Ozark Baptist Temple was officially organized as a church on March 3,1974 with 32 charter members.
The first pastor, Henry Richardson served for approximately 3-years. In September of that same year, the church borrowed money to purchase the property where the church has been located for over 40-Years.
Pastor Ed Keithley and his family, served as church-planting Baptist missionaries in Papua New Guinea from 1990 to 2003.
Brother Ed and Mrs. Joyce Keithley joined Ozark Baptist Temple in August of 2012. In 2013, Brother Ed Keithley became the associate Pastor under Brother John England.
After Brother England's resignation, the church voted to make Brother Ed Keithley their pastor, beginning in April of 2014.