Rev. Jon D. Payne
The Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne serves as the organizing pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian. 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 20 years and have two children, Mary Hannah (15) and Hans (13).
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 the Convener 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 PCA and beyond. Rev. Payne also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dr. 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), and A Faith Worth Teaching: The Heidelberg Catechism's Enduring Heritage (Reformation Heritage Books, 2013). Rev. Payne also frequently contributes to numerous publications including TableTalk, Modern Reformation, and the Gospel Coalition.