Ray Bentley founded Maranatha Chapel in 1984, after leaving Horizon Christian Fellowship. The church moved into its 15-acre facility in Rancho Bernardo in 1997 and serves approximately 7,000 people each week. It includes a 3,000-seat chapel and a 3,000-square-foot bookstore and café.
It offers six worship services and more than 20 ministries. Maranatha Christian Schools, grades K-12, is located on a 17.5-acre site, two miles west of the campus.
Bentley’s teachings are broadcast daily by radio and heard on stations across the U.S. The church also offers four weekly live-streaming web casts.