History of our Church

Shaw Heights Baptist Church was the culmination of a dream by many people, primarily the congregation of Eastside Baptist Church in Sumter. In 1962, Eastside sent a delegation to survey the area around Shaw Air Force Base and then bought three acres of land along Highway 441.

There were thirty persons at the first service of the mission church and it grew over the months until March 1964, when it constituted as a church with a total of one hundred and four members.

Over the years Shaw Heights has had a strong military presence.  Now our congregation is made up of civilians, retired military and active duty military personnel.  Our uniqueness is that active duty military members find a congregation who understands how deployments affect military families.  We stand ready to assist and help military families during these times.

We are also praying and looking for civilian families to come join with us.