Susan Payne, Ph.D.

Susan Payne, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Ministries

Ph. D. from Biola University
MATS from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A. from Wheaton College



Dr. Payne has been involved with children’s ministry for over 25 years. She earned her Ph.D. from Biola University and her Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Ministry Background

Children’s Ministry: 25+ years
Curriculum Editor

Professional Interests and Contributions

  • Competencies for Ministry Professionals
  • Children’s Spirituality
  • Teaching and Learning

Professional Memberships

  • ASCD

Favorite Authors

J.I. Packer
Catherine Stonehouse
John Stott
Mary Higgins Clark
Margaret and H.A. Rey

Life Verse

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14