After standing 144 years, the previous sanctuary had to be torn down because of termite damage. For four years, the church has met in the
The Rev. Dr. Phillip Heidelberg, superintendent of the Brookhaven District, led the worship service that day. The first baptism in the new sanctuary was Rodney Hawthorne and the first new member was Cedric Grammer. Judy Evans led the Mass Choir.
The afternoon consecration service was led by pastor the Rev. Arthur Lewis,
Others taking part in the consecration included Demario Benson Richard Willis III Benjamin Hicks and Crystal Springs Mayor Arthur Evans Jr.