Maranatha Baptist Church started in Boiling Springs, NC, in April of 1991, and was chartered in October of the same year. The church purchased some land a few miles to the west in Mooresboro, NC, and built a new church facility. Pastor Frank Camp became the pastor on the first Sunday of May, 1996, and two years later MBC built a second building and connected it to the first. Before long, we outgrew both buildings, and had to begin looking for a larger facility. We moved into our current facility, in Shelby, NC, in September of 2000, and are presently debt-free!
Pastor Jim Davidson was born into a moral family but did not come to know Jesus Christ as his Savior until the age of 20 while serving in the United States Navy. He was married in 1996 and began to get involved in the local church. It was through this involvement that God began to burden him for ministry. In 2000, he and his wife surrendered to God’s calling on their lives. Pastor Davidson received his training at Ambassador Baptist College and attended MBC for several years as a member. He subsequently served for over eight years as an assistant and youth pastor in West Virginia. God has now called Pastor Davidson and his family back to Shelby, NC, where he has a passion to reach the community with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
When Dr. Don Scovill was five or six years old, his mother led him to receive Christ as Savior. He was called into full-time ministry as a teenager during youth meetings. Since 1996, Dr. Scovill, originally from Minnesota, has been serving as director of music at Maranatha Baptist Church. He enjoys working in a friendly church where people love to learn and serve. He has been involved in the field of sacred music since 1954. He and his wife, Evelyne, just celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary. They have a daughter, who is the wife of a youth pastor in Minnesota, a son who teaches music in Lattimore, NC, seven grandchildren, and three great-grand children.