Hey mj, which Mapex
Horizon are you looking at? The Horizon Birch (love birch, tends to be a little more 'punchy' - I own a birch kit) or the Horizon Big City? Both look very cool and while I don't play gospel, but I've possessed a set of Mapex
Mars drums and they were a very nice kit (I was loaned them for about 2 years by a buddy who was an endorser of Mapex
). The drums sounded great! I'm thinking that kit would be good for regular use. I do have some experience with Evan Hydrolic Heads (as I was a drummer during the "80's") and putting Evan Hydrolic heads on them will make them sound like boxes (a sound preferred by many sound guys). You might consider, Remo
Pinstripes, and a pack of moon jells, that way you can add the moon jells for that 'boxy' sound you and/or your sound man is shooting for. Then if you want a little more tone from them, you can remove the moon jells and just run them open.
Let us know what you're looking at as far as the Horizon kits go and what sound you're looking for.