About Us

       The Seventh-day Adventist Church


     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.


Our Pastor


Dr. Hubert Morel Jr. grew up in New York City and received his elementary and high school education at Brooklyn Temple Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School and Northeastern Academy. He is a graduate of  Oakwood University with a bachelor's degree in theology, a master of divinity degree, and a Ph.D.

Morel began his pastoral ministry in the Southeastern Conference in 1981 and is the former president of the Southeastern Conference. He is married to Raquel, the father of two sons and recently became a grandfather. Pastor Morel loves people and seeks to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in every aspect of his life. He desires to lead Maranatha to be focused on the mission the Lord has given His Church.