2431 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd.
Marion, OH 43302

Service times

1st Worship Service: 9:15 am
2nd Worship Service: 10:45 am

Office Hours
Tues - Fri, 9:00AM-4:00PM

Who Are We

What is our DNA, or as some ask, “What in the world is a Wesleyan church?”

Our roots are in the Methodist tradition, from which we emerged in 1843, as a socially engaged group, especially over the issues of slavery and women’s right.

Five respected Methodists had been lobbying to change views within the church over the owning of slaves. These saw such practices as violating the principles of scripture and the laws of creation. Methodism’s founder, John Wesley, (hence the name Wesleyan) had battled slavery in his native England, along with John Wilberforce.

Early Wesleyans helped champion the cause of the Underground Railroad, a system of liberating slaves and relocating them in the northern states and Canada.

Regarding women’s rights and the movement, the very first women’s rights convention in America was held in 1948, in Seneca Falls, New York, in a Wesleyan chapel! After those early days of social engagement, the Wesleyan movement shifted its attention to more of an inward spiritual growth movement, and personal holiness became the focus.

In recent years, the Wesleyans have been seeking a healthy balance of spiritual and social transformation within the individual and community. That describes a portion of our vision at Dayspring.

Two former Marion congregations merged and purchased 30 acres, our current site in east Marion. In 1990, the first building was started and several facilities later we are blessed with space for a wide variety of activities and ways to serve the church and the community.



Apr 25, 2019
Stay-n-Play Story Day
Apr 30, 2019
DW Playzone Open Play



You have lots of choices when it comes to churches. But, One size or style does NOT fit all. We understand that. Our goal is to stay a long way away from the two dominant reasons some people avoid church…dull and irrelevant. We try hard to be neither.

By the time you spend an hour or so on site at Dayspring we hope you will sense the energy, purpose and importance that we place on our times together. We attempt to help connect you with God and others around you.

Excellence in the areas of Worship, Children and Teens constitute our priorities. We have recently added to that our passion to connect with and serve our surrounding communities.

We want a person’s church experience to be positive, informative, friendly, supportive and related to life issues. Come join us for this wonderful journey.


2431 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd.
Marion, Ohio 43302

Two Worship Times
to Choose From:
9:15am & 10:45am