The Seventh-day Adventist church as a congregation was organized in 1913, with Elder French of Hamilton as pastor. For two years the congregation met in the homes of the members. In 1915, they purchased the present church building on West Crocker Street from the Holiness Denomination.
While the congregation of the Marceline church is rather small, numbering only 25, it is part of a world-wide membership of over one million church members, with 1,833,007 Sabbath School members. The present pastor is George Sharpe. The local elder is George V. Newkirk.
The women of the local church organized a Dorcas Society in the year of 1939. Under the leadership of various women through the years, this society has done much missionary work by giving food baskets, clothing, buying fuel for needy families and at one time sending two hundred pairs of shoes, donated by local merchants, overseas to be distributed. This society had a very unique way of providing funds for their missionary work, by baking and selling bread, pies, cakes, cookies, rolls and glazed donuts. For the last two and a half years this kind of work has been curtailed because of ill health of some of the members.