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MAP continues to grow and we want you to be a part of that growth! We have so many wonderful supporters, but there is always room for another. If what you see here makes you want to learn more or get involved, contact us!

Please call us, e-mail us, etc. for help with your unanswered questions about MAP. We want to hear from you!

Our Beginnings

MAP was founded in the year 2000 by Sonny Childs and his wife, Cindy. They had always had a deep belief that, often times, the youth of the Church was neglected. They began MAP to be a program that would help nurture and grow the Church of the future, as well as the Church of today.

Us Today

Now, more than 20 years after the start of MAP, we have been able to train more than 150 young people during our summer events. We have also had the privilege of training many, many more during our other events throughout the year. Our MAPsters have been phenomenal in their congregations and communities. We have had MAPsters in a vast number of areas including book writers, professional therapists, full-time ministers, foreign missionaries, and many more. We praise God for all that He has done through MAP and pray that He continues to use us for His purposes.

Meet the MAP Staff

MAP has a wonderful group who works tirelessly to grow our program, not just numerically or financially but, more importantly, spiritually. Every staff member is dedicated to The Lord’s service and works in some other type of ministerial role outside of MAP.


Sonny Childs

Founder, Director, & President of the Board of Directors

Sonny Childs has worked in various forms of ministry for over 30 years. Apart from MAP, he works as a traveling evangelist, as well as preaching for his home congregation when he’s not on the road.


Cathie Butler

Ministry Coordinator

Cathie was a member of the first MAP team in 2000 and joined the MAP staff in 2007. Cathie also works as the science teacher for Crowley’s Ridge College, a Christian school in Paragould, AR.


Bryson Childs

Development Coordinator

The son of Sonny & Cindy, Bryson grew up working with MAP. Throughout the years, he has developed a passion for the ministry and he and his family continue to work with MAP. He also works as a youth minister for the Church of Christ in Bono, AR.