Royal View was started under the leadership of Pastor James Roy in 1981. After starting two churches in upstate New York, Pastor Roy came to Arizona and started Royal View. Over the years, the church has been privileged to see many people saved, families strengthened, and young people called and sent out into the ministry. In 2005, after much prayer and preparation, Pastor Roy handed the leadership over to his son-in-law, Mike Henry. Pastor Roy then went to start the Buckeye Baptist Church in Buckeye, AZ.