Important Covid-19 Protocol Update


In response to the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in DeSoto County, particularly for children, the Maples Leadership Team has elected to make the following changes to our protocol:


-We have returned to roping off every other row in the sanctuary in order to increase social distancing. Please do not sit in a roped off row and please do not remove the ropes.


-Children under the age of 12 will be required to wear their mask indoors unless they are in the sanctuary and socially distanced with their family group. Children under the age of 2 will not be required to wear a mask. Teachers of classes with children under 12 in them should also wear a mask while in the classroom.


-Children aged 2-4 participating in the Maples Learning Center's preschool program do not have to wear a mask. However, school-aged children participating in the MLC's after school program WILL be required to wear a mask.


-As always, Maples encourages everyone to acquire a Covid-19 vaccine or wear a mask if they choose not to. You can find more information on Covid-19 vaccines here.

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Get to Know Us

Greetings in Christ!

Remember the old television sitcom called, "Cheers"?  It was a show about a bunch of folks who regularly visited or worked at an area Boston bar.  One of the biggest characters was "Norm".  Every time Norm walked into that bar, everyone stopped their conversation and they all yelled in unison the greeting, "N-O-R-M!"  Remember the theme song to that show?  The chorus of it went like this.....

Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
And they're always glad you came;
You want to be where you can see,
Your troubles are all the same;
You want to be where everybody knows your name.

We here at Maples know people matter to God.  As a result they matter to us and it is our hope here at Maples you will know that from your first encounter whether it is a virtual visit or a drive upon the matter to us!  

My prayer is that Maples Church will be that place in your life where "everybody knows your name" and "they're always glad you came!".

Please check us out and contact us via phone, 662-895-2279, email, or email any of our staff so we can get to know you. 

We would love for you to get to know us.

In Christ,

Rev. Stephen Sparks
Lead Pastor

To get in touch with us, please e-mail the following people depending on which ministry you are hoping to get in touch with: 

Rev. Stephen Sparks
Lead Pastor

Rev. Sam Jones
Associate Pastor

Joel Garrott
Pastor to Students and Families

Dr. Joey Lott
Worship Arts Pastor

Sarah Kirchhoff
Children's Ministry Coordinator

Brennan Ballard
Director of Media Ministry

Gail Ross
Church Secretary

Meghan Galtelli