Matt Payne

Vice President of Student Services


  • M.A. Missional Leadership, Trinity Bible College
  • B.A. Applied Liberal Arts – English, Communication Minor, University of Central Oklahoma

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, Trinity Bible College and Graduate School, Ellendale, ND
  • Associate Pastor, Freedom Church, Aberdeen, SD
  • Worship Pastor, Victory Church, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Worship Pastor, Mending Hearts Church, Newalla, OK

Volunteer Involvements

  • Past Board Member, Freedom Church, Aberdeen
  • Feeding South Dakota
  • Victory Church Outreaches


Matt Payne started working at Trinity in the winter of 2017 to fulfill the role of Graduate School Enrollment Counselor and adjunct faculty, and later the Director of Enrollment. In 2020 he moved into the role of Vice President of Student Services where he overseesĀ Enrollment, Marketing, Financial Aid, and Student Records.

Prior to his work at Trinity, he served as an Associate Pastor in Aberdeen, SD for 5 years, and before that he served as a Worship Pastor in Oklahoma City for over 10 years.

Matt is a worship leader and communicator, and he’s passionate about leadership development and team building. He lives with the conviction that Christian leaders should be the very best leaders in the world because of the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and the Christian mandate to serve.

Matt loves to learn, watch movies, grill and smoke meat, make music with friends, and play video games.

Experience Calling at Trinity

Encounter God and be better prepared to fulfill the unique call that He has for your life!