Heritage Baptist Church was founded in 1980 in a white, wood frame building in East Palmyra, New York. Their Pastor, Tom Young, came back to the area in which he grew up to start the church after completing Bible Study in Indiana. The church started to grown in its infancy and continued to grow until expansion was necessary.
The church was relocated close by the current location on Route 21 just north of town in Palmyra. It was built in two phases, first the main auditorium and education wing for Sunday School and 1st to 12 grade Christian School classes and later with an addition adding the link (kitchen and restrooms) and full size gymnasium and fellowship hall.