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Jason Payne, International Ministry Coordinator

The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. Habakkuk 3:19 is a life verse for Jason, while his calling is articulated by Proverbs 31:8-9, Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. - He is specifically fueled by a passion, initiated at Forest Hills, to welcome, reach and equip Internationals with friendship, practical help, and God’s love.

Humbled and honored, Jason was called to serve the Lord at Forest Hills as Minister to Internationals in our community. Following a degree from N.C. State in Social Work and International Studies, his professional experience includes 10 years in Refugee Resettlement on the local level in Raleigh and as Chairperson of the State Refugee Advisory Council of NC, three years as a US/C-2 Missionary in Philadelphia, and as a Port Chaplain Intern with Global Maritime Ministries in New Orleans. Jason counts it a privilege to have walked beside hundreds of refugees and immigrants as they find new life - both domestically and eternally through Salvation in Jesus Christ!

jason@foresthills.org

919-828-6161 ext. 111