Pastors & Staff

Jeff Maynard

Senior Pastor

Jeff became pastor of FBC in 2018. He was ordained into gospel ministry on February 24, 1991, at River Bend Baptist Church in New Bern, NC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in music education. Jeff holds a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff has served as a senior pastor at Little River Baptist in the Brevard area, Marble Springs Baptist in the Murphy NC area, and Newfound Baptist in the Asheville area. Jeff and his family served as missionaries with the International Mission Board in South Africa for 5 years. He has been married to Donna since 1985. Together, they have three grown children, Stephen, Emily, and Elizabeth

Shane Carr

Associate Pastor of Youth and Families 

Shane came to FBC in 2023. He was ordained into gospel ministry on November 14, 2010, at Fincastle Baptist Church in Fincastle VA. Shane has a Bachelors in History from Bluefield University, as well as Masters of Arts in Religion from the Liberty Theological Seminary. Shane has served as an associate pastor at Fincastle Baptist Church in the Roanoke VA area, Southside Baptist Church in the Gadsden AL area, FBC Pikeville in eastern KY. Shane also served as Senior Pastor at Christian Life Fellowship in Lee County VA. Shane married Megan in 2007 and they have three children, Makayla, Micah, and Maribeth.

Michelle Ridenour

Children's Ministry Director

Michelle accepted the call the Children’s Director position in 2021. Michelle is a retired Exceptional Children’s teacher from Transylvania County Schools where she served for 30 years. She and her husband, Mike have been married for 25 years and have two sons Matthew and Micah. They currently reside in Etowah, NC. 

Joy Guffey

W.E.E. School Director

Joy became the W.E.E School Director in July of 2024. She was a teacher at Little River Baptist Church Preschool for 9 years and has been an LPN of 25 years. Joy and family have called Brevard home for 25+ years. She is married to Joey and they have 3 children Emily, Jacob & Isaac.

Rick Plotts

Hispanic Church Pastor 

Rick began to work in ministry in 1979, with children and youth. Rick was 1st called and then surrendered my life to do missions and missionary work in the Fall of 1989. Since then, He and his wife  been blessed to be involved in 4 church plants; two mission churches in Western NC and two in Mexico. During this time, he was also a full time foreign language teacher in both Transylvania & Jackson counties.
Rick has been married to his wonderful wife for 41 years. They have 3 grown children. One son and Two married daughters, who have blessed them with 5 grandsons.