Rev. Jon D. Payne
The Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne is the organizing pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian. He has served as Senior Minister since 2013. Rev. Payne previously served for 10 years as the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville, Georgia, near Atlanta (2003-2013).
Jon and his wife, Marla, a graduate of the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina (Physical Therapy), met in Charleston in 1997 while Jon was playing soccer for the Charleston Battery. The Paynes have been happily married for 22 years and have two children, Mary Hannah (17) and Hans (15).
Rev. Payne is a graduate of Clemson University (B.A. '93), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.A.T.S '98 /D.Min '04), and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), New College (M.Th. '02). He serves as Executive Coordinator of the Gospel Reformation Network, and and is on the council of the Twin Lakes Fellowship. These two networks seek to cultivate theological and ministerial faithfulness within the Presbyterian Church in America, and beyond. Rev. Payne is also on the Board of Trustees for Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Newcastle, England, and the Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rev. Payne is series co-editor of and contributor to the new Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament (Reformation Heritage Books, 2012––), and author/editor of several books including John Owen and the Lord’s Supper (Banner of Truth, 2004), In the Splendor of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century (Tolle Lege, 2008; translated into Spanish, Burmese, Chinese, Portuguese, & Italian), A Faith Worth Teaching: The Heidelberg Catechism's Enduring Heritage (Reformation Heritage Books, 2013), and A Faith Worth Defending: The Synod of Dort's Enduring Heritage (Reformation Heritage Books, 2019). Rev. Payne also frequently contributes to numerous publications including TableTalk, Gospel Reformation Network, and the Banner of Truth Magazine.
Click here for Rev. Payne's interview on the Between the Times podcast to hear his testimony.
Rev. Michael Bauer serves as the Assistant Pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian. Michael's primary responsibilities include leading the thriving young adult ministry as well as helping to lead and shepherd the congregation of Christ Church.
Michael and his wife Sarah met while they were students at Lancaster Bible College. After graduating with his B.A. in 2013, Michael was the Editorial Coordinator for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals until enrolling at Reformed Theological Seminary in January 2016. He graduated with his M.Div. in May of 2019 and moved to Charleston to minister in Christ Church. Michael and Sarah have been married for five years and have an infant son, Michael Victor, III.
Click here for Rev. Bauer's interview on the Between the Times podcast to hear his testimony.