Heights Baptist Church has a rich
history. Andrae Crouch's "Through
It All" could be our theme song.
Our prayer is that "Through it
all we've learned to trust in Jesus,
we've learned to trust in God. We've
depend upon His Word."
church has weathered a number of changes
over the years and we have depended
on God through each one.
We began as the Central Baptist Mission
in December, 1953 as a home fellowship
that met on Tuesday nights at
420 Colorado St. The average attendance
was seven. The first meetings were
held in a second-floor hall on Third
Street and Poyntz. The mission constituted
on August 31, 1954 . Wayne Flory was
the pastor and the church had
48 members. The services during the
first two years were held in the Seventh-day
Adventist building at Sixth and
Laramie. The first building on the
present property was completed in
1957. The concrete slab and basement
the second unit were poured in November,
1959. The ministry of the church began
to flourish with the addition of
a number of KSU faculty and staff
families. Undeterred by its poor financial
history, the church voted in 1966
issue bonds and build the present
sanctuary. The building, consisting
of a 230 seat auditorium, a fellowship
and a kitchen, was completed in April,
1967. In 1975 the church changed the
name to College Heights Baptist.
the 1980's, College Heights served
as a vibrant influence in the community
while being particularly missions
conscious. The home church established
three new missions in those years,
each of which has since been
constituted as a self-sustaining church:
Ogden Baptist Church August 4, 1991;
New Hope Community Church
September 8, 1991; Crossroads Baptist
Church October 2, 1994.
1982, College Heights Baptist Church
has sponsored Conversational English
classes with hundreds of
students from all over the world having
participated in the program. These
classes are taught entirely by volunteers.
The goal of the program is to make
the international's time in the United
States more enjoyable by helping them
with their spoken English. Each week
(September through April) students
attend classes where they make new
friends, both American and international,
and learn everyday American speech
designed to help them opportunities
for witness and ministry to people
from around the world. Our prayer
is that it will continue to reach
the gospel for years to come.
1987 a special planning committee
was set aside to write a mission statement
and goals which would guide the
ministry of the church.
of the College heights Baptist Church
o To develop a spiritually vital church
o To share Christ with unbelievers.
o To perform Christ's ministry in
o To extend our church's ministry
throughout the world.
o To renew our church's life through
activity has been, and continues to
be, a special part of our ministry.
Over the years we have sponsored
a number of missionaries and continue
to support this activity diligently
the 1973 objective, "To win lost
people to a saving knowledge of Jesus
Christ and to lead Christians toward
spiritual maturity" still in
mind and subscribing to the 1963 Baptist
Faith and Message, we move forward
twenty first century. We pray to be
used increasingly in God's service,
placing our faith in Him and counting
to be workers in His vineyard.