Rev. Jeff Jaynes was born and raised in the Tulsa area and grew up in the United Methodist Church. Jeff received his Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Theology from Georgetown University and his Master’s of Divinity from Duke University. After graduating from Duke, Jeff was appointed to Southern Hills UMC in Tulsa where he served until June, 2011 when he was appointed as the Executive Director of Restore Hope Ministries. In 2020, Jeff was named as a “Tulsan of the Year” by the Tulsa World and in 2022 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Holland Hall School.
Jeff has a passion for the Tulsa area and its people, especially those who are in need. Before answering the call to ministry, Jeff worked in a variety of public service positions at the local and national levels. Jeff and his wife have two incredible sons. They love to travel, and are big fans of sports and the arts.
Director of Administration
Director of Development/Communications
Director, Homeless Prevention Initiative
Director of Hunger Reduction
Program Compliance Manager