On Sunday, September 22, 1965, the Rising Star Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. H. L. Wade, hosted the first service of NHMBC. In February of 1966 the NHMBC Congregation moved into the Veterans Hall. This was the first independent place they could call home. Later the move to the Seventh Day Adventist Church on 33rd and 3rd avenue in Sacramento was made.
NHMBC was blessed with additional Ministers: Rev. Miller, Rev. Robinson, Rev. Jenkins, Rev. Herman Haynie and Rev. Ruffin, all of whom assisted Pastor Gipson.
A blessing from God was evident when Pastor Gipson saw a “For Sale: sign posted on the corner of 51st and Woodbine., His immediate thought was “someday we will build a church on this property.”
A groundbreaking ceremony was led by Rev. Joseph Williams (Greater Light Baptist Church) and Rev. Tillman Wade (First Baptist Tabernacle Church) on August 10, 1967.
The NHMBC Family proudly marched from 33rd Street and 3rd Avenue on July 14, 1968 to their new permanent home: 6612 Woodbine Avenue, Sacramento, CA.
It was under the leadership of their first President, Deacon Henry Reese (called to glory September 4, 2018), that NHMBC organized and formed the Corporation Committee in February 1970.