Ben Spearman

Ben began his ministry career in Greenville, NC in 2002. He served as the youth pastor at Greenville First Pentecostal Holiness Church until the summer of 2007. In June of that year, he and his wife Christina moved to Maryland and Ben became the associate pastor of Maranatha Fellowship. Ben...

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Mark Fuerst

Mark and his wife Lee live in Berwyn Heights and have lived in the College Park area nearly all their lives. They were raised in Riverdale and have known each other since first grade! They married after graduation from high school and have been married 41 years. They have three...

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Leo Ryan

Leo Ryan and his wife, Lorraine, have been involved in ministry at Maranatha Fellowship since 1982. They have four married daughters, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Leo is President of the family owned business in operation since 1983.

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Rev. Wesley Russ

Wesley Russ, a pastor’s son, accepted the Lord as Savior at age eight. His call to ministry was confirmed while attending Emmanuel College. After graduating from Emmanuel in 1965, he accepted a pastorate in South Alabama, where he served four years. While attending Jacksonville State University in Alabama, he served as pastor of a mission church...

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Solomon Dhandu

Solomon, a native of Hyderabad, India, was ordained as an elder at Maranatha in April, 2005. His responsibilities include Church Administration and welcoming New Members. Sarah, his wife, is the Church Treasurer. Solomon is currently working as a Manager in a Biotech Company. Solomon and Sarah have four children —...

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Gary Eisenbeiss

Gary Eisenbeiss has called Maranatha Fellowship his home church since 1992 and has served as an elder since 2006. Over the years he has worked with youth ministry, Evangelism Explosion, and is currently the church coordinator for Exodus Fellowship. He and his wife Sheilani were married in 2003 in Davao,...

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Ed Gleeck

Edward Gleeck was born in the Philippines to an American Father and a Filipina mother. He remained in the Philippines until he was 18 years old before coming over to the US. Growing up, he didn’t think much about what God wanted in his life. He went about doing what...

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Ministry Leaders

Sherry Clevenger

Sherry Clevenger started going to Maranatha Fellowship in 2001. One year later at the age of 42 she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savoir. For most of her life the Lord has allowed her to walk through many deserts and valleys. In doing so He was and continues to teach her how to relate...

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Katie Eckenrode

Katie began attending Maranatha with her family in 1982. Her testimony includes wandering away from her relationship with the Lord for a few years after becoming a single mother and how a faithful and loving God called her back to the church family that had always embraced her. Working with...

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Lary Olopade

Olanrewaju Olopade was born to Nigerian Parents who immigrated to the United States with his older brother just before his birth in the early 1970’s. Thanks to a dedicated and loving mother who prayed faithfully for her sons, Larry accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in his...

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