Pastor Maynard Sopher, ThD
Pastor Maynard Sopher is the founding and Senior Pastor of New Birth Ministries Church of God in Christ. Pastor Sopher is known as one of the most gifted and anointed guitarist throughout his music ministry travels nationally and internationally. He is a member of the International Orchestra Music Department of the Churches of God in Christ (COGIC.) He and his extended family of Detroit, Michigan are widely recognized as the pioneers of the Sacred Steel Guitar music genre; made famous by the Cambell Brothers, Calvin Cooke, and Robert Randolph. Pastor Sopher and his immediate family of 3 generations have a powerful anointed music ministry. Pastor Sopher also teaches and preaches the word of God to individuals that meet them right where they are. His unique style of prophetic ministry penetrates deep into the soul with restoration and healing and yet his keen sense of humor will uplift and inspire you. Pastor Maynard and First Lady Carolyn Sopher have been married 40+ years and their motto is "Live a life that is committed to Christ and a life of great adventure". Pastor Sopher has an earned Doctorate Degree in Theology/Biblical Studies from United Theological Seminary.