About Us​

HISTORY

In the late 1800s, the region south of Hayne Road in Summit County bore witness to a bustling community centered around the Tuscarawas River, where numerous grist and saw mills thrived. The population predominantly comprised individuals of German heritage, and as a consequence, the area acquired the moniker “Millheim,” which translates to “home of the mill” in English. This historical context laid the foundation for what would eventually become the Millheim Baptist Church.

1939 – The Genesis

In the year 1939, a modest congregation of faithful individuals embarked on a mission that would eventually shape the future of their community. They purchased a piece of land on Hayne Road and embarked on the construction of a substantial basement facility, which would serve as their Sunday School sanctuary.

1947 – 1974 – Expanding Horizons

Building upon their early endeavors, the congregation forged ahead with their vision. In 1947, they extended the structure by adding a four-room frame building at the rear of the basement. The year 1953 marked a pivotal moment as they expanded the front of the building, incorporating an enclosed entrance hall, a pastor’s study, restrooms, and a steeple. Educational needs were not neglected, and in 1960, an educational wing was thoughtfully constructed to accommodate additional Sunday School classrooms.

The ambitious spirit continued to prevail, and in March 1968, a magnificent new sanctuary was erected, effectively doubling the size of the existing church edifice. The congregation’s dedication knew no bounds, and in 1974, they introduced a new dimension to their facilities—an expansive 70-foot by 113-foot gymnasium complete with a full-sized basketball court, bleachers, scoreboard, and a bus garage. Moreover, on the church’s adjacent land, they developed a regulation-size softball field along with a capacious covered shelter, which would prove invaluable for hosting church picnics and other outdoor gatherings.

1975 – Present – An Ongoing Journey

The journey of Millheim Baptist Church has been one of continuous evolution. The steadfast commitment to enhancing their church building and property has resulted in various transformations over the years. These efforts have included resurfacing the parking lot, establishing an Information Desk, refurbishing the church’s interior with fresh paint and new carpeting and tiling, and converting the old chapel into a versatile multi-purpose room.

Recent years have seen significant strides, with the addition of a brand-new Senior Pastor’s office, upgrades to the Nursery and bathrooms, and a substantial renovation of the Worship Center initiated in 2019. Notably, in April 2020, a state-of-the-art digital sign graced the front of the church, serving as a modern beacon of information and communication for the congregation and the community.

Perhaps most remarkable of all, the funding for these extensive construction projects, renovations, and improvements has been entirely borne by the devoted members of the church. Their unwavering faith and dedication to the mission of Millheim Baptist Church have been richly rewarded, and they express their gratitude to the Lord for the blessings that have made these achievements possible. The church’s journey, marked by growth, adaptation, and community spirit, continues to thrive as a testament to the enduring power of faith and fellowship.

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Address

2661 Hayne Road, Akron, Ohio 44312, United States

Open Hours

Mon: 09:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tue: 09:00 am – 03:00 pm
Wed: 09:00 am – 08:00 pm
Thu: 09:00 am – 03:00 pm
Fri: 09:00 am – 03:00 pm
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: 08:00 am – 08:00 pm

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