We believe that being involved strengthens relationships with each other and with God through service and participation. If you are interested in any of the ministries below, contact us at


Bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the United States and the World is the foundation of the Assemblies of God. Our church supports many missionaries on nearly every continent.

Men's Ministry

Our men meet for fellowship and Bible study every other Thursday evening at 6:30PM at the church. Darryl Lightcap leads the Men's Ministry Team.

Small Groups

Small groups are a vital part of our church. They provide an informal setting to develop friendships and explore the Christian faith. Small groups meet nearly every night of the week at either the church or at a church member's home. Topics include Who is Jesus?, Marriage Relationships, Exploring the Christian Faith, Wellness Club, and more. Please contact Don Stinespring Jr. or Ron Dawson if you are interested in more information about small groups.

Tech Ministry

Our tech ministry takes care of the behind the scenes happenings including sound, video/DVD, and presentation software for regular services and for special events. Pat Camerion is the point person for our tech activities.

Women's Ministry

The women of our church get together for many activities including Thursday night Bible study at 6:00PM at the church and our annual Ladies' Tea in December. Contact Sharon Hein if you are interested in more information about getting involved or attending Women's groups.


Building relationships with each other is one of Maranatha's core values. The Connections Ministry organizes events such as retreats, concerts, and our monthly "game night." Kari Stinespring is the point person for the Connections Ministry.


Our Drama Ministry provides skits and plays for some of the regular services and for special events. Jan Yore is a head of our drama program.


Fellowship is one of the purposes of our church. Our fellowship ministry focuses on gathering our church family together to build relationships with each other. This team hosts monthly luncheons, holiday events and our annual Chili Cook-Off. Contact Bill Halstead, Valerie Usalis or Dan Solomon if you are interested in more information about our church events.


We believe in hospitality. Our Greeter’s Ministry focuses on welcoming those who attend our church on Sunday whether for the first or the thousandth time. Kathy Halstead leads this planning team.


Children's Ministry reaches out to the children in our own church and in the community through Children's church services and Vacation Bible School. Tracy Lightcap is a head of our children's activities.


Our Nursery Ministry provides a safe, caring place for the youngest attenders of our church during the morning service. Barb Deppe & Victoria Beaman help run this program.

Sunday School

Christian Education is available from grade 3 through adults. Our Sunday school classes run from 9:30AM-10:15AM.

Worship Team

Those to whom God has given musical gifts meet together on a regular basis to practice for leading musical worship during Sunday morning services. Catherine Yore is our Worship Director.

Outreach Team

Maranatha provides a free meal for our community every third Sunday of the month at 1:30PM. Transportation for McHenry residents is available. An assortment of non-perishable items is also provided for our guests.  If you are interested in serving or attending the luncheon, please see Pastor Mike Hein or Rita Hall.