Wayne is a partner in Christian Family, LLLP, a family land and timber farm.
He is the past chairman and, has been a director of the Georgia Agribusiness Council since 1989. He also serves as vice chairman and director of AgriTrust of Georgia; previously served on the Governor’s Center of Innovation for Agribusiness Board; director of the Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce for two terms; past president of the Georgia Peanut Producers Association; past advisory board member of the Georgia Peanut Commission. In addition, he is the former director of the USDA-Southern Region Risk Management Council.
Christian received the career achievement award-AGHON from the University of Georgia as an honorary member on South Campus. He retired from Christian, Kelly, Thigpen, PC, a Certified Public Accounting firm in Dublin after 47 years.