1926 - 1999
Born in Royce City, Texas, Glen Payne developed a love for gospel music at an early age. As a teenager, he attended the Stamps-Baxter School of Music and secured a job both working in the company printing office and singing in the Stamps-Baxter Quartet.
After serving in the U.S. Army, Glen went to work for the Stamps Quartet Music Company in 1946, singing with the legendary Frank Stamps Quartet. In 1951, Glen moved to the Stamps-Ozark Quartet, remaining there until January 1957 when he joined the Weatherfords. For the next six years, Glen was a key figure in that successful group.
In August of 1963, Glen, along with Bobby Clark and Danny Coker, organized a trio to sing for evangelist Rex Humbard in his Cathedral of Tomorrow in Akron, Ohio. The following year, the trio added bass singer George Younce to form the Cathedral Quartet. Through the partnership and leadership of Payne and Younce, the Cathedral Quartet soon emerged as one of the premier groups in Southern Gospel Music.
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