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Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
Maranatha strives today to fulfill its long-standing mission of developing leaders for ministry in the local church and the world “To the Praise of His Glory.” Students can choose from 31 majors, 35 minors, 8 associates programs as well as a Master of Education in Teaching and Leading and a Master of Organizational Leadership. 



University President Dr. Marty Marriott said: “We will always be Baptist, biblical, dispensational, and evangelistic. We will always emphasize the local church. Those are non-negotiables. There aren’t going to be sudden shifts in what we believe or how we apply those beliefs. We are going to stay the course that has been laid out for us over the last 50 years.”


MBU employees exhibit a servant's heart as they help prepare the next generation of Christian leaders. Maranatha is looking for faculty and staff members who are both spiritually mature and professionally competent. A life of Christian service pays eternal benefits. Maranatha was ranked among southeast Wisconsin's top workplaces by its own employees in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel survey.

Full-time employees receive:

  • Competitive ministry wages
  • Excellent education benefits for the employee, spouse and children
  • Outstanding health benefits and more


Library services

The Cedarholm Library  is open at different times based on the time of year. Our semester hours usually run from September through April. Exam week is the last week of each semester.

The library is closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving (Wednesday through Friday) and Christmas Day.

Student Life

Sports facilities

One traditional aspect of student life is intramural sports. The five men’s and five women’s societies divide into teams for competition in men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s dodgeball, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s flag football.

Student clubs

  • Conquerors (Zeta Chi)
  • Golden Eagles (Omega Delta Pi)
  • Hurricanes (Sigma Gamma Tau)
  • Phantoms (Chi Delta Theta)
  • Raptors (Phi Delta Xi)


Maranatha is accredited under the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) of the Higher Learning Commission 

Watertown, Wisconsin, United States

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