Unable to secure a mortgage from a bank, our fine members and friends continued to make large donations and acquire personal loans for the purpose of the building fund only and we were encouraged by the results. We were thankful that our windows and pews were donated in memory of loved ones that have gone on to glory. In 1992 we are able to finish repaying all that loaned us money. Today our Building Fund drive continues to grow as God blesses the hearts of those who pledge funds so that our building can be maintained properly.
As we reflect back on our past history and goals, we can see where the Lord has brought us from. In May of 1988, we were blessed to complete our addition and marched in to our new edifice on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, 1988. Pastor Samuel B. Jordan, Sr. preached the first message at the 8:00 a.m. service and the Holy Spirit touched twelve souls to join our membership. Reverend John Gaines, Sr., pastor of the El Bethel Baptist Church from Trenton, New Jersey brought the 11:00 a.m. message. Reverend Gaines and the El Bethel family fellowshipped with our church family for forty-six years until God called him home.
The cornerstone for our new building was laid on Sunday, June 5, 1988. We are forever grateful for the wisdom and leadership of Pastor Samuel B. Jordan, Sr. He was able to motivate our members to rise to any occasion with the determination to succeed.
By allowing God to lead him, Pastor Jordan, Sr. was able to accomplish the following after the new sanctuary was completed:
1994—we are able to build a parking lot. What a Mighty God we serve! Read more