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 currently taking more classes with The Expositors Seminary because the 


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


Ordained in 2013; I am privileged to now serve Maranatha as the Outreach and Administration Pastor. I have served at MBC from 2014-2017 and from 2024- present. With great joy, the Lord allowed Christine and I to serve as church planting missionaries in Croatia from 2017-2020 in a town that still has no church. Pray for Bjelovar, for healthy churches in Croatia, and for faithful pastors to be raised up there. 

Favorite Verses

Psalms 27:4
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord
And to meditate in His temple.

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.

John 10:27-28
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and the will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.


I love hiking, talking, and reading with Christine. I love playing with Legos with my children. I love playing and coaching soccer. I love seeing people’s hearts changed by the renewing of their mind through the Word of God. 

Favorite Books

The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan, and The Pillars of Christian Character, John MacArthur. We’ll start there. 

A word about Maranatha Bible Church

After growing up at MBC, I still see the value of people deeply connected to each other’s 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.