We exist to display God's glory, declare God's truth, delight in God's Son, and disciple God's people

Jim Kuiphof



I attended Grand Rapids Junior College and Calvin College and then I entered the United States Army and served in the Medical Corps as an operating room technician.


I am married to my wife Sharon and we have three grown children and 8 grandchildren.


I worked for Roadway Express, retiring in 1996. I then worked for the Hudsonville Public Schools as a custodian for 11 years, retiring in 2007.

Favorite Verses

Psalm 139; Job 38-39; 40:15-24; 41; Isaiah 6:1-8; Genesis 1; Daniel 6:20; Matthew 13:1-52; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:3; Revelation 21:3-4


I love spending time with my wife. I enjoy my grandchildren thoroughly! And I also enjoy doing small repair projects in my workshop. In my free time, I build and fly remote controlled airplanes.

Favorite Books

“The Bible,” “Systematic Theology” by Wayne Grudem, “Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible” by James Strong, “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew, “Mover of Men and Machine” by R. G. LeTourneau, “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23” by Phillip Keller, “The Genesis Record” and “The Genesis Flood” both written by Henry Morris. I also read everything I can about World War II.

A word about Maranatha Bible Church

The first impression I have of Maranatha Bible Church is the incredible friendliness of the people. My wife and I were instantly welcomed and made a part of the family. I find it a great privilege to serve the Lord with the people at Maranatha. I continue to thank the Lord for individuals who are so open and desirous to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the Word of God. I am also so grateful as lives are changed for Christ. We serve a great Creator God together.