Arise & Shine for Thy Light Has Come
Biography My name is Stanley John Martin Payne, the second to last of seven children. (4 girls/3 boys) I was born in the beautiful Island of Barbados. I have been living in the US since 1987. In the summer of 1972, I attended a crusade sponsored by the Six Roads Seventh-day Adventist Church at the invitation of the 'Moore boys' my teenage friends. I listened to Pastor Jansen Trotman as he presented truth from God's word with great clarity and persuasion. That summer just before my sixteenth birthday I was baptized and accepted into the fellowship of the Six Roads SDA Church. There I got my first significant introduction to music. I took piano for 2 years and later became the church organist. To this point and for the next quarter century I had no serious interest in singing. In 2007 I recorded my first album: Arise And Shine For Thy Light Has Come, followed by a Christmas Single 'Before The Cross There Was A Manger.' The recently released project includes two albums: Lord You Are Worthy an original work, and 'Til The Storm Passes By my Hymns Project. God bless Stan.