The Rev. Jeffrey Patnaude holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in music from The Hartt School, University of Hartford, CT and the Manhattan School of Music, NYC, respectively.  He received a Master of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA.

A native of Farmington, ME, Rev. Patnaude comes to First Baptist Church from a 16-year pastorate at the Ogunquit Baptist Church in Ogunquit, ME.  He has also served as pastor of the West Harpswell Baptist Church, Harpswell, ME and as Youth Pastor at the Ogunquit Baptist Church. 

Pastor Jeff serves as a trustee with the Northern Baptist Educational Society, has served on the American Baptist Churches of Maine’s Committee on the Ministry and is a past Music Director of China Lake Music Camp, China, ME.  He has served as music director of the Wells Junior High School spring musical, music instructor at Atlantic Harmonies music studio in Wells, ME and as the Wells High School Spring Track throwing coach.

An operatically trained tenor, Pastor Jeff once sang with both the Liederkranz and Brandenburg opera clubs in New York.  He was featured soloist at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, CT, and soloist for various Maine Festival performances of the Mark Thallander Foundation.  From 2000-2003, he served as Adjunct Instructor of Voice at Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

Pastor Jeff’s wife, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Patnaude, serves as Chair of the School of Occupational Therapy at Husson University, Bangor.  She is a native of Hartford, CT.  They are the proud parents of five sons: Richard, a candidate for Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of New England, Biddeford, ME, Michael, a student studying biology at the University of Maine, Farmington.  Aaron, a business and accounting student at Husson University, David, an incoming senior at George Stevens Academy, and Matthew, an incoming Sophomore at George Stevens Academy.