—  plan your Visit  —

We are excited about your interest in visiting with us at Maranatha Baptist Church.  We hope you find this information in planning your first visit.  Visiting a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience.  Knowing this, our parking attendants, greeters, ushers, members, and staff are prepared to welcome you to our ministry.  We are confident you will find a comfortable place within our friendly, family atmosphere.


Service Times

—  Sunday—
Early Worship

Life-Stage Bible Classes

Late Worship

Evening Worship

—  Wednesday  —
Awana Children's Club

Teen Service

Bible Study


—  Address—
9120 N 95th Ave
Peoria, Arizona 85345

—  Major Crossroads  —
Northwest corner of 95th Ave and Olive Ave

—  Map  —


What to Expect

—  Entrance—
Main entrance on 95th Avenue

—  Parking  —
Park as close to the building as you would like.  Handicapped spots available.  Parking attendants will assist you.

—  Style of Service—
Worship  services will be traditionally fresh and inspiring in special music, worship singing, and prayer.  Bible messages will be clear and practical. Service will be 1 hour in length.

—  Ministry for the Family  —
Children of all ages have a special place during each service.  Nurseries available for infants and toddlers. Each adult has a life-stage small group to connect with others in your similar place in life.


Enjoy Your Summer at Maranatha

Children's Ministries

  • Sunday Morning Children's Church - this is an exciting church service for children 5 years old to 6th grade. This service includes singing, stories, and a Bible lesson. Children's Church takes place while adults are in their worship service on Sunday mornings at 8:45am or 11:00am.
  • Sunday Evening Kid's For Christ Children's Choir - the children's choir meets on Sunday evenings while adults are in their evening worship service at 6:00pm. Children listen to a Bible Story and rehearse presentations that will performed in an upcoming adult worship service.
  • Wednesday Children's Club - this one-hour children's meeting takes place on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Children hear a Bible lesson, enjoy a snack, sing songs, and complete a game or craft.

Teen Ministry

  • Sunday Morning Sunday School - each Sunday from 10:00am to 10:45am teenagers meet for their own group Bible Study. These studies teach teenagers how to apply the Bible to their lives.
  • Wednesday Evening Youth Group - all teenagers are invited to an action-packed youth service on Wednesdays from 6:45pm to 8:00pm. Teens have intense competitions, fun with friends, and a Bible lesson. This is the perfect place for teenagers to connect and belong.

Wednesday Evening Bible Studies


  • Building Below the Baseline (Meets in Worship Center) - This series will teach you how to develop the part of your life that only God sees.
  • Why We are Baptist (Meets in New Room 1) - This series will present you with the distinguishing characteristics of a Baptist while proving you an appreciation for our Baptist history.
  • Putting the Past Behind You (Meets in New Room 2) - This series gives you Biblical guidance that will empower to finally leave the past where it belongs and live in the victory God desires for you.
  • Take It Personally (Meets in New Room 3) - This is a practical guide to owning and obeying the Christian Great Commission of making the name and work of Jesus Christ known.
  • Financial Peace (Meets in New Room 4) - Learn how money doesn't have to be stressful with Financial Peace. Build a legacy. Plan for your future. Dump Debt.
  • General Bible Class (Meets in New Room 5) - A general Bible study.
  • One Week Teacher Training (Meets in Old Room 6) - Training for teachers within the ministry of Maranatha. This is a one-week class that meets on June 20 and July 11.

—  The Lopez family  —

Peter, Denise, Petey, Josie


Peter Lopez, senior pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, Peoria, Arizona, was born in McAllen, Texas.  He received his early schooling in public schools in Edinburg, Texas.

1988 was a turning point in Peter's life.  It was then, at the age of eight years old, that he trusted Christ as his personal Savior.  Christian parents and a faithful pastor were the major influences helping him understand his need to receive Christ as Savior.  Upon graduating from high school, Peter attended and played basketball for a public university in north Texas.  It was here that God began doing a great work within his heart.

Sensing God's call to ministry, Peter ended up at Indiana Baptist College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible in 2003.  He received a Master of Ministry degree from Pensacola Theological Seminary in Pensacola, Florida, in 2015. 

Peter married the former Denise Maddox of Bedford, Indiana in 2001; they have two children, Petey IV and Josie.

The Lopez family was called to Pastor Maranatha Baptist Church in 2015.  The entire family loves the church and desires a close-knit family atmosphere with a passion for following Jesus Christ.

For more information about Peter Lopez, follow him on twitter or email him at plopez@mbcpeoria.com.