Dale Wright Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church

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GREETINGS - in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The Dale Wright Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church is part of a world-wide organization with more than 15 million members in countries around the world.  We would be happy to have you join us in worship or at one of the church events listed on our calendar.  The church is located in beautiful, rural, Germantown, Ohio.  Pastor C. Shaun Arthur, the church leadership and the congregation stand ready to lift up Christ that all may be drawn to Him. We hope to see you soon at the Friendly Church on the Hill.

The congregation is full of friendly people whose love for God shows in how they treat each other and everyone who enters these doors for fellowship and worship.  Our location is far from the hustle and bustle of city life, but dear and close to the hearts of all the believers who have been a part of this body over the years. We are elated that you are getting to know us through our web site.  The Dale Wright Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church was founded in 1948 as Berea Chapel, “the church at study.”  

We worship a mighty God who has kept us and will continue to be with us in the future.  God is calling us to a life of unity, a life of faith, and a life of fulfilled promises in His word.  We do our best to follow the admonition in the book of Matthew that says, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations,” and welcome others to join us. As we strive to do God’s will, we have recognized our core gifts:  ♦Fellowship  ♦Worship  ♦Youth Ministries

We are committed to using these gifts for God’s glory.  We believe that the Word of God provides instruction for how we should live and love in these times.  We are also told of the promise of that blessed hope for eternal life and love on the Earth made new.

Again, we are delighted that you have stopped to visit our web site and hope that if and when you are in the Greater Dayton area you will stop by for a visit.  Come and feel the love – you are always welcome in the name of Jesus Christ.

The Early Days


There were 13 Charter Members when the church was established in 1948.  God richly blessed the congregation and in 1959, the church members began to build the church on top of the hill that you see today.  It was the culmination of years of sacrifice and determination.  There were road blocks and obstacles along the way.  Skilled workers were recruited and found themselves working for free or at a fraction of their usual pay.  The heavy beams were brought up the hill by the power of God and in answer to the prayers of the saints.  The members took time away from their families and their own homes to build this church.  We celebrate the evidence of their faith — this building and all that has gone forth from its open doors.  The faith tradition, the family heritage, the music, the singers, the preachers, the teachers, the doctors, the lawyers, the missionaries, the leaders, the managers, and the faithful friends all testify to God’s dwelling in this sanctuary.  We invite you to come home to the hill again and again.  Come, see what the Lord has done.

About Seventh-day Adventists

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What Seventh-day Adventists Believe

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Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

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