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Dr. Chad Payn

Chair, Division of Exercise Science, Sports and Recreation
Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Sports and Recreation
Faculty Athletics Representative

Office Location Noble Complex, 113
Phone (Office) 405.585.5373


Dr. Payn is the Assistant Professor of Sports and Recreation in the Health and Human Performance Division. He joined the OBU faculty in 2016 after serving as a sports minister for over 15 years in churches in Houston, Dallas, Southeast Georgia, and Oklahoma. His passion is using sports and recreation as a tool to build Gospel centered relationships between the church and communities. He has led several international sports ministry trips with churches and as a GO Trip mentor with OBU.


B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University
M.A.C.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
E.d.D., United States Sports Academy