In March of 1983 Bishop William B. Smith, Sr. joined the Apostolic Church on Stanford Street. Over the next decade the church’s congregation, which was very small upon Smith’s arrival, constantly worked at renovating the small facility for it’s quickly growing membership.
In April 1994 they choose to break ground on a new facility still within the Heights neighborhood. The new facility, renamed The Sanctuary of Praise, relocated just a few blocks onto Haden Rd.
Over the next decade the Church’s activities continued to grow, requiring the Church to add 7,500 square feet to the original complex. The expansion including a larger chapel, classrooms, office space and a hall. Now known as the Main Campus, to differentiate from the Southern Campus located in Akron, the new facility has served as the focal point of a number of international ministries, while still being led by Bishop Smith.
Their original facility is now home of the Seventh-Day Adventists and still serves as a Church for the Heights neighborhood.