Our History

The goal of Phase 1 of the Church Growth Campaign was to build an educational wing because the Church needed more space for Sunday School and discipleship training.  The capital campaign began in May 2015. 

The new educational wing opened in July 2018 with the addition of a new 6500 sq. ft. building.  Come see our new welcome center, classrooms, renovated children’s ministry area, and new front entrance.   

God Provides!


Crestview Baptist Church started as a Mission sponsored by the Haywood Baptist Association 


The first service was held on Sunday, April 1, 1962 in a building that had previously been an auto repair shop.  The building looked very presentable with pews, pulpit and a piano which had been donated by various churches in the county.  Hymnals had also been donated.  There were forty-three in attendance on that spring Sabbath morning.


Rev. Wayne Sorrells preached the first sermon based on Matthew 16:18: “Upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”  The first song they sang was “Onward Christian Soldiers.”  Even though it was April, the weather was still cool.  There was an old-fashioned wood heater with a fire going, and after the service they stood around that warm stove and talked and fellowshipped as they would do on many following Sundays and Wednesdays.


Rev. Sorrells gave up his job as Associational Missionary and became the first Pastor and under his leadership they began to think of building a church.  Actually the ideal spot was available just out the road from the Mission.  It was the old Osborne Dairy Farm property.  Through prayer and planning, God provided a way to raise the money to purchase the property.  Some of the money was left over to go to the first building which is now the fellowship hall.  The building was completed in July of 1964.


The Crestview Mission was organized as a Baptist Church on September 25, 1965 with eighty-seven charter members.  


In December of 1985, the Church voted to build a new sanctuary.  Charlie Brown laid all of the brick without charge and with the help of many volunteers.  The first service was held in the new building in December 1986.  The Rev. Danny Shore was pastor at the time.

In 2009 Rev. Dan Page came to be Crestview’s Under-Shepherd, and under his leadership, the church has grown extensively.

For all that has been accomplished over the years, may God be given the glory and may He guide His church to fulfill the mandate we have been given:  to reach our valley and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ.