Emerson Bible Church has a rich history going back over 100 years. In 1897, the town of Etna, now known as Emerson, did not contain a church or Sunday School and on September 1897, a group of concerned Christians started the very first Sunday School. A few years later, on November 12, 1900, the first church service was held in the same building that is used today. The educational/gym building located right next to the church was built and consequently dedicated on January 10, 1971. The vision, and desire, for the Ed Building continues to be the same as that of those concern Christians in 1897 and that is to reach the community for the glory of God.