Sonrise Baptist Church was founded in October 1974 under the name Southwest Bible Baptist Church. For 15 years, Pastor Ron Croft and his wife Barbara labored fervently for the Lord and were used to move the church from meeting in a school to the current property.

In 1989 Pastor Maudlin and his wife Paula served faithfully as the church grew and widened its impact in Southwest Tucson. During this time the church began the process of purchasing another building while the Maudlins followed God’s call to Idaho in 1995.

In 1996 the church called Pastor Ron Weber and his wife Barbara and during this time the new building was erected and occupied. In 2002, Pastor and Mrs. Weber were called to South Carolina.

From 2002 to the present, Pastor Joe and his wife Heather have faithfully served. In 2004, the name of the church was officially changed to Sonrise Baptist Church. Throughout the past two decades the church has continued to grow by adding a Spanish-speaking ministry, constructing a nursery wing, expanding the missions budget 30-fold, along with many other ministry opportunities and growth.