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 joined the faculty of Boyce College and Southern Seminary in 2006. He also serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Fisherville, Kentucky where he has served since 2010. Payne has also pastored in Lebanon, Ohio, served in several interim pastorates, as well as a three year pastoral internship under Dr. Al Jackson at Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama. Prior to his seminary training, Payne worked in the business world, served at Big Oak Ranch, a Christian children’s home, and taught and coached at Westbrook Christian School. Payne attended the University of Alabama where he played football for four years, and served as a Graduate Assistant Coach for two years. He is the author of the book, Encountering God Through Expository Preaching: Connecting God’s People to God’s Presence Through God’s Word, which he co-authored with Jim Orrick and Ryan Fullerton.
Payne is married to Heather and they have five children: Ella, Nate, Seth, Ava, and Seefen.