It all started when...
In 1979, a young bible study teacher together with his wife and children came to Cebu. Not really knowing what to do, young Joseph B. Disarno just spread his sail and right away, the Holy Spirit took charge of his direction.
Soon enough, Pastor Joseph and Ma’am Doreen became involved with Sunday Celebration under Pastor Bryan Dobson and Sister Marilyn Dobson. There were around 15 people that gathered in Montebello Hotel.
After 3 months of joining a bible study, he was also asked to be a teacher. It was then when God opened a door for Pastor Disarno to do more bible studies. In 1982, Pastor Bryan turned Sunday Celebration over to Pastor Disarno. He was doing bible studies every night in different communities and those who attended started joining the services in Magellan Hotel. Sunday Celebration then became Maranatha Christian Fellowship.
Maranatha Christian Fellowship’s vision and call have been strengthened over the years of ministry and reaching out to Cebu and the nations of the world. The vision is that “We believe that we are called to worship God intensely, intimately, excellently and extravagantly, to be a spiritual family in covenant community used by God to equip the church and train leaders that we might have a part in proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God in the Power of the Holy Spirit.”
In 2012, MMO added a benevolence arm in the form of Club in Unity for Restoration thru Empowerment Foundation, Inc. (C.U.R.E. Foundation, Inc.). The Foundation serves underprivileged families in Cebu through its streetchildren's feeding program, scholarship program, and annual gift giving event, Happy Birthday Jesus. In 2015, C.U.R.E. began operations at Rancho ni Cristo - a shelter for sexually abused girls, age 12 and under.