First Lady Minister Lovie Browne Tarver is a native of Woodbury, New Jersey, the wife of Rev. Dr. Jerome (Sam) Tarver, Pastor of Maple Springs Baptist Church (MSBC) and mother of Jai Alicia. 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 MSBC Director of Youth Ministries for 17 years.

In addition to her responsibilities as a wife, mother, and First Lady of Maple Springs, she was licensed to preach the gospel on October 9, 2021. Minister Tarver is the Executive Director of the Maple Springs Community Service Corporation and serves in the following church ministries: Church Worship & Support Department, Nursery Ministry, Praise & Worship Team, and two choirs. She is the lead teacher for Hope Missionaries, Youth Division of Lott Carey Foreign Missions Convention, and Site Coordinator for the Pen or Pencil Movement at MSBC. Lady Lovie has a servant’s heart and seeks to serve God’s people.

Minister Tarver received a Master’s degree from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. Professionally, she has worked for more than 25 years as a Program and Project Manager supporting multiple federal government contracts. Currently, she is a Project Director and the Corporate Compliance Officer for Purisolve, Inc.

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.”