Welcome to the website of the Maranatha SDA Church in Atlanta, GA. Our pastor is Pastor Sherwin Jack and our Youth Pastor is Pastor Eddie Hall.
In this world where problems are plenteous and chaos is everywhere, the evidence of God's presence at Maranatha is what brings hope and encouragement to our members and friends. Maranatha SDA Church is a church where the power of the living God is experienced.
Through the spoken word the people of God are fed. Through our music, praises and adoration are sent to our Heavenly King. Through our prayers burdens are lifted and hearts are mended as the power of God is seen working in the lives of His people.
If you are in the area we invite you to worship with us and know that your soul will be blessed. Our church service can also be viewed online on Sabbath mornings. We know that you will be truly blessed by visiting us.
Pastor Sherwin Jack
History of Maranatha
During the early 1970’s the Boulevard Drive Seventh-day Adventist church, located in the Kirkwood area of Atlanta, GA swelled to its full capacity through the evangelistic efforts of Elder Ward Sumpter. On Sabbath Mornings, approximately 300 members and the ever-increasing number of visitors occupied every seat in the sanctuary, stood around the walls and even spilled out in the hallway and lobby. To accommodate this rapidly increasing membership, Elder Sumpter, along with others, initiated a plan to purchase a larger church in another part of the city of Atlanta.
The ideal church property was located near the corner of Browns Mill Road and Cleveland Avenue. This church had a spacious sanctuary with a seating capacity of 800, a number of classrooms and an adequate parking lot. Most importantly, it was located in an area that was fertile ground for evangelism. In the summer of 1976, Elder Sumpter, with a substantial portion of the Boulevard Drive Church, moved to our present location. The Boulevard Drive church maintained a core membership devoted to the challenging task of replenishing itself and swelling once again to overflowing.
This new church family was accustomed to supporting evangelism. In fact, they realized that more than ever before, the entire membership must actively participate in evangelism if the church was to be sustained and developed. It was this spirit of evangelism, which led the church to pray for the special name for itself. One name felt natural and appropriate, “Maranatha”, which means “Behold, He Comes”, which is the hope and joy of this God-led, Holy Ghost-filled church. We have been under the leadership of some dynamic men, along with their faithful and dedicated wives, whom God has used to lead this great congregation. With all our love, we give thanks to God for them.
Our goal is to inspire and encourage all mankind to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and to serve Him as their Lord.
Our mission is to nurture our members, evangelize our community, and support our local and worldwide effort to spread the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ as we build relationships for eternity.