The First Church of Jesus was founded by Maynard native Isaiah Berry in 1954. In just a year it became Maynard's largest church, and by the end of the decade it was the only church in town.


Isaiah passed away in 1995, leaving the FCOJ in the very capable hands of his eldest son, Gary, who has guided his congregation with a steady hand ever since.


Whether you are a new arrival in Maynard, or are new to the Christian church, you will find that the First Church of Jesus is the place for you.

Head Pastor:

Gary L. Berry


Associate Pastor:

Hoyt Jackson

Youth Pastor:

Wade Longstreet


Audiovisual Technician:

Derek Blackburn


Sharon Parker

Carter Blackburn

Randall Burgess

Cathy Martel

Travis Tully

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