Pastoral staff

Pastors & Staff

Jamie Gruber

Interim Pastor

Jamie originally began attending church at Vinton Baptist in 2000. He stepped away for a short time and returned in 2004. He quickly felt that the Lord was calling him to get involved in ministry, and he found a place volunteering in AWANA's. That soon turned to him helping with the teen class and he felt that was where he was supposed to be. In due time, Jame became the youth leader and really enjoyed serving the church by caring for and forming relationships with the teens. During the time with the teens, Sanctify Drama Team was formed.  Through this ministry, Jamie, along with many of the teens, were able to visit many different churches and events to share the love of Jesus. In 2014 Jamie felt that the Lord was calling him to further his education. It was then that he enrolled at Liberty University.  He has since graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Religion: Biblical and Theological Studies as well as a Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries. In January 2012, Jamie felt that it was time to leave his position with the teens and he accepted the position of Pastor of Young Adults. In April of 2016, his title changed to Pastor of Discipleship. While serving in ministry, alongside of his secular career for many years, Jamie has followed the Lord's call for the next step in his life, which is full time ministry. In January 2020, he became full time staff here at Vinton Baptist Church. Jamie is very excited for the opportunity to devote his full attention to the church and it's congregation. He has a passion in preaching and teaching God's Word and seeing the lost transformed by the love of Christ.

Jamie and Robin have been married for 23 years and they have been blessed with 9 children.

Jamie Payne


Jamie came to know Jesus Christ as her savior early in her childhood. She truly believes that God has orchestrated her life journey. She has worked with local organizations that have enabled her to see the clear need for true healing and restoration, which comes only through Jesus Christ, in the lives of those in our community.

She is passionate about equipping families to do discipleship in their homes. She recognizes that the Church of tomorrow begins with what we are doing at home today! Discipleship happens as we live our daily lives, training those around us moment by moment. It does not just happen in an hour on Sunday morning or Wednesday night.  

It is also her desire to equip leaders to equip leaders! She is enthusiastic about training Kid’s Ministry Leaders so that they can effectively do the work of equipping the children in our ministry to become the next generation of Disciple makers.  

Jamie has attended Vinton Baptist Church since 2005.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. In addition to ministry, she also works alongside her husband, Scott, on their family farm and homeschools their children, Ella and Corbin.