The Church’s website provides the following history:
My friend George took me for a drive to a couple of Yorktown cemeteries, familiar to him, but unknown to me. The first is right next to this church.
Our church history goes back to 1785 when the Yorktown Baptist Society, a branch of the Stamford Baptist Church, was organized. In 1788 the Yorktown Baptist Church was officially constituted, with Elder Reuben Garrison as the first pastor. Services were held in homes until the first Baptist meeting house was built in 1802, during the pastorate of Elder Isaac Rhodes. This original building, which was later moved to the corner of Baptist Church and Hunterbrook Roads and remodeled, has at times served as a parsonage. In recent years it has provided housing for the church caretakers.
In 1848 the present Greek Revival-style building, larger than the first building, was constructed and dedicated to the Lord. Services were held under various pastors and visiting preachers until 1890, after which the church was mostly closed for 27 years. In 1917 Rev. Harry B. Roberts, pastor of the Yorktown Presbyterian Church, began holding Sunday afternoon services in the Baptist Church building. In the following years a movement was begun to buy the building from the Baptist Society. The purchase was completed in 1924 and a non-sectarian Community Church, complete with constitution and by-laws, was organized. In 1933 Rev. Roberts became permanent pastor of Community Church and that year conducted the first of our continuous Christmas Eve candlelight services.
In 1940, under the leadership of Rev. F. Gordon Ham, the church was incorporated as The Community Church of Yorktown under the religious corporation laws of the State of New York. Fellowship Hall and our Sunday School classrooms were added to the building in the early 1970s, while Malcolm Foster was pastor.
And now, after several years of repairing and improving the property, we are rededicating the building to God, desiring that for years to come the message of peace through our Lord Jesus Christ will be heard in this place. To God be the glory! Amen. (Oct. 1998)
The historic marker on the property adds:
This Greek revival style church was originally the Baptist Church serving the community known as Huntersville. Most of Huntersville disappeared when the waters of the New Croton Dam put most of the area under water. The adjacent cemetery contains many pre-revolutionary war graves.