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religious educator

John Barton Payne, religious educator. Fulbright grantee, Heidelberg, Germany, 1953-1954; Younger Scholars fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, Basel, Switzerland, 1969; National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1978, 86.

Background

Payne, John Barton was born on December 21, 1931 in St. Louis. Son of Leslie Everett and Essie Ellen Payne.

Education

Bachelor, Texas Christian University, 1953. Bachelor's Degree, Vanderbilt University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1967.

Career

Assistant professor religion Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1960-1968. Associate professor religion and history Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 1968-1971. Professor church history Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary, 1971-1999.

President Evangelical and Reformed History Society, Lancaster, since 1981. Member United Church of Christ History Council, Cleveland, since 1975.

Membership

Minister, member United Church Christ/Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Member American Society Church History, American Society for Reformation Research, Renaissance Society of America, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Society for Values in Higher Education, Cliosophic Society (president 1991-1993).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, gardening, bird watching.

Connections

Married Nancy Jean Yates. Children: Sara Laura, Rebecca Ellen, John Mark.

father:
Leslie Everett

mother:
Essie Ellen Payne

spouse:
Nancy Jean Yates

child:
Sara Laura Payne

child:
Rebecca Ellen Payne

child:
John Mark Payne