Our Staff


Bro. Curt Howard


Bro. Curt became the pastor of Maple Springs Baptist Church in 2004.  Since that time, God has blessed the church in strength and in number as the result of straight-forward, Bible preaching and teaching.  In 2008, under Bro. Curt’s leadership, God blessed the church with a new, 19,000 sq. ft. facility relocated to Hwy. 14.  In 2012, due to the growth of our membership, an addition was added to this facility, seating an additional 200 people.  Then in 2014, as a result of God’s continued blessings and the faithful giving of her members, Maple Springs Baptist Church burned the note on the new facility and the church became debt-free.

Bro. Curt holds a BA in agriculture from Arkansas State University and a Bachelor of Theology from Gethsemane Bible Institute.  He and his wife, Sandy, have two children, Cray and Cacey.  Bro. Curt and his family reside in Newark, Arkansas.


church pics 2015 004

Bro. Earl Stoner

Assistant Pastor

Bro. Earl was called into the ministry in 1971, and since that time, he has pastored many churches in Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Bro. Earl is known for his sweet spirit and the love that he shows for the Lord, His churches, and His people.  He became the assistant pastor of Maple Springs Baptist Church in 2013, and  has been a wonderful blessing to the church.  Bro. Earl and his lovely wife, Kathryn, who have been married 55+ years, have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.  Bro. Earl and Sister Kathryn reside in Batesville, Arkansas.