Author: Jessie Owen Payne

Jessie Owen Payne

Jessie Owen Payne is the Media Director of The Philos Project. Jessie graduated from Bob Jones University in 2008 with a BA in Radio and Television Broadcasting and a minor in Public Relations Journalism. She interned with Entercom Communications while in college, did freelance writing for The Greenville News in South Carolina, and worked as a staff reporter and editor for The Springville Journal and, later, The Sun News outside Buffalo, NY. Jessie’s passions include fashion, photography and travel. She currently lives with her husband Drew and two children, Logan and Ashtyn, in Greenville, S.C.

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Iraq

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, May 6, 2017

President Donald Trump hosts the Palestinian Authority leader, and a new off-Broadway musical pokes fun at the Iraq War. These stories and more.

Palestinian

The Region: Abbas’ Visit to Washington & Arab-Israeli Peace Negotiations

By Jessie Owen Payne Thursday, May 4, 2017

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with President Donald Trump in Washington on May 3 for their first face-to-face talks since…

Leadership

Meet the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute Participants

By Jessie Owen Payne

Meet the 22 young men and women who will participate in the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute, a once-in-a-lifetime experience offered by The Philos Project.

United Nations

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, April 29, 2017

The United Nations comes under fire for electing Saudi Arabia to its women’s rights commission. This story and more in our Middle East news roundup.

former

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, April 22, 2017

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is disqualified from running for office again and the Trump Administration revisits the nuclear deal.

State

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, April 15, 2017

The U.S. targets the Islamic State with the “mother of all bombs,” and an American soldier is laid to rest. These stories and more.

week

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, April 8, 2017

In an unprecedented move this week, President Donald Trump ordered 59 Tomahawk missiles to be launched at a Syrian government air base. This story and more.

Radio

Fellow Helps Launch First Christian Broadcast Frequency in Israel

By Jessie Owen Payne Friday, April 7, 2017

A Philos Project fellow was instrumental in the launch of Voice of Hope, Israel’s first radio station ministering to the Christians of the Middle East.

New

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, April 1, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Turkey this week to meet with the country’s leaders and to discuss a…

State

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Islamic State claims responsibility for the London attack and a Baghdad bombing, and the Senate proposes new sanctions against Iran.