The Bangham Heights Baptist Church was started in 1963 as a mission of the Washington Avenue Baptist Church. Bro. Oscar Davis, the associational missionary, Bro. Sam Brooks, the pastor of Washington Avenue, and Mrs. Tena Smith, a member of First Baptist Church and a resident of the Bangham community, canvassed the area for suitable property. They also wanted to see how many homes were in the area as well as search for prospective members. After many hours of work and prayer, the decision was made that the Bangham community needed a church.
The Bangham Mission of Washington Avenue Baptist Church held its first services on the fourth Sunday of July 1963 following a week of revival services conducted in a tent situated behind the Bangham School. Rev. John Brown was the evangelist for that meeting.
The parent church called Rev. Guy Farris as the first pastor, and he began his ministry here in October 1963. The mission was then meeting in a basement building on Fairview Road.
The mission was constituted into a church on Sunday, May 1, 1966, under the name of Bangham Heights Baptist Church. There were 73 charter members. Occupation of our current classroom building, consisting at the time of a sanctuary and 7 classrooms, began July 26, 1964.