About Heather Hills - History

Church History

Located about 15 minutes east of downtown Indianapolis, Heather Hills Baptist Church has been promoting the worship of God for over 45 years.

  • 1961
    Originally started as Faith Regular Baptist Church - led by Pastor Robert Humphreys
  • 1962
    Name changed to Faith Baptist Church
    First recognized by The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
    The land where it is presently located was purchased
  • 1964
    Original building dedicated
  • 1966
    Name changed to Heather Hills Baptist Church and addition was constructed
  • 1967
    Glen Eveland becomes Pastor ('67-'76)
  • 1969
    A new auditorium was constructed capable of seating 400 people
  • 1970's
    Church growth led to a bus ministry that utilized nine buses per week providing transportation to the church from neighboring areas
  • 1976
    David Bower becomes Pastor ('76-'96)
  • 1987
    A new sanctuary with capacity of 620 people and additional classrooms were constructed and dedicated
  • 1996
    Joseph Godwin becomes Pastor ('96-'01)
  • 2002
    Nathan Watson becomes Pastor ('02-'07)
  • 2003
    Church hosts 'Family Fun Fest' and 5K run - an annual outreach festival to serve local community
  • 2005
    MOM house opens
  • 2005
    Youth Mission trip to Ensenada Mexico - focus on building homes, evangelism
  • 2006
    Youth Mission trip to New York City - part of NYGO - New York Gospel Outreach
  • 2008
    Brian McCrorie becomes Pastor