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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

  • Remembering Coach Welner
    by Jody Kibler on December 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15 On Christmas day 2017, Charles Welner slipped from this life into the loving arms of his Savior. Better known to the Maranatha family as Coach Welner, he served […]

  • “All One Army”: Females in ROTC at MBU
    by Kristina Curtis on December 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Maranatha’s “Rock Solid” ROTC program possesses qualified leadership, dedicated cadets, and an established tradition of excellence. In years past, ROTC at MBU has successfully trained both men and women as military leaders. Its […]

  • MBU School of Nursing Accreditation Renewed by CCNE
    by Kylee Zempel on December 5, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    After passing a rigorous accreditation review with flying colors, Maranatha received word from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education on November 17 that the bachelor’s degree in Nursing will remain accredited. The Process The […]

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