
      the happier you can potentially be.
      Because money cannot buy you happiness
      but it can buy you choices and greater choices bring happiness.

      Check your knowledge, examine your service orientation, evaluate your vision, ask what needs you will meet and whose problem you will solve… the answer to these items will put you on the path to the status you noted…

      Be well


  16. Edward overton says:

    I heard your testimony, and i need your wisdom.

  17. Edward overton says:

    Thank you in advance.

  18. Good afternoon I go to Kipp Memphis Middle I enjoyed your class today and I think it was a really good and how u was excieted about what u do each and every day come bk soon.

  19. Jacqueline Williams says:


    I was just checking your site out. My daughter, MiJhyNae Williams, is in your second period class at KIPP middle school.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. I do enjoy teaching your child. I give them assignments just to see sometimes who will step up and follow directions. I have only had 3 people follow through so far! And they will be rewarded. Thanks again!

  20. Tony says:

    Hi. I am a kingdom finance beneficiary and teacher too. I too was broke and in poverty for years. I learnt to listen to God for financial guidance and upon following him I have a business in Nairobi Kenya that generates millions of shillings. My wife and I now too teach Kingdom finances in conferences and bible study groups. It would be great to chat with you. Perhaps we can explore ministry synergies. Thanks

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