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Jon Payne |

Senior Pastor

As the senior pastor of Redemption Hill Church, Jon oversees the theological vision and Sunday preaching of the church and provides leadership to the pastoral team and staff.

Additionally, Jon serves on the Leadership Team of Sovereign Grace Churches as the director of church development. In this role, he is responsible for providing resources and care for Sovereign Grace’s regional leaders and developing resources to serve and support Sovereign Grace pastors.

Jon has been in pastoral ministry since 2005, having served on staff in Gilbert, Arizona before planting Redemption Hill Church in 2013.

He and his wife, Lory, live in Round Rock with their four children who give them endless new moments of gratefulness and laughter.


Aaron Mayfield |


Aaron serves as a bivocational elder at Redemption Hill Church, overseeing various areas of the church including discipleship, community groups, counseling, marriage care, and evangelism.

Aaron completed his undergrad work at the Criswell College in Dallas, and is also a graduate of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. He is happily married to Holly and they have five sons. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities Aaron runs a small business in the greater Austin area.


Ken Mellinger |


Ken serves as a pastor at Redemption Hill Church and oversees the land and building search, various administrative matters, and a number of community groups. After serving as a pastor at Living Hope Church in Middletown, PA, for 32 years Ken and Beth relocated to Round Rock in 2022.

Ken and Beth married in 1977, were blessed with 4 children, and they added 19 grandchildren to their family last time they counted.


Reese Prater |

Pastoral Assistant

Reese serves as a pastoral assistant at Redemption Hill Church. He helps with various administrative needs such as Sunday morning coordination and parent and youth ministry. In his free time, he enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee.

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