Don J. Payne

Dr. Don J. Payne
Address6399 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

Assistant Professor of Theology and Ministry, Denver (Conservative Baptist) Seminary

B.A., Tennessee Temple University,
M.Div., Denver Seminary,
Ph.D., University of Manchester, England,

Dr. Don J. Payne joined the faculty in 1998 as director of the suburban and rural training centers in the training and mentoring department. In 2001, he was appointed as associate dean, and in 2004, as assistant professor of theology and ministry. He provides overall leadership for the training and mentoring program and teaches in the areas of systematic theology and pastoral ministry.

Dr. Payne earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology from the University of Manchester, England, an M.Div. from Denver Seminary, and a B.A. from Tennessee Temple University. Prior to coming to Denver Seminary, he pastored for eight years, first as a church-planting pastor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and then as associate pastor at Southern Gables Evangelical Free Church in Littleton, Colorado. He has taught courses for Colorado Christian University, Colorado State University, and Moody Bible Institute’s extension school.

His publications include The Theology of the Christian Life in J. I. Packer’s Thought, as well as articles and book reviews in The 1995 Seminary & Graduate School Handbook, Themelios, Teaching Theology and Religion Review, Compass, and Focal Point. Dr. Payne serves on the editorial advisory council for Ministry Mentor and serves as a consultant and trainer for churches, seminaries, colleges, and other ministry organizations seeking to develop effective mentoring ministries. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the T.F. Torrance Society, and he serves as executive director of the International Christian Mentoring Network (ICMN). Dr. Payne and his wife, Sharon, are involved at Centennial Covenant Church in Littleton, CO.

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