Giving to Payne


As a friend of Payne, you know that our mission produces ministerial leaders who are committed to liberation, reconciliation, social justice, and the dignity of all humankind. Less known is our vision to become a global leader in distance education. We are currently ranked 3rd in accredited online master-level theology programs. I write to seek your financial support as a New Year approaches.

Last month, I formally accepted the charge to become the 17th President of Payne. I accepted because I’ve seen how “God Makes the Impossible Possible” at Payne Theological Seminary. We serve an embodied Savior who wants us to perform an embodied ministry. We need leaders who engage the structures of power, who are irritants for social justice. Payne, is taking such action. We are “flipping the script” of theological education by taking our courses to students—to their communities—leaving the ivory tower behind.

Your year-end financial contribution will kick-off Payne’s drive to build an annual fund. You will be directly strengthening our ability to teach in places far and wide, delivering quality theological education across the United States and even in Africa. Truly appreciating your generosity, I invite you to join us in this ministry by making your gift today!

Yours in Spreading the Gospel

Michael J. Brown


P.S. Have a Merry Christmas while helping Payne better serve the Kingdom through its visionary leadership of theological education.