Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne was born and raised in Santa Clara, California. He is a graduate of Clemson University (B.A.), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.A.; D.Min) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), New College (M.Th.). He is minister of Christ Church Presbyterian, a new church plant in Charleston, South Carolina, having previously served as senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville, GA (2003-2013), and is Visiting Lecturer in Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta.
Jon Payne is Series Editor of and contributor to the new Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament, the author of John Owen and the Lord’s Supper (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 2004), Systematic Expository Preaching: A Historical and Biblical Analysis Demonstrating its Benefits for Both Congregation and Pastor (Doctoral thesis, RTS Jackson, Spring 2004), and In The Splendor of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century (Tolle Lege Press, 2008), and co-editor of and contributor to a collection of essays celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism (Reformation Heritage Books, 2012). Dr. Payne is also a frequent contributor to Modern Reformation.
Jon and his wife Marla married in 1998 and have two children, Mary Hannah and Hans.