On June 2, 1985, Reverend Donald O. Clay, Jr. of Ohio accepted the challenge and became our seventh pastor.
Many Bible study classes were started.
A second van was purchased to provide transportation for the elderly.
also rewrote the Church Constitution.
An active expansion drive was instituted almost immediately under the direction of an Expansion Committee appointed by Reverend Clay
Pastor Clay appointed Rev. Charles Young the Minister to the Young Adults.
activated the Mass Choir and revised the new member classes.
Reverend Clay, Jr.
who was a young man, brought with him ambition and drive towards the up building and expanding of God's Kingdom.
Hence, "The Commencement of a Vision", an expanded facility and our new church, began with the groundbreaking ceremony on July 30, 1989.
On January 20, 1991, the final worship service was conducted in the old church.
This was followed by a formal, processional march into the new facility on January 27, 1991.
The featured scripture for that glorious morning was Joel 2:28: "your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions;".
The cornerstone was dedicated on February 3, 1991 with March 10, 1991 being the celebrated date for the Dedication Ceremony at the new Mount Ararat Baptist Church, a blessed event for our Church Family.
Reverend Donald O. Clay, Jr. was pastor from June 2, 1985 to April 17, 1994.