​               Cathy Payton Pace

​                            Minister of Music

​Cathy joined Woodbury Baptist in January 2016.  She is experienced in a variety of Church music roles from soloist,

praise team, keyboardist, pianist, and music director.  She has knowledge and utilization of contemporary, blended, and

traditional worship styles, in addition to being a classroom music teacher and choral director.  She is also a classically trained

vocalist and teacher.  She graduated from Tift College in Forsyth, GA in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

with Concentration in Voice (Cum Laude).  

               Honors:  Applied Music Scholarship

                               Dora Brinson Award for Music Excellence

                               Tift Ideal Award

                               National Association of Teaching Singers Award

               Music Director:  Fellowship Baptist Church - Thomaston, GA

                                                  Unity Baptist Church - Newnan, GA (interim)

                                               Southside Baptist Church - Greenville, MS

                                              Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Columbus, GA

To many of you, I am Preacher Payton's youngest daughter.  We shared ten years together as a church family.  When dad

was diagnosed with cancer, you exemplified what the church should be, by graciously taking care of our every need.  In his

death, we mourned together.  Over the years, when I've returned for Homecomings or other events, I've been pleased to see

how well the church buildings have been maintained; how careful you've been to preserve the history of the church, while

following and fulfilling new visions.


As I contemplate this new year before us, my mind is flooded with details, plans, questions, hopes......and yes, some fears.

Beginning something new tends to create some level of anxiety.  But, that's when trust comes into play.  I trust God completely. 

He has never failed me, nor will he fail you.  I do not like the circumstance under which I come to Woodbury.  In my mind,

Tim Harbin should still be here.  But our thoughts and God's thoughts do not always align.  We can honor Tim's memory by

staying the course, building upon the strong foundation he laid.  A new year.  I am so thankful to be sharing it with you!

            Singing His Praises,


​Woodbury Baptist Church, Woodbury, GA