Jason Payne 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, as well as churches in North Carolina and South Carolina. He has served as organist for Briarlake Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia since 2007.
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.
Organ – Innovative Hymn Playing
This class will cover creative service playing, including fresh and energetic ways to enhance hymn introductions, modulations, reharmonizations, and other methods for improving worship at the organ.
Breakout Session #1, Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Worship Center
Keeping the King
This class will discuss tips, techniques, and ideas that keep the “King of Instruments” vibrant and vital for worship in the 21st century.
Breakout Session #2, Friday, 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Worship Center
Creating at the Organ
This class will offer ideas on improvising and arranging. New literature will also be reviewed and suggested. Attendees at this conference will receive a pre-release copy of an organ piece by Jason Payne, along with other resources from Lorenz Music.
Breakout Session #4, Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Worship Center