District Churches

Updated: September 20, 2023


Two area churches that share Fortuna's pastor.

Miranda SDA Church  -  Link

6626 Avenue of the Giants
Miranda, CA 95553

The history of Adventists in Southern Humboldt, according to Marjorie Gaunt, dates back to 1918, but it wasn't until 1953 that members from Garberville, Miranda and Myers Flat were organized into a formal church.  The present church, located in a beautiful wooded setting on the Avenue of the Giants south of Fortuna, was built in 1956. Hundreds of people have called the Miranda Church "home."  Visit us some Sabbath.

Petrolia SDA Church   Link

P.O. Box 54 -195 Lincoln St
Petrolia, CA 95558

Petrolia a little town in the Mattole Valley was first known as New Jerusalem.  When oil was discovered by the Union Mattole Oil Company to San Francisco in 1865 the name was changed to Petrolia.

The Methodist church came to Petrolia in 1860.  It was probably sometime later (mid 1860's) that the Methodist church was built by Jack Wright, Jim Lawson, and others. There are some unconfirmed reports that the church building was built by the United Bretheran Church and accuired by the Methodist Congrregation in the late 1890's. In 1924 Martha Hunter, Addie Clark, and Minnie Racklift bought it and donated it to the Seventh-Day-Adventist Church and it is the building where Adventists meet today. The original pump organ and pulpit from the Methodist church are still in the church.

The road to Petrolia is winding and steep in places but it's well worth the effort to pay a visit.
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