Jason Payne (b. 1980) is a native of Decatur, Georgia and a 2002 graduate of Bob Jones University where he received his organ training under the direction of Dr. Ed Dunbar. Jason has also studied with Dr. Albert L. Travis, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Organ at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Jason has many years of experience as a church organist, having served First Baptist Church of Atlanta, First Baptist Church of Snellville, and Briarlake Baptist Church. He currently serves as organist for Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Jason has numerous works for organ published by The Lorenz Corporation with his first collection, "Dynamic Hymn Introductions", published in 2012. His arrangements and compositions are used in worship in churches throughout the United States and abroad.
In addition to his music, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and traveling. Jason is married to his college sweetheart, Erin, and they have been blessed with four children.