George Lawson

Senior Pastor

George Lawson has a heart for seeing people come to know Christ, grow in their relationship with Him, and fulfill their life purpose in Christ. His philosophy of ministry is to be a model and mentor – an example to those in and beyond the fellowship of the church. He believes the pastor’s role is to facilitate and equip others, and to help them discover their own gifts, talents and ministries.

George led the Riverside SDB Church’s youth and children’s ministries for 4 years, before launching Maranatha Community Church in January of 2006. He and his wife Karen, a registered nurse, live in Moreno Valley and have four children (Matthew, Jonathan, Stephen and Elisabeth), a new daughter (Matthew’s wife, Sandy), and 2 grandchildren (Gabriella and Timothy).