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

Joe Hamlin



Graduated from Grand Valley State University, Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, 2010; Master’s degree in Social Work, 2012; Graduated from The Master’s Seminary, Master’s of Divinity, 2017.


Married to my wonderful wife Kim since 1993. Kim and I have a daughter (Leslie); a son (Brian); a son in-law (Josh) and a grandson (Samuel).


Full-time ministry

Favorite Verses

Romans 1:16-17 ~ For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, But the righteous man shall live by faith.

 2 Corinthians 5:17 ~Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.


Reading, Fishing, Woodworking, Running, Spending time with my family, eating pretty much anything chocolate and drinking coffee.

A Word About Maranatha Bible Church

I am so grateful to be part of the body of Christ at Maranatha Bible Church.  This Church is a Church that loves the Word of God and the God of the Word. The love of Christ is evident in the members of Maranatha. Maranatha Bible Church holds the Word of God up as authoritative, bringing the Word to bear on the lives of its members through systematic expository preaching.  I pray that the Lord would allow me to serve the body at Maranatha for many years to come.

Favorite Books

The Gospel According to Jesus – John MacArthur; The Pursuit of Holiness – Jerry Bridges; For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr – Duncan Hamilton; Systematic Theology – Wayne Grudem; Mere Christianity – C.S. Lews.