Meet Our Pastor & His Wife
Pastor Craft grew up on a farm in Southeast Iowa. In May of 1971, he married his childhood sweetheart and Pastor’s daughter, Karen VanDyne Craft. Pastor and Mrs. Craft have one daughter, Amy, married to Lt. Col. Dennis Uyechi (USAF) and one granddaughter, Precious Faith. Together, Pastor and Mrs. Craft have served our U.S. military, civilians, and their families since 1984. After serving in ministries in Spain and Germany, the Craft’s came to Maranatha in May 2013. They have a special place in their hearts for military families and the International Congregation of a military church. It is with great joy and anticipation that they continue their ministry on Okinawa. Their heart’s desire is that from the moment you step on the church property at Maranatha you will feel like you just came “home”.
Maranatha Baptist Academy
Maranatha Baptist Academy was established in 1975, as a ministry to the members of Maranatha Baptist Church. MBA offers classes for grades K-4 through 12th. Using the A Beka Curriculum, MBA is able to provide an excellent educational environment with a Christ-centered approach toward implementing the Bible in all subject areas. Our dedicated Christian staff and weekly chapel services enable the children in MBA to grow both academically and spiritually. Our goal is to develop our students to achieve at their highest potential in society for their Savior.