The land for our current church was purchased in 1962 by the Second Presbyterian Church congregation and was originally located at Rodney Parham and Highway 10. It was exchanged in 1963 by the Highway Department for our current site.
The vote by the congregation to move to Pleasant Valley was held Sunday, March 21, 1965. The vote was 293 for and 69 against.
The Second Presbyterian Church building at 3rd and Gaines was sold to the U.S. Government in 1966 for $406,000. However, we were allowed to continue to use the building until October 1, 1968. Apparently, however, the Pleasant Valley location was not ready in time, and we continued to use the building until December, 1968.
Construction of the current building on Pleasant Valley Drive began February 1, 1968 and we began moving in December, 1968.
Most Popular Hymns Sung in Worship (1969-1979)
1. Now Thank We All Our God
2. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
3. Be Thou My Vision
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