Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Expository Preaching; Program Coordinator, Church Ministry
B.S., M.A., The University of Alabama; M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Payne comes to Boyce College with a diverse array of life experiences and education. He played football for the University of Alabama and then coached there as a graduate assistant. He has served in a Christian children’s home, taught at a Christian high school, worked in the business world, and pastored and served interim pastoral positions. For three years, he served an internship with Al Jackson at Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama.
Payne’s desire is to teach young, aspiring pastors to be faithful in administrating and in preaching the Word of God in the local church. He also serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Fisherville, Kentucky.
Payne is married to Heather and they have four children: Ella, Nate, Seth, and Ava.