Al Gist & Maranatha Evangelistic Ministries
Maranatha Evangelistic Ministries is a Bible-based, pastor-oriented, Christ-centered ministry of faith. Our mission is to win the lost to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and to inspire and motivate the Church through the preaching of the soon return of Jesus.
Basically, our message to the lost is that we are living in the end of the age. Jesus will soon come for His bride, the Church, and all people who are not saved will be left behind to face a time of tribulation unlike anything this world has ever witnessed (Matt. 24:21). So, in order to avoid The Tribulation and more importantly, to avoid an eternity in Hell, “You must be born again!” (John 3:3)
Our message to the Church is, “Whatever you’re going to do for Jesus, get on with it!” Time in which we can reach people for Jesus is running out! We cannot afford to waste one minute! “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” (Rom. 13:12) We emphasize this message through our preaching about the signs of our times that stand in fulfillment of God’s Prophetic Word and tell us that His coming is near.
No one knows the exact day and hour of our Lord’s return (Matt. 24:36). However, He gave us many signs to be looking for so that we might recognize the “season” of His coming. Then, He said, “…when ye shall see all these things, KNOW that it is near, even at the doors.” (Matt. 24:33b) God’s people should be able to KNOW that we are in the season of His coming! (I Thess. 5:4)