Founder and director of James Payne Ministries INC Grammy-nominated songwriter
Penned over 2500 songs recorded by over 1200 artists. Nearly 100 #1 songs on various music charts. Member of the ICGMA Hall of Fame Recipient of the ICM Living Legend Award F. The Diamond Award for 50 number-one songs.
Has received numerous Songwriter Of The Year Awards, Song Of The Year, Male Vocalist, Entertainer Of The Year. and almost every other award music has to offer. Has preached over 5000 crusades in 42 years of ministry. Has appeared on PTL, 700 Club, TBN, TCT, Cornerstone, Daystar, and Inspiration TV Network.