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

Jim Kuiphof, Sr.



I attended Grand Rapids Junior College and Calvin College before enlisting in the United States Army. I was trained in the medical corp and served as an operating room technician in both Germany and in the states.


Sharon and I have been married for over 50 years, and we have three children and 10 grandchildren.


I worked for Roadway Express for 31 years and then worked at Hudsonville Public Schools for 11 years before retiring in 2007.

Favorite Verses

Psalm 139:7-12; Isaiah 6:1-8; Genesis 1; 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 my workshop and doing small repair projects for others.

Favorite Books

The Bible, Biblical Doctrine (John MacArthur), A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 (Phillip Keller), The Genesis Record and the Genesis Flood (Henry Morris)

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. It is 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. With biblical expositional preaching each week – precept upon precept – line upon line – I am profoundly encouraged as lives are impacted and changed for God’s glory. We serve a great creator God together!