Chad Payne, Pastor

Chad Payne has been the Pastor at New Life Baptist Church since May of 2017.  He is originally from Habersham County, Georgia and has served four other churches in the North Georgia area before moving to South Georgia to serve the Lord at New Life. Chad has been in the ministry for 24 years and is passionate about God’s word and has a deep love for people. He is a graduate of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.  He is married to Julie, his wife of 26 years and they have one son, Austin.  Chad can be contacted via email at

Drew Yates, Minister to Students and Families

Mandy Ward, Children’s Ministry Coordinator