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Who We Are

We are a church located in Nashville, Arkansas.

We are a community of Christians who's purpose it is to glorify God, exalt Christ, humble man.

Our Pastor, Bruce Short grew up in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. He attended Arkansas Tech University and graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1973. While in college, he married Jeanne Beth Roberts who has been his bride for 47 years.

Bruce served 4 years in the United States Army.

He and Jeanne owned NAPA Auto Parts Stores in Murfreesboro, Delight and Amity until he was called into the ministry in 1990.

Bruce also has 42 hours of seminary education form Southwestern Seminary and has taught God’s Word in Brazil, Mexico, Kenya and Tanzania.

In 1990 Bruce became pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Mineral Springs where he preached until May of 1993.
After resigning that pastorate Bruce and Jeanne became involved in a home Bible study that became Maranatha Baptist Church.

Pastor Bruce and Jeanne have 2 daughters, Karrie Jamison of Nashville and Molly Lindow of Benton.
Two wonderful sons-in-laws John Jamison and Lance Lindow and 9 beautiful grandchildren.

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Bruce Short

Pastor Bruce Short grew up in Mt. Ida, AR. He attended Arkansas Tech University, graduating in 1973 with a B.S. in Biology. While in college he married Jeanne Beth Roberts who has been his bride for 47 years. Bruce has been pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church in Nashville, AR for 25 years. He loves verse by verse preaching of God’s Word, emphasizing the truths of scripture contained in the Bible. He not only has a passion for pastoring the flock at Maranatha, but ministers as well within the walls of our local jail systems. He desires to see men become Godly men, and be the leaders, priests, protectors, and bearers of light for their family in a dark and declining culture.

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Maranatha Baptist Church
300 Trenton Blvd.
Nashville, Arkansas 71852

Service Times

Morning Worship 10:50 AM
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM