Pastor E.C. Maltbia & Family
Everette Cornell Maltbia was born on Feburary 28, 1972 in Conway, Arkansas to Lee and Barbara Maltbia. He is the fourth of five children, having one brother, Henry, and three sisters Diane, Gena, and Natalee. He accepted Christ into his life in 1981 at the early age of nine. He was called into the ministry shortly thereafter at the age of 16. In 1991, he became the youngest ordained elder in the Church of God in Christ Second Eccelesiastial Jurisdication of Arkansas under the leadership of Bishop Donnie Lee Lindsey. In 1993, he founded and organized the True Holiness Saints Center and married his high school sweetheart, Natasha Pierce of Conway, Arkansas. God has blessed them with two lovely children, Kennedy and Conner.
Pastor Maltbia's ministry far exceeds his service at True Holiness and within other religious affiliations. Over the years, he has demonstrated his leadership through serving on the board of directors for the following organizations: United Way of Faulkner County, The Faulkner County Leadership Institute, The University of Central Arkansas grievance Advisory Board, Salvation Army of Faulkner County, Conway Corporation Cable Board of Directors, and in both the Central Arkansas and Conway Ministerial Alliance. Most recently, he has been appointed to the City of Conway Civil Service Commission.
Throughout Pastor Maltbia's ministry, he has received several awards and recognition for his outstanding leadership both locally and nationally. His acknowledgements first began in 1989 when he was featured in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper, at the age of 17, as the Youth of the Year. In 1994, he received recognition from the International Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Chandler Owens, for his dedication and commitment to the Church. In 1995, he received the state of Arkansas Certificate of Recognition from Governor Jim Guy Tucker. In 1996, he was given the key to the city of Conway from Mayor David Kinley and in 2005 by Mayor Tab Townsend. In 2001, he received an Honorary Assistant General of the State of Arkansas by Attorney General Mark Pryor. In 2002, he received the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. In August of 2003, he received the Recognition of Faithful Service Award because of his dedication to the Central Arkansas Ministerial Alliance. In 2004, he also received the Gospel Fest Appreciation Award from the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Iota Pi Chapter) and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Gamma Eta Chapter). In February 1999, he was the keynote speaker at the Conway Senior High Black History Assembly. He most recently received the Ten Outstanding Young Arkansans Award. Pastor Maltbia has conducted revivals, lectures, workshops, seminars, conferences, teaching, preaching, and speaking engagements not only in the state of Arkansas but also in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Colorado, Ohio, and Tennessee.