Dr. Jon D. Payne

Visiting Lecturer in Practical Theology

  • Practical Theology | Guest Faculty | Atlanta

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Clemson University, B.A.
Reformed Theological Seminary, M.A.T.S.
University of Edinburgh, New College, M.Th.
Reformed Theological Seminary, D.Min.


The Rev. Dr. Jon D. Payne is the church planting pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA) in Charleston, South Carolina. From 2003-2013 Dr. Payne served as the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville, Georgia. He is the Convener of the Gospel Reformation Network, and a council member of the Twin Lakes Fellowship. He 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). Dr. Payne is a visiting lecturer in practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta/Charlotte), series editor of and contributor to the Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament (Tolle Lege, 2012––), and author/editor of several books including John Owen On 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, and Portuguese), and A Faith Worth Teaching: The Heidelberg Catechism's Enduring Heritage (Reformation Heritage Books, 2013). He recently edited and introduced Hughes Oliphant Old’s magisterial Holy Communion in the Piety of the Reformed Church (Tolle Lege, 2014). Dr. Payne contributes regularly to Modern Reformation and Table Talk magazines. He and his wife, Marla, have been married for 17 years and have two children, Mary Hannah (12) and Hans (10).

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