Edward Carmichael Payne was born on the 26th of May 1953. He and his wife Claudia D. Payne are the proud parents of three grown children and grandparents of four.
Edward has served in Sunday School, Youth Ministries; as Musician, Pastor, D.O of Barbados, Regional Field Clerk, and, Regional Overseer of Barbados and the Windward Islands [St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada], since August 31st 1995.
His ministry began 1976/77, Licensed minister 27th February 1981, ordained Bishop July 15th 1986.
He felt the call of God to full-time ministry while being a CIVIL SERVANT in the Postal-Service of Barbados for nineteen years and obeyed. Claudia influenced his decision.
He is a student of the word… One who gives himself to reading, and-lifelong learning, encouraging others to do the same. He loves young people and wishes to see them in their fullest potential for the Lord, and answering the call of God on their lives.
It is his vision to see the churches in the Windward Islands take off and soar to the skies like Eagles to their highest heights and fullest potential. He is convinced that this is [only] possible if every-one of us keep on-course, in “Maintaining our Spiritual Passion and Compass”.
Academically he received the Diploma in Christian Leadership in 2013, from the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary where presently pursues the Master of Arts in Ministry degree.
He received the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Divinity, from the Glad Tidings Ministries Institute INC: MIA, FL, USA, April of 2017.