Evening services were Aug. 27, 28, and 30 at 7 p.m. Morning chapel services were Aug. 28-31 from 9:20-10:20 a.m.
Sivnksty has been in evangelism since 1970, traveling throughout the country. He started a Baptist church while in college and has also written a tract (The Most Important Thing in Life is …) and a Bible memorization program (The Two-Edged Sword Memory Plan). Sivnksty and wife Sharon live in Starr, S.C., and have four grown children, all involved in Christian ministry. Maranatha awarded Jerry Sivnksty an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree in 1980.
This marks the seventh time Sivnksty has spoken at one of Maranatha’s semester-opening revival meetings. He was also on campus in Fall, 1979; Spring, 1981; Fall, 1982; Spring, 1984; Fall, 1996; and Spring, 2004.
The revival meetings are a Maranatha tradition that help encourage a proper spiritual focus by students as the semester begins. Evangelists Hal Hightower and Morris Gleiser were the speakers during the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012.