The first meeting of Hyland Heights Baptist Mission was held on October 10, 1965 in the Lyn-Dann Heights Ruritan Center with 86 persons in attendance. Two days later a Steering Committee was elected and one month later, the name for the mission was chosen by ballot, a full slate of officers were elected, and Randall Layne was called to serve as Interim Pastor.
We acquired four acres of land in April 1966 on which the building now stands. At this point the mission voted to form a church and an application was made to the Lynchburg Baptist Association for membership.
Sixty-eight persons were declared to be charter members as the organizational service was conducted by the Lynchburg Baptist Association on June 26, 1966. The chairman of the Steering Committee made the following statement:
“The Hyland Heights Baptist church was organized to honor God through the Lord Jesus Christ according to the dictates of our hearts, witnessing to and endeavoring to win the lost and by ministering to the needy in Jesus’ name.”
Ground breaking services were held April 21, 1968 and the congregation moved from the Ruritan Center and conducted the first service in the new building on Wednesday, December 4, 1968.”