Remembering Ted Knapp: Alumnus, Football Coach

Remembering Ted Knapp: Alumnus, Football Coach

On July 6, Ted “Rock” Knapp’s long fight with cancer ended in cardiac arrest, and he entered heaven to worship His Savior, saying goodbye to this world and physical suffering forever. Ted graduated from Maranatha in 1978. Ted accepted Christ as his Savior during Vacation Bible School at Grace Baptist Church in Kankakee, Illinois, when [Continue Reading…]

A Closer Look at Learning Disabilities

A Closer Look at Learning Disabilities

Christina Miller, Director of MBU’s Academic Success Center, shares her thoughts in a recent interview with Grace Peters from the Communications Office at MBU on helping students become better learners. Christina Miller completed a Master of Science degree in Special Education, Learning Disabilities, from the University of North Dakota in 2015. The mission of the Academic [Continue Reading…]

MBU welcomes Tamara Gunselman to School of Nursing faculty

MBU welcomes Tamara Gunselman to School of Nursing faculty

MBU welcomes Assistant Professor Tamara (Tami) Gunselman to the School of Nursing faculty. Tami holds a BSN from Washington State University (’95) as well as master’s degrees in Cross-Cultural Communications (’99) and Education (’04), both from Crown College, Tennessee. She also holds an IACET TESOL certificate from the Worldwide Teachers Development Institute of the Commonwealth [Continue Reading…]

A Welcome Package from MBU to Clearwater Students

A Welcome Package from MBU to Clearwater Students

Update: Maranatha Baptist University has signed a formal teach-out agreement with Clearwater Christian College. When a sister institution like Clearwater Christian College closes its doors, all of us involved in Christian college education feel a strong sense of loss and disappointment. Over the years, through ministry-related endeavors and our academic and athletic programs, we’ve formed [Continue Reading…]

Christian Education: Worth Its Weight in Gold

Christian Education: Worth Its Weight in Gold

“Those educators who know God and practice a Christian worldview lend a biblical perspective and godly wisdom to young adults at a time when they need it most.” — David Handyside, Director, MBU School of Education Why Christian education? Christian education as seen in the scriptures is the life-long process of getting to know the God [Continue Reading…]

Commencement Contest Adds Spark to End of Year

Commencement Contest Adds Spark to End of Year

Each spring semester, Maranatha’s Departments of Music and Humanities host the Music and Speech Commencement Contests, encouraging students to compete in their respective areas of study or interest. Categories for this year’s competitions included classical piano, classical instrumental, vocal (sacred and classical combined), dramatic interpretation, and persuasive speaking. Winners from each category presented their pieces [Continue Reading…]

MBU scholarships invest in future ministries

MBU scholarships invest in future ministries

How do you impact the next generation? How do you prepare future business men and women, pastors, nurses, teachers, and other professionals to be leaders “To the Praise of His Glory”? Maranatha’s privately-funded scholarship donors impact students every year by providing them a means to return to school, lessen potential debt, and continue their training [Continue Reading…]

Maranatha Offers New Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Leading

Maranatha Offers New Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Leading

Since the beginning of the New Testament church, God has called men into the ministry of shepherding local bodies of believers. Today, the world needs men who not only have pastoral experience, but who also have formal training in leading their congregations to study God’s Word, grow in deeper relationships with God and others, and [Continue Reading…]

Commencement speakers exhort graduates to be followers of Christ

Commencement speakers exhort graduates to be followers of Christ

An atmosphere of expectation and excitement filled the campus during Maranatha Baptist University’s 2015 Commencement Exercises on Thursday and Friday, May 7-8. Presided by Maranatha Baptist University President Dr. Marty Marriott, the 2015 Commencement Exercises culminated the year in a time of pageantry, recognition, exhortation, and celebration. “Following Christ” was the theme throughout as both [Continue Reading…]