I am pleased to announce Cathy Payne, International Director for Womens Ministries will be our guest speaker for this year’s State Convention.

Cathy has been involved in evangelistic and support ministry for over 36 years. Working first at her local church in Norview, Virginia as youth and children’s ministries director, Cathy developed a deep love for God and His people that is evident in her ministry manner.

Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Cathy attended her first years of school at Ingleside Elementary. Moving on to junior high, Cathy attended two years at Lake Taylor Junior High, and was then bused to Ruffner Junior High to achieve racial equity. A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Cathy attended Old Dominion University and Bakersfield Community College, where she achieved an associate’s degree in Arts.

After evangelizing throughout the United States for eight years, she and her husband John moved to Bakersfield, California where they served eight years as co-pastors of The Church of God of Prophecy. During that time Cathy also served as the State Youth and Children’s Ministries Director.

Cathy is currently in her sixteenth year of service as International Director of Women’s Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy, a ministry that encompasses mission work and has taken her to over 87 nations of the world. Cathy and John have one son, Christopher, a daughter-in-law Amber, and two grandsons, Alexander and Caden.