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Joe Payne
Position: Lead Pastor
Email: srpastor@defnet.com
Phone: (419)782-3751

Rev. Joe Payne is completing his fifteenth year as pastor in the West Ohio Conference. Pastor Joe and his wife Linda have been married thirty years this year. They are proud parents of four adult children and three beautiful granddaughters. Pastor Joe was born and raised on a hillside farm outside Chillicothe in southern Ohio.  Both Pastor Joe and Linda are excited to spend fruitful years here in Defiance "pursing the full Kingdom potential" with the people of St. Paul's.


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