ABOUT US

Maplewood Church is an evangelical, Independent Bible Fellowship started by a group of four families who met in the small Maplewood Grange Hall, east of Sedalia, back in 1965. Stonecroft Ministry, a church planting organization, initially assisted the church with pastoral leadership. The church body soon outgrew the Grange Hall and built the present sanctuary located 4 miles east of Sedalia by Monsees Lake Estates.

 

Maplewood maintains a strong, Bible-focused, family-oriented ministry with vibrant programs for children and youth and family-friendly activities scheduled throughout the year. God has blessed us with over thirteen acres of land and multiple buildings. We support Ponca Bible Camp (in Arkansas) for children and youth. Applewood Christian School meets in our facilities. World missions are strongly emphasized, and the church plays a role in the support of some eleven missionaries in four countries...and still counting! Maplewood seeks to minister to Sedalia, Smithton, and the surrounding communities for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ!

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

At Maplewood, we desire to engage others, help them discover Jesus, and see their lives transformed through the work of the Holy Spirit.

OUR VISION

We desire to mold generations of God-fearing men and women who love Jesus Christ, are devoted to His Word, practice His principles, and glorify Him with their lives.

OUR VALUES

God's Word, Prayer, Evangelism, Worship, Service, Fellowship, Stewardship

OUR BEGINNINGS

  1. Maplewood Church is an evangelical, Independent Bible Fellowship started in 1965 by four families who were seeking to spread the gospel of Christ around Sedalia.

  2. Meetings first took place in a member’s basement and then the Maplewood Grange Hall, with guidance and training from the director of Child Evangelism Fellowship for the state of Missouri at that time.

  3. Different lay pastors from Village Missions (an organization that aids in the development of rural churches) shepherded Maplewood in its beginnings, each serving from six months to several years or more, all stressing the need to reach out to the community.

  4. In 1970, the existing Maplewood Church sanctuary was built on Highway O on land donated by a local businessman and farmer.  A gym has since been added to the campus, and a new sanctuary building is in progress.

OUR STAFF

Bob Wauchope

Lead Pastor

Pastor Bob joined the Maplewood team in 2019.

Ty Burgoon

Associate Pastor

Pastor Ty joined the Maplewood team in 2013. 

Rebecca

Backe

Church Secretary

Becki has served as the Maplewood secretary since 2017.

Jeff Backe

Facilities Manager

Jeff has served as our facilities manager since 2017. 

Richard Stewart

Facilities Custodian

Richard has served as the Maplewood custodian since 2020.

OUR ELDERS

- Joel Sherman (Chairman)

- Don Allcorn

- Lee Wagenknecht

- David Boatright 

- Stephen Barrett

- Aaron Criss 

- Matt Boatright 

- Paul Calvert

OUR DEACONS

- Scott Young 

- Baxter Turner 

- Hunter Cline (Jan. ’22) 

 

Trustees: Keith Sumner, Drew Lusk, Marshall Cogdill

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS