First word of the Adventist message reached the Kanawha Valley, home of the Charleston Seventh-day Adventist Church, in 1901 when Elder R. G. Patterson held a tent meeting in St. Albans, West Virginia. Two faithful members, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Halstead, were baptized as a result of that meeting. Today, more than 100 years later, our church has close to 150 members. The church is housed in a beautiful A-frame building on Kanawha Boulevard, where we meet each Sabbath morning. Anyone is welcome to join us any time you are in our area. We'd love to meet you face to face. To read more about our history, click here.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.