Pastor Jeff has been the pastor of New Life since it’s early beginnings in 1997 and through his leadership has grown the church to it’s present level of impact on the community & the world. He has been married to his college sweetheart Sherri since 1982, and they have four wonderful children Adam, Katie, Seth & Cariss, and four amazing grandchildren: Avery, Asa, Charlotte and Frankie.
He loves to laugh, and is known around the church for the amount of puns he can come up with on any given subject. If you ask, he can also do a pretty good impression of Elmo from Sesame Street.
Pastor Jeff & his wife Sherri enjoy traveling, and have been on several mission trips to Brazil. For fun he enjoys basketball and bike riding around the area with his wife. He loves a good steak & seafood, and enjoys rooting for the Carolina Tar Heels, Carolina Panthers & the Boston Red Sox.
Dr. Black holds a D. Min. in Pastoral Ministry and an M. Div. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, along with a B. A. in Religion from Gardner-Webb University.
Favorite Scripture: Romans 8:1 – “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”