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

Dean Coates


Associates Degree from Grand Rapids Community College


I have a wonderful wife Joan and grown kids Missy and Marty Dredge, and Jared Coates.


32 years at Spectrum Hospital – Butterworth as HVAC maintenance and electrician.


Downhill skiing, Mountain biking, Camping, Woodworking, Hunting

Favorite Books

Bible, Shipwrecks on the Great Lakes

A word about Maranatha Bible Church

I am so glad we have a pastor who will preach on the tough topics, and stays with what the Bible says. We really enjoy the small church feel Maranatha has, that so many people get involved with many activities at Maranatha , but there is still room for more people to help out in many areas.

Favorite Verses

John 3:16-18, Galatians 5:22-26, Ephesians 2:8-10