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Dr. Cathy Payne

Born June 22, 1956, in Norfolk, Virginia, Catherine has been involved in evangelistic and support ministry for more than 50 years. Working first at her local church in Norview, Virginia as youth and children’s ministries director, Catherine developed a deep love for God and His people that is evident in her ministry manner.

After evangelizing throughout the United States for eight years, she and her husband John moved to Bakersfield, California where they served eight years as co-pastors of The Church of God of Prophecy. During that time Catherine also served as the State Youth and Children’s Ministries Director and completed her Associates Degree at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California graduating with honors.

In July of 1993, Catherine moved to Cleveland, Tennessee serving nineteen years as the International Director of Women’s Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy. Catherine is currently serving in her tenth year coordinating the Global Missions Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy Internationally. These ministries both encompass mission work and have taken her to more than 120 nations of the world.

In the Spring of 2013 Catherine completed her post-graduate work on a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Studies at Pentecostal Theological Seminary located in Cleveland, Tennessee. In 2018 she completed her Doctor of Ministry degree with Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts in Global Pentecostalism.

Catherine and John have one son, Christopher, a daughter-in-law Amber, three grandsons, Alexander, Caden, and Jonathan, and identical twin granddaughters, Ashley and Aubrey.