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Making Life A Little Lighter

Romans 12:1-2

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering.  Embracing what Goes does for you is the best thing you can do for him.  Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.  Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.  Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down into its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturing in you.” 

Our Values

Faith: The values of Christ and the teachings of the Bible should guide all decision-making processes.

Courage: Being willing to take bold and decisive action in the face of challenges and adversity.

Community: Building strong relationships with the community and working to make a positive impact to society.

Respect: Valuing and honoring the dignity of all people and treating everyone with respect and kindness.

Generosity: Being willing to share your time, talents, and treasures with anyone in need as a conduit of God’s love.

Diversity: Embracing diversity in all it’s forms and creating an inclusive culture that values and leverages differences.

Integrity: Honesty, transparency, and accountability are paramount to building trust within the organization and with external stakeholders.

Our Mission

Our mission is to cover the world in Christ by unapologetically declaring to the world whose we are by proactively creating faith-centric cultures in the workplace.

Who We Are

At C-Suite for Christ, we are a group of business executives who come together every month to share our stories of how including Christ in our daily lives has positively affected our work environment. We share our joys and our struggles with others on the same journey.

In sharing the joys and struggles with others who walk similar paths, we are able to support and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ to live courageously in witness to Him. It is our hope to rejuvenate the working soul through fellowship and praise of God.

Chapter Presidents

Matt Payne

Matt Payne is a 30-year security leader, former law enforcement officer, and combat controller in the US Air Force. He is also the co-president of c-Suite for Christ Atlanta and founder of Outer Circle Foundation. Matt has had an illustrious career in the military and security industry, serving as a combat controller in the US Air Force and working as a law enforcement officer before transitioning to the private security sector. He is also a devout Christian and serves as the co-president of c-Suite for Christ Atlanta, an organization that helps business leaders integrate their faith into their work. Matt is also the co-founder of Outer Circle Foundation, which aims to provide support and resources to veterans, first responders and their families.

Matt’s dedication to service and his faith make him a respected leader in his community and beyond.


Buffy Payne

Buffy Payne is a 30-year security leader, co-founder of Outer Circle Foundation, and co-president of C-Suite for Christ Atlanta with her husband Matt. She is also a mother of 5 and is passionate about bringing others to God and fueling their love for him.

As a security leader, Buffy Payne has made a significant impact in her field. She is also the co-founder of Outer Circle Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support and resources to veterans, first responders, and their families during times of need . In addition, she serves as the co-president of C-Suite for Christ Atlanta, an organization that helps business leaders integrate their faith into their work.

Buffy’s dedication to service and her faith make her a respected leader in her community and beyond.


Executive Committee
The primary mission of the C-Suite for Christ Executive Committee is to offer key insights – from a broad perspective – regarding all of the many activities happening within the C-Suite for Christ movement. This committee is designed to provide guidance in multiple arenas, such as worldwide expansion endeavors, the efforts taking place at the home office, and essential social media activities. The committee’s breadth of knowledge and experience affords an effective checks and balances for the organization.

Marketing Committee
This group is responsible for getting the word out about C-Suite for Christ and coming up with creative, engaging, effective means of connecting with Christian business executives all across Georgia. Whether it be via social media, events, or other creative modalities, this collection of members is tasked with calling attention to our group in an effort to not only increase awareness, but swell our membership ranks in the process.

Membership Committee
It’s the primary mission of this group to vet prospective members of the group to ensure that high-quality, God fearing, value driven men and women are identified, recruited, and admitted into C-Suite for Christ. In addition to the recruitment of new members, this collection of individuals is also responsible for the retention of current members by paying attention to their needs and ensuring that we are delivering high value to these folks on an ongoing, regular basis.

Mission Committee
This group is tasked with coming up with ways to take what is being taught and discussed during the gatherings of C-Suite for Christ and sharing it with the rest of the world, namely through volunteering, community service, missionary work, or other external facing modalities. Our ability to evangelize and bring others to Christ is of the utmost importance to our organization and this collection of individuals is on the forefront of doing just that.

Ministry Committee
It’s the primary mission of this group to identify speakers to address the C-Suite for Christ members at our monthly meetings and work with them to come up with topics and programming that our membership will find of value. Additionally, it is this collection of individuals who draft our Mission and Vision Statements and ensure that, in everything we do, our organization is being true to our purpose, our members, and all those whose lives we are impacting on a daily basis.