Firefighters quickly knocked down the flames at the two-story structure.
Marvin Bemheim, the church pastor, lives behind the building and said someone woke him up screaming, "The church is on fire."
Bemheim claims the church has been a target, but he said he has no idea who is making the threats.
"We've had threats that they were gonna burn down the church. I called the police about five months ago telling them," he said.
Investigators said they are looking into the pastor's claims.
No one was hurt by the blaze.