Counted Faithful: Larry Carlson and the Hershbergers

Counted Faithful: Larry Carlson and the Hershbergers

Three of Maranatha’s most faithful and enduring servants will retire this summer. Athletic Facilities Manager Larry Carlson has worked 40 years at the College, Registrar Dr. David Hershberger 38 and Teacher Education Department Associate Professor Barbara Hershberger 33. The Board of Trustees granted faculty emeritus status to the Hershbergers upon their retirement. These three stories [Continue Reading...]

Making an Impact for Christ: Football Missions Trips

Making an Impact for Christ: Football Missions Trips

Hitting someone with enough momentum to knock them into next week may not sound like a traditional method for spreading the gospel, but it has worked for Nate Spate and dozens of other Maranatha football players. Spate (’98) was among a group of student-athletes who went to France in 1995 to assist missionaries while also [Continue Reading...]

Balanced Training: The Maranatha Way

Balanced Training: The Maranatha Way

It is the Maranatha way. The young man you see playing trombone in the orchestra is also a starting linebacker for the football team, leads those who share his dormitory floor in devotions every week, and helps in his church’s rest home ministry. The young woman who becomes an audience favorite for her solid supporting [Continue Reading...]

Flexibility, Organization Priorities for New Registrar

Flexibility, Organization Priorities for New Registrar

Steve Carlson says he hopes to capture some of the best of the past as he guides the Registrar’s Office into the future. “This might sound a bit ironic, but the one thing I most want to maintain as constant is an openness to change and adjustment,” Maranatha’s new Registrar said. “An institution like ours [Continue Reading...]

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77) is aware of the importance of his job—and the reward for doing it well. “I do look at my job as keeping soldiers alive, and that makes it a critical job,” Linder said. The 60-year-old Montana resident is working in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. He trains American soldiers in the use of Ground [Continue Reading...]

Jackson Foursome Wins Golf Classic (Again)

Jackson Foursome Wins Golf Classic (Again)

See photos from the 2012 Maranatha Golf Classic here Doug Jackson and his golf partners just keep finding ways to top themselves. Jackson, pastor of Community Baptist Church in Saginaw, MI, and chairman of Maranatha’s Board of Trustees, teamed with Dave Clark, Adam Ray, and Kyle Snell (above) to win Friday’s 13th Annual Maranatha Golf [Continue Reading...]

Davis to Graduates: Love God

Davis to Graduates: Love God

See Graduation photo galleries here John Davis asked the Class of 2012 to consider the most important lesson they have learned at Maranatha, then speculated as to their answers. Nursing students, Davis guessed, might say performing an emergency tracheotomy; for teacher education majors, classroom management; for business majors, investment strategies; for biblical studies majors, proper [Continue Reading...]

Unique Ministries for New York City Missions Team

Unique Ministries for New York City Missions Team

On a March day, 16 college-age adults sang songs and told personal stories of critical spiritual decisions in their lives. The men preached from God’s Word. But this was no ordinary church service. The setting was a sidewalk near Times Square, the audience thousands of passers-by who help make up “The City that Never Sleeps.” [Continue Reading...]

Dr. David Hershberger: Registrar and Renaissance Man

Dr. David Hershberger: Registrar and Renaissance Man

See photos of Dr. Hershberger through the years on our Facebook page The most pressing item on Dr. David Hershberger’s retirement agenda is what to do first. “I have a pretty broad range of hobbies,” Maranatha’s veteran Registrar admitted. Perhaps he’ll build custom furniture. Perhaps he’ll add to his collection of hundreds of history books. [Continue Reading...]

Weeks Added to Baptist Hall of Fame

Weeks Added to Baptist Hall of Fame

Dr. Richard Weeks had many different titles: Historian, Academic Dean, Bible Faculty, Committee Member, and Sports Statistician. Now there has been a new title added to that list: Hall of Fame member. Weeks has been inducted into the Baptist Hall of Fame. This is an honor previously given notable Baptists such as Ann Judson, Bob [Continue Reading...]