Our mission Statement

"Making disciples to love God and to love others"

Missions and Affiliations

Marble City Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, Alabama Baptist State Convention, and our local Coosa River Baptist Association. Our church supports ministries and missionaries of Jesus Christ by way of the Co-operative Program.

The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptist churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of the missions and ministries of both the Alabama Baptist State Convention (SBOM) and the Southern Baptist Convention  (IMB, NAMB)


In addition to the co-operative program, Marble City gives resources to support:


Wycliffe Bible Translators. This ministry works globally to give bibles to every person in their own language. 


Local community ministries including Alabama Childhood Food Solutions and Care House.


There are also countless other ministries and missions from within our own church that magnify God, and spread the love of Christ


A Little History

On February 6, 1910, fourteen charter members met in a school building at Gantt’s Quarry on a Sunday afternoon to constitute a Baptist Church. Thus it chose the name Gantt’s Quarry Baptist Church. In June of 1959, pastor James E. Vanderford led the church to relocate to its present site. The church broke ground for a new building on September 25, 1960 and dedicated its new building on April 16, 1961. On February 4, 1968 the church later became known as Marble City Baptist Church. 

The church experienced tremendous blessings in its new location. They started a bus ministry with two buses known as “Matthew and Mark.” The youth program was one of the best in the state. The youth shared on one Homecoming Sunday that they had shared the gospel with more than 7,000 people and saw 1,000 come to know Christ. In September 1977, the church built the “Family Life Center.”