Pastor Lance Augsburger

Pastor Lance serves as the Senior Pastor at Maranatha. He and his wife Carrie have been married for 5 years, and they joined the MBC staff in the summer of 2017. Lance's passion is sharing God's Word with people.

For free time activities, Lance and Carrie's favorite is spending time with each other. They also enjoy music, laughter, soccer, and Mexican food.

Pastor Mark Stupka

Pastor Mark serves as an Associate Pastor at Maranatha and oversees the Christian Education and the Outreach and Discipleship ministries of the church. Pastor Mark and his wife, Janice, have been married for 33 years and have four children and four granddaughters. The Stupka family began attending MBC in 1999, and Pastor Mark was asked to begin serving as an Associate Pastor in 2010. Pastor Mark also serves as a Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny.


During his free time, Pastor Mark enjoys traveling with his family, playing and coaching soccer, running, hiking, camping, as well as other sports and outdoor activities. His family enjoys the country life on an acreage with their cat, dogs, chickens, and horses.

Pastor Joel & Val

Pastor Joel Welch

Pastor Joel Welch serves as an Associate Pastor at MBC, and his main focus is the Youth Group. He attended Faith Baptist Bible College and graduated in 2014 with his degree of Assistant Pastoral with Youth Emphasis. Pastor Joel and Val have been married 5 years and welcomed their first child in July.

Spending time with people, coaching and playing volleyball, drinking coffee, and reading are some of Pastor Joel's favorite activities.