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 church planter and organizing pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA) in Charleston, South Carolina. Formerly, he served as senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville [Atlanta], Georgia (2003-2013). He is the Convener for the Gospel Reformation Network, council member for the Twin Lakes Fellowship, and advisory board member for the Center for Church Planting at RTS Charlotte. In addition to his ministry stateside, he travels overseas regularly for the cause of world missions, church planting, and discipleship.

Dr. Payne enjoys running, soccer, reading history, travel, long walks with his wife, and all things Clemson. He has been married to Marla for 19 years and they have two children, Mary Hannah and Hans.



Holy Communion in the Piety of the Reformed Church by Hughes Oliphant Old, ed. Jon D.
Payne (Powder Springs, GA: Tolle Lege Press, 2013).

Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament
series, four of twenty-three volumes published, eds. by Jon D. Payne and Joel R. Beeke (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012–).

In The Splendor of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century (White Hall, WV: Tolle Lege Press, 2008) and in Spanish, Burmese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Italian.

John Owen On The Lord’s Supper (Edinburgh, UK: Banner of Truth, 2004). 


“Jonathan Edwards: Mission to the Indians” in Jonathan Edwards for the Church: The Ministry and the Means of Grace, ed. William M. Schweitzer (Watchmead, UK: Evangelical Press, 2015), pp. 115-136.

“‘As Certainly As I See and Taste: The Lord’s Supper and the Heidelberg Catechism” in A Faith Worth Teaching: The Heidelberg Catechism’s Enduring Message, eds. Jon D. Payne and Sebastian Heck (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2013), pp. 110-126.


"Winning the Souls of Unbelievers," Tabletalk 41:9 (September 2017)

"Dear College Freshman …," The Gospel Coalition (August 2017).

"The Gospel Reformation Network: For the Continued Faithfulness of the PCA," Gospelreformation.net (March 2017).

"Words Matter: Recovering Godly Speech in a Culture of Profanity," Reformation 21 (January 2017).

"Why Study Church History," Tabletalk 40:10 (October 2016).

"Still Charleston Strong: Reflections on the Emmanuel AME Shootings One Year Later," The Gospel Coalition (June 17, 2016).

"The Nuts and Bolts of Sanctification," Gospelreformation.net (March 2016).

"Stir Up One Another," Tabletalk 40:3 (March 2016).

"Having and Wanting," Tabletalk 39:12 (December 2015).

"How Do I Teach My Family," Tabletalk 39:5 (May 2015)

"Sanctification and the Heidelberg Catechism," Reformation 21 (July 2014).

"Preach the Word," Tabletalk (April 2014).

"Recovering the Lost Treasure of Evening Worship," Modern Reformation (May / June, 2012)

"The Great Omission: Searching for Ecclesiology in Contemporary Missiology," Modern Reformation (Sept. / Oct., 2011).

"The Roaring of Christ Through Lectio Continua Preaching," Modern Reformation 19:6 (Nov. / Dec., 2010).

"Kingdom Worship On Kingly Terms," Modern Reformation 18:6 (Nov. / Dec., 2009).

"Back To The Basics Of Reformed Worship," Reformation 21 (February 2008). 

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