Mark Payton started ministering as a young age. The Lagrange native started ministering in high school.
Payton attended college at Trinity Bible College in Newburgh, Ind. and received his bachelors in theology.
He then became a pastor at the age of 22. Payton has a wife, Tammie and three grown children.
Payton has served several churches including, Danville and Ohio County.
In June, Payton took over pastoral duties from Daniel Wilson at Dry Ridge Baptist Church.