Daniel Batarseh is the pastor-teacher at Maranatha Bible Church. While living in Canada and pursuing a degree in Creative Advertising (2012), Daniel sensed the call to ministry shortly after being born again. Through God's providence, he was led to Chicago, Illinois to serve as a young adults pastor, teaching the Bible twice a week, while studying at Moody Bible Institute for his Masters in Biblical Studies. It was through a series of events and God's clear timing that led Daniel and others with him to begin Maranatha Bible Church in 2021.
Daniel Banna was born in Israel as the youngest of 10 children and accepted Christ in his mid-teens. In 1990, he moved to the United States and began to preach and teach the Word in local churches shortly after. Daniel was ordained to the ministry in 2021 and helped start Maranatha Bible Church. Daniel and his wife Ania have two adult children, Abby and Tim.