Our Story

"The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage." (Psalms 16:6) 

Our Story...

Heritage Baptist Church was started in 1980 in a humble building in East Palmyra, NY.  Our founding Pastor, Tim Young, came back to the area in which he grew up to start the church after completing Bible College in Indiana.  The church started to grow in its infancy and continued to grow until expansion was inevitable.

The church was relocated to it's current location on Route 21 just North of the town of Palmyra.  It was built in two phases, first with the main auditorium and education wing for Sunday School and Christian School classes and later with an addition adding the link (kitchen and restrooms) and full size gymnasium/fellowship hall.

In 1994, Pastor Young left Heritage to go into mission work.  The church then called Jerry Wilson to come be her next pastor.  He served here for the next 12 years.  In 2006, Pastor Young came back to be our Pastor until December of 2022.  In April of 2023, Heritage called David Cialini to be her Pastor.  

Today, Heritage Baptist Church continues to be an integral part of reaching Palmyra, NY and the surrounding communities for the Lord Jesus Christ.  Heritage is Bible-centered, Christ-focused, and family-oriented and has many opportunities and activities for all ages. The primary focus of the church is to reach the lost through local outreach and worldwide missions endeavors.