PANEL IX - 1977 to 1990

During this period there was renewed emphasis on the Bible. Music Director, Bruce Henley is shown at the organ with the choir, above right, to depict the vital and historic role of music in the life of the church. At the top is the logo and theme for the 200th Anniversary, which was celebrated in 1989-1990. Counter clockwise: low-cost housing developed by Sheldon Oak Central. Pastoral Staff: Director of Christian Education, the Rev. Angelique Walker-Smith; Senior Pastor, the Rev. Richard Keach; and the Rev. Curtis Hoffman, who served as Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor. Church Academy, over 20 years in this building, updates its office equipment to include computers and word processors.

Panel9-smallAt lower left, the noontime music series, "Lunch 'n' Liszt" is featured. Lois and Hal Harmon are both dedicated Baptist leaders. Lois served as church moderator from 1983-1989. Hal has also served in that position, and is the church moderator now in 1995. Associate Pastor Hopeton Scott (1987-1995) and a member are depicted in the Crosswinds Shoppe which opened in 1981 with crafts for sale from developing third world countries. Over 100 day care children are in the building every weekday. Telethons are used in the calling and caring program for all church members. The Hispanic congregation at Central was growing. Shown is a trip to Puerto Rico taken by young people from both congregations. Top right is an artist's sketch of a building planned for the development of the parking lot behind the church building. All of the pictures are framed by the lovely arch in front of the Central Baptist Church sanctuary, which was rededicated in 1989.

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