Ray Bentley:“Maranatha Radio”

Ray Bentley:
“Maranatha Radio”

Ray Bentley:

“Maranatha Radio”

As a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College, Twin Peaks, California, Ray served at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa at the House of Psalms before beginning his pastoral work. In fall of 1977, Ray Bentley founded Calvary Chapel of El Cajon and served there as the senior pastor for four years. In 1981, he left Calvary Chapel of El Cajon to assume the position of assistant pastor / teacher at Horizon Christian Fellowship with Mike MacIntosh in San Diego, California. In August of 1984, Ray left Horizon Christian Fellowship to begin Maranatha Chapel where he serves today as the senior pastor. 

In fall of 1997, Maranatha Chapel moved into a new 15-acre church facility in Rancho Bernardo that serves approximately 7,000 people weekly. 



In recent years, Pastor Ray has taken opportunities to preach at a Billy Graham sponsored crusade in India, as well as other outreaches in England, Scotland, Australia, Ireland, Africa, China, and the Philippines. 
He has been a featured speaker at Epicenter Conferences with Joel Rosenberg and numerous other national and international pastors conferences and ministry events. As a close friend of the late mayor of Ariel, Ron Nachman, Ray has also become deeply involved in Israel and launched the Nehemiah Project, a ministry of Maranatha Chapel that supports the efforts of numerous outreaches and organizations in Israel including the Joshua Fund, the Nazareth Baptist Church, Hope for Ishmael, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and the American Friends of Ariel.


In 1992, Ray established Maranatha Christian Schools to equip children, K-12 grade, with the spiritual, social and scholastic skills to foster a better equipped future community of believers. In winter of 2004, Ray dedicated a 100-acre property that houses a campus for up to 2,000 future students. 



Ray Bentley is host to the daily Maranatha Radio show heard on stations across the United States and around the world.  He has authored five books and numerous booklets and other resources. 

Ray is married to Vicki; they have two grown children and six grandchildren.

His newest book, The Holy Land Key: Unlocking End-Times Prophecy Through the Lives of God’s People in Israel, is being released from Waterbrook (a division of Random House) February 18, 2014.

A Visit with Mrs. G

A Visit with Mrs. G

Kitty Anna Griffiths:

“A Visit With Mrs. G”

Mrs. G—Kitty Anna Griffiths, of Toronto, Canada, is a mother of three children, grandmother of 11 grandchildren, and (so far) great-grandmother of 21 great-grandchildren. She is loved worldwide for her warm, captivating style. She has received mail from 188 countries. She is A British high-school teacher turned storyteller, and she has served with her pastor husband, Gerald, in churches in Britain, South Africa, and Canada, and has told stories to children in many countries.

Biola University in California conferred the degree of Doctor of Literature on Mrs. G in recognition of her fidelity to Scripture and of her concern for the underprivileged, when her leadership in South Africa in a mission hospital provided an out-patient soup kitchen, and erected and equipped a children’s wing for babies and children.

About The Bible Stories she tells are broadcast in English on hundreds of weekly releases in North America and worldwide by shortwave, satellite and internet. They have also been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Rumanian, Norwegian, Farsi, Khmer, Nepali, Amharic, and Russian.

Mrs. G believes that “all scripture is inspired by God”.  So she studies the text to make sure her stories bring out the accurate intended meaning of the scripture.  As part of her research, she has visited Israel six times, three times as a guest of the government of Israel.

The stories are for children of all ages—3 to 103!  The Bible stories combine accuracy with modern appeal. Mrs. G has made the Bible come alive for thousands of children—and adults—at home, in church, in schools, camps, cars, hospitals, in all kinds of places.  They are entertaining, educational, and full of spiritual instruction.  Bible Stories Alive are “you are there” stories. Things of long ago come alive and you feel a part of the drama. One little girl says, “I feel I am with Jesus,” and a medical doctor says, “You make the Bible people become family”.