In August 1979; in a duly constituted church business meeting the Metropolitan Baptist Church, led by the late Rev. David A. Morgan voted to establish a church plant in the North Dade County area. Rev. Morgan recommended the new church plant be led by Min. Percy Ransom. He further recommended that the new work begin with a weekly home Bible study fellowship on Wednesday nights, and worship services be held on the 4th Sunday night of each month. The new work was elevated to Mission status in September of 1981; and weekly services began at the Cloverleaf Recreation Park.