Maranatha was a cutting-edge, charismatic campus ministry founded by Bob and Rose Weiner in 1973, which grew phenomenally in the late 1970s and 1980s. The churches planted around the world by Maranatha are having a lasting impact even today.
A youth-focused, revival-birthed move of God, Maranatha was a bright and shining light during a period when many campus ministries were afraid of confrontational evangelism and the preaching of the Lordship of Jesus Christ and His dominion in the earth. Maranatha's vision was to plant a New Testament Church on every major university campus in the world.
Maranatha Ministries disbanded in 1989 for the purpose of decentralization and diversification of ministry through local churches. Today, roughly one-half of the original 500-plus staff members of Maranatha remain in some type of evangelistic or youth-oriented ministry in a full-time capacity.
1. To provide a link to a Maranatha-related listserv (Radical-Chat) where campus ministries may engage in discussion, evangelism and discipleship on-line.
2. To provide links to Maranatha-related World Wide Web sites.
3. To provide addresses and phone numbers of ministries and churches who have asked to be included.
4. To provide email addresses of those who have asked to be included.
This page is about what God is doing in our lives presently and the vision God has given us for advancing His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
This page is by no means complete. If there is anything you think needs to be added, let me know. Try to include:
Name of organizationIf you see any mistakes or find any dead links here, let me know.
Name of person(s) who run the organization
e-mail or web address
Anything else we need to know
Check this page often as I am getting updates frequently. I recently added the 100th email address! :-)
former editor, The Forerunner
Director, Media House International
This is an email discussion group for campus related ministries. Bruce Harpel of Maranatha Christian Fellowship of Minneapolis serves as the list master. Campus ministries engage in discussion, evangelism and discipleship on-line.
To subscribe to the Radical-Chat list simply send an email message to:
Majordomo@news.fshnet.comwith the following in the body of the message:
subscribe radical-chat [your email address]
(When providing your email address, do not include the 's around it.)
Submissions to Radical-Chat should be mailed to:
Solid Rock Church and Campus Ministries
51 Second Street (Hwy 6)
Coralville, Iowa 52241
Phone: (319) 337-7662
Brad Sherman, pastor
Church and campus ministry at the University of Iowa.
Maranatha Christian Fellowship
315 Tenth Ave S.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Phone: (612) 378-2299
Fax: (612) 331-6818
Bruce Harpel, pastor
Church and campus ministry at the University of Minnesota.
River of Life Christian Church/Campus Missions International
P.O. Box 346
(street address: 364 Augusta)
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 748-2934 or (630) 897-9490
Tom & Jan May
Since 1990, a campus church & ministry at Northern Illinois University, 65 miles outside of Chicago.
Grace Christian Fellowship
440 SW 9th
Corvallis, OR 97333
Pastor Bruce Fidler
Assoc. Pastor Darryl Flowers
Assoc. Pastor John Moa
Community based church with a strong campus outreach to Oregon State University, serving the Willamette Valley with a vision for the world.
Hosanna Christian Fellowship
3141 Briarcrest, Suite 501
Bryan, TX 77802-3004
Phone: (409) 776-1938
Lee Taylor, Church administrator
Plans for future campus ministries are in the works. Main focus at this time is prayer.
Global Network of International Students
P.O. Box 64474
Virginia Beach, VA 23467-4474
Phone: (757) 579-5874
Fax: (757) 579-5889
Kim Avallone, director
Bob Weiner, founder and president
Home page coming soon!
Reaching the Global Leaders of Tommorrow ... Today. The vision of GNIS is to serve as a catalyst for international student ministries worldwide.
Maranatha Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 1799
Gainesville, FL 32602
Phone: (352) 375-6000
Fax: (352) 335-0080
Brad Smith, director
Life changing books and Bible Studies by Bob and Rose Weiner and historical reprints, such as The Story of Liberty and Sweet Land of Liberty by Charles Coffin.
Media House International
P.O. Box 362173
Melbourne, FL 32936-2173
Phone: (407) 242-8491
Publishes newspapers in former Soviet Union: Predvestnik; Latin America: El Campeon; United States: The Champion and Puritan Storm. Publisher is Jay Rogers (former managing editor of The Forerunner).
Predvestnik: Russian language Forerunner
http://www.forerunner.com/predvestnik/predvestnik.html firstname.lastname@example.org (Alexei Salapatov)
Russian-language newspaper published in the Ukraine by Alexei Salapatov and Roman Medvid. Associated with Media House International. Send e-mail for details.
El Campeon: Spanish language Forerunner
email@example.com (Phillip Steele)
Spanish newspaper published in Costa Rica by Phillip
Steele. Associated with Media House International. Send e-mail for
Ministry of Helps
Winkey Pratney's Home Page
The man who taught us the 3 R's: Revival, Reformation, Reconstruction.
Reel to Real Ministries
1909 Fox Quarry Circle
Cantonment, FL 32533
Phone: (904) 968-6380
Fax: (904) 968-9626
Eric Holmberg, President
Erik Hollander, Associate Producer
Fulfilling the Great Commission through the arts; Training and Equipping Ministers for 21st Century Evangelism. We have produced almost 20 videos on subjects ranging from rock music to abortion; popular entertainment to creation science.
Media House International's Christian links
This page will lead you just about everywhere else.
To receive a complete Maranatha email list simply send a blank email message to:
firstname.lastname@example.org the subject: maranatha
You should get a reply immediately. We hope this will help out in communication.
Send Benjamin Sherman your email address or those of any others not on this list and he will include them.
Remember, this is a list for those who have specifically asked to be included!
NOTE: We've decided to alphabetize first names.
Jack and Margaret Sonnemann
Costa Rica addresses:
Phil and Edith Steele
Robert & Kathryn Baxter
(Gereja Persekutuan Maranatha Indonesia)
Eric & Cathryn Chew
Joann and Alvin Loong
New Zealand/American addresses:
Victory Christian Fellowship
Victory Leadhership Institute
Victory World Missions
Michael & Pia Paderes
Ping and Simon Chua
Richard and Joy Ay Soud
Sooki and Fang Wei Lim
Albert & Leslie Hines
Barry McMahon (administrator for Phil Steele in Costa Rica)
Bob Weiner Ministries
Bob and Rose Weiner
David & Lisa Panak
Eric and Rhonda Holmberg
Grant S. Buse
Hosanna! Christian Fellowship (College Station)
Jeff and Regina Dwiggins
Leilani D. Haywood
Lenard and Serena Arlene Johnson
Maranatha Church Minneapolis
Reel to Real Ministries
Reel to Real Ministries Canada
Rice Broocks/Larry Warren
Solid Rock Church and Campus Ministries
Tim & Kim Gehering