First Lady


First Lady Lovie Browne Tarver is a native of Woodbury, New Jersey, the wife of Rev. Dr. Jerome (Sam) Tarver, Pastor of Maple Springs Baptist Church and mother of Jai Alicia, who is a Sophomore at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Lady Lovie accepted the Lord at an early age and enjoyed serving as a youth leader, missionary and choir member. She has a heart for young people and served as the Director of Youth Ministries for 17 years.

In addition to her responsibilities as a wife, mother and First Lady, she is the Executive Director of the Maple Springs Community Service Corporation, Connect Ministry Leader, serves as a teacher for Hope Missionaries, Youth Division of Lott Carey Foreign Missions Convention, works in the Nursery Ministry and is a member of the praise team and two choirs. Lady Lovie has a servant’s heart and seeks to serve God’s people.

Lady Tarver is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She later received a master’s degree Certificate from George Washington University, School of Public Management and most recently attended the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary as a graduate student. Professionally, she has worked as a Project and Program Manager supporting multiple federal government contracts for more than 20 years.

Lady Lovie strives to be an example of a virtuous woman — a woman who is yielded to God in every area of her life. Her favorite Scripture is Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”