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

Kurt Bekins


B.A. Bible and Theology, Moody Bible Institute, 2006. M.A. New Testament Studies, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, 2012.


I am married to my wife Christine and we have two wonderful boys who keep us busy and smiling.


Ordained in 2013; I am privileged to now serve Maranatha as the Outreach and Family Ministries Pastor. Lord willing, Christine and I would like to serve in Eastern Europe planting churches.

Favorite Verses

Psalms 27:4, 8; 119:105; Proverbs 19:1; 22:1; Isaiah 53:6; Matthew 19:29-30; John 10:27; Romans 12:1-2; Eph 4:24; and 1 John 5:21.


I love hiking, talking, and reading with Christine. I love playing with Legos with my sons. I love playing and coaching soccer.I enjoy watching sports and going to Broadway musicals. I love Christine. I love seeing people’s hearts changed by the renewing of their mind through the Word of God. And I love Christine!

Favorite Books

Tolkein, Puritan writings, The Gospel Call and Conversion by Paul Washer, Evangelism and Sovereignty by Packer.

A word about Maranatha Bible Church

After growing up at MBC, I still see the value of people deeply connected to each others’ lives, to the Word of God, and most importantly, in genuine, growing relationships with our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. I’ve seen the people of Maranatha take every opportunity to mature in Christ, serve, teach, tell the Good News of Jesus Christ, and live life together in action and in prayer. My prayer is to see us live holy lives pleasing to God, be more and more equipped to serve each other, proclaim the once-hidden salvation of Christ, and to see the Gospel spread in our community and the world.