My name is Nick Payne. I'm a former Chef and currently an Associate Pastor. I live everyday to discover what it means to be a son, a husband and at times a dad. My wife, Emily and I have been together for 22 years and married for 19.
I love to read & study Theology, Christian Mystics, church history and everything in-between. I also love culture, food, traveling, history and so much more. In The Lab is my blog where I write on a wide range of topics.
I was raised Catholic and a Reluctant Protestant. I encountered God as Father when I was 29, everything changed that day and all I could do was surrender. Every day since I am working out my salvation with fear and trembling, like Paul say's in Philippians 2:12.
I love to cook, which means I love to eat. Check out The Casual Smokers on IG.
You can find In The Lab on YouTube & Spotify. Everyone has a story to share and we can all learn from the lives of others if we listen.
I also serves on the board for Cars Changing Lives. Cars Changing Lives is a ministry that donates cars to individuals and families in need. For more information please check out carschanginglives.com.