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Celebrating 50 Years "To the Praise of His Glory"

Maranatha celebrates 50 years of fulfilling its mission to develop leaders for ministry in the local church and the world “To the Praise of His Glory.” We invite you to celebrate with us through several activities planned for the celebration of God's faithfulness to us, evidenced by each generation of MBU graduates.

Why Maranatha?

Maranatha continues to build upon a rich heritage of faithfulness to God’s Word and to biblical Baptist distinctives. MBU stands strong in principles, while advancing forward in the mission to train leaders for the local church and the world!

In September of 1968 Maranatha opened her doors for the first time, to over 200 students with a 27 member faculty; the first graduating class totaled 13. Today, MBU offers over 40 accredited degrees across a wide variety of majors, and has graduated over 5,000 students.

While Maranatha is beginning to see third-generation graduates, she also continues to attract new students with the excellent education and environment offered here. In the past three years MBU has drawn students from all 50 states, and over 20 countries.

With a rich history behind us, and hope for what God has ahead, we pray you will consider being a part of what God is doing through Maranatha “To the Praise of His Glory!”



Read the most recent articles from MBU News

  • Maranatha ROTC Leadership Lab
    by Kristina Curtis on March 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    After marching through the woods and finding a secure location, the cadets quietly laid hidden in the cold snow and awaited the approaching enemy. The opposing forces came into view. The cadets raised their rifles and set their sights accordingly. […]

  • How Maranatha Can Prepare You for Studying Law
    by Maranatha on March 2, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Did you know that “pre-law” is not the best major to prepare you for law school? Law schools value diversity and will accept a variety of different undergrad degrees offered at Maranatha. Applying to law school can be a daunting task for […]

  • Investing in Eternity, Maranatha Scholarship
    by Justina Kolinski on February 21, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    The Bassos were born to parents who immigrated to America and worked hard to make it through the Great Depression. Carl and Ellie Basso both finished high school, but they were never able to take advantage of further education. Receiving a good […]

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