The property at 2410 Franklin Street (next to our present site) was purchased and utilized for parking and to make way for the Education Center. On April 8, 1972, ground was broken to build an Education center at a cost of $450,000.00. Construction began in July 1972.
The second cornerstone for the Education Center was laid October 13, 1973. Records show that in 1973, under the leadership of Pastor Williams, 362 members were added by baptism, 418 members were added by Christian Experience, 60 babies were dedicated and 54 members expired. The total membership on record for 1973 was 1,350. The dedication and Grand Opening of the Edgar L. Williams Education Center was held on March 2, 1974.