Jeff Maynard was born in Louisa, Kentucky and his family hails from Martin County Kentucky. While still a child his family moved often as his dad worked on road construction and with Westmoreland Coal Company. They eventually settled in Big Stone Gap, Va. After graduating high school, Jeff attended the University of South Carolina where he majored in Music Education.
He married Donna Webb soon after graduating college. Donna grew up in Columbia and also has a music degree from USC. Jeff became the band director of West Craven High School in New Bern, NC. During their years in New Bern, Jeff and Donna became very active at River Bend Baptist Church. This was a new work and they were discipled by wonderful Christian leaders.
In 1989 Jeff answered the call to full time ministry and moved to Wake Forest, NC where he attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned the master of Divinity with Christian Education degree. He served as a minister of music and youth.
Upon graduation from seminary Jeff served in Charlotte, NC as a minister of Education and music before accepting a call to pastor Little River Baptist Church in Brevard, NC.
In 2003 Jeff and Donna were appointed IMB Missionaries with the Southern Baptist Convention. Jeff served 4 years as church planter/developer among the amaXhosa people group. He trained pastors, started a Bible Institute and saw many churches started.
In 2007, Jeff accepted to call to pastor Marble Springs Baptist church in Cherokee County, NC and served there for four years before accepting the call to become Newfound Baptist’s pastor. Jeff finds his call to Newfound to be centered on the great need and potential for reaching the community for Christ. He has focused on making disciples, lifting up Jesus and developing a church filled with the unity and love of Christ found through a Holy Spirit filled church.
Jeff has done revivals and guest speaking in Maryland, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Missouri, West Virginia, South Carolina, Vermont and Pennsylvania.
In addition to His four years in South Africa, Jeff has preached and served on short term mission trips to the Philippines, Thailand, and Romania.
Jeff and Donna have three children. Stephen, Emily and Elizabeth.