Rev. Christopher A. Mayes
President & Funeral Director
Pastor Christopher Andrew Mayes is a native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. On March 30, 1977 he was born to the late Rev. Andrew J. Mayes and Mrs. Dorothy (Belue) Mayes. He is the husband of Lyria (Pruitt) Mayes, formerly of Maben, Mississippi. He is the father of Felecio, Christerria, Camden, Jaxson, Carmynn, Cortlynn and Cambrielle. Pastor Mayes is a 1995 graduate of Muscle Shoals High School. He served in the United States Army and Reserves from 1993 until 2006. He attended Shoals Community College, where he majored in Allied Health, concentrating in the field of Emergency Medical Training. As a child, he was intrigued with the funeral business. At the age of 11, he started working with Thompson and Son Funeral Home. At the age of 27, he pursued his dream of opening his own business. On December 6, 2004, the Trinity Memorial Funeral Home was organized and established with the guidance of God and support from his loving parents.During his early childhood, his parents instilled in him the importance of making God top priority in his life. At the age of 8, Pastor Mayes accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He participated in many ministries under the leadership of his father, the Late Reverend Andrew Mayes. He also served as musician for various churches in the Shoals area. When he was 22 years of age, Pastor Mayes acknowledged his call into the ministry. On December 5, 1999 he was licensed to preach the Word of God under the leadership of Pastor Clifford L. Mayes. In 2003, he was elected as Pastor of the Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Florence, Alabama where he served until October 2009. During his pastoralship, through the power of God, the church was relocated and a new facility was constructed. He also served as the Springhill District Baptist Association Vice Moderator (2003-2006) and later as Moderator (2006-2009). He now serves as the Vice Moderator for the Mt. Oliver District Missionary Baptist Association. Pastor Mayes has a great love for people and a passion for mentoring young ministers. Pastor Mayes is a passionate leader, dynamic teacher, powerful preacher, and an anointed visionary; who was called to pastor the Sand Creek Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Starkville, Mississippi in June of 2011 until March of 2017. He currently serves as Pastor of the Pleasant Plain Baptist Church of Prairie, Mississippi. In ministry and professionally, Pastor Mayes has a zeal for practical Christian Education, through which he works to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is important in the Scriptures, applicable to daily living.