Major Ian F Payne
Ian F Payne was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, one of a twin, both boys were adopted by separate families, Ian and Mike were reunited in 1991. Married to Judith for 37 years and has four children and four grandchildren. Ian is qualified as a Hotel Manager, (inc: fully qualified Chef). In 1979 Ian was converted after hearing the Regent Hall Openair and attending the meeting that evening. In 1984 Ian with Judith were Commissioned/Ordained as a Salvation Army Officers/Ministers, and have been appointed to many areas of UK, Stafford, Birmingham, London. Ian’s roles, with Judith, have included Minister with Church and congregation, head of Public Relations for the West Midlands, in that time preparing and presenting a Radio Programme with the BBC every Sunday morning.
In 2000 became the assistant head of Marketing and Fund Raising for the UK and Ireland for The Salvation Army. In 2003 he piloted a new venture as The Bromley Town Chaplain. In 2005 Ian was a part of a team that spent four months in Sri Lanka working for The Salvation Army Emergency unit on Tsunami projects in the north of the country.
In 2005 Ian stepped out of Officership and has worked in towns in the South East as Town Centre Manager& Business Improvement District Manager, working with all aspects of Town life, security, events, markets, retailers etc. Constantly Ian was a member of the Bromley Corps serving as CSM & CMS.
He was elected to the London Borough of Bromley Council in 2010 representing Chislehurst Ward. Committees that Ian has served on are; Children & Young People, Environment , SACRE and Chairman o f Renewal & Recreation & General Purposes & Licensing; also Ian served as Deputy Mayor of the Borough in 2012-13 and then Mayor in 2016-17 with Judith as Mayoress.
Ian enjoys running, with seven London marathons under his belt, also music, theatre, reading, his Christian Faith and meeting people are amongst many of his pursuits.
Ian returns to Officership after clearing responding to the Call of God upon his life at the Boundless Congress in 2015. Since then God has confirmed to him on many occasions that the path he now treads is the one God has ordained.
One of his many favourite verses is: Jeremiah 29:11-14 For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back from captivity.
Ian believes that God has a great journey ahead of him and that it involves Chatham, for which Ian is delighted and looks forward to working with a great team of People and seeing people won for the Kingdom.
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