Pastor Riner was raised in Rincon, attended Effingham County High School, and gave his life to the Lord right here at Maranatha. He felt called to preach, and graduated from Berean School of the Bible (now Global University) in 1979. He was ordained in the Assemblies of God the same year. He pastored churches all over Georgia for 35 years before being asked to return to his home church in in July of 2011. After 42 years in ministry, he’s enjoying being back home where he started.
He serves on the Georgia Assembly of God Missions Board, and is the Assistant Presbyter for the Coastal Region His wife Theresa is an integral part of his ministry, and leads our Womens’ Ministries program.