about jeanne mayo


Acclaimed by Ministries Today as “America’s Number One Youth Pastor,” Dr. Jeanne Mayo has thrown her heart and passion into equipping leaders for over five decades. Her ministry DNA is reflected in her life mission statement: “The motivation and mentorship of Kamikaze Christianity into practicing and potential Kingdom champions.” Through the years, Jeanne has been used by the Lord to take challenging ministries to exciting spiritual and numerical health. Jeanne’s successful leadership has placed her in high demand as a communicator as well as a leadership coach and public speaker. She has crisscrossed the U.S. and the globe, speaking in countless venues to a myriad of audiences.


Jeanne’s heart for mentoring ministry leaders has been “center stage” for the past 20 years as she has hosted thousands of pastors in her home through THE CADRE. In more recent years, Jeanne founded PREVAIL Women’s Mastermind and PLATINUM Leadership Coaching. All her non-profits join with THE CADRE in their mission to “instruct, equip, inspire, and encourage the emerging leaders of this generation.” Through these venues, she has put thousands of the nation’s premiere leaders into both her home and her heart.
Among her honors, Jeanne was awarded the Lifetime Influence Award from the National Assemblies of God, the world’s largest denomination with over 66 million members and adherents. She has also been featured twice as the “cover story” of Ministries Today magazine. In their most recent feature article on her, Jeanne was once again heralded as one of the nation’s premiere voices in the training and raising up of emerging leaders across our nation and around the world at large.

This season in Jeanne's life, she is largely focusing her heart and passion on putting other leaders "on her shoulders." Her four primary avenues of impact include The Cadre, Prevail Women’s Mastermind, Platinum Leadership Coaching, and public speaking. She remains in high demand at leadership conferences and churches all over the country.

Publishing has also continued to be one of Jeanne’s focuses. She is a regular columnist for Group Magazine and Ministries Today. She is the author of the popular leadership book Thriving Youth Groups, Dating Declassified and Uncensored: Finding God When He Feels Far Away. Her fourth book, JEANNEisms: Short Sentences That Echo Loud Meaning has also met with wide acclaim. Recently, she has released two more popular books, MEMORABLE, Volumes 1 and 2.

In 2017, Heaven became a little richer with the entrance of her husband, Pastor Sam Mayo. Jeanne often smilingly says that she was privileged to experience nearly “48 years of marriage and ministry with the patriarch who yet remains her lifelong ‘hero and boyfriend.’” Their two adult sons, Josh and Justin, both are thriving in full-time ministry endeavors as well.

In short, life pulsates with energy and purpose in the life of Jeanne Mayo. She often smilingly reminds those around her that she remains focused on Missionary Jim Elliott’s words: “He is no fool who gives what he CANNOT KEEP…to gain what he CANNOT LOSE.”

International Speaker & Author

Founder & President of The Cadre

Founder & President of Platinum Leadership Coaching Cohort

Founder & President of Youth Leader's Coach