WBC 1980-1989

Presidents of the United States
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush

Pastor of Washington Baptist Church
James E. Ellenburg

The 1980’s was the decade of construction.  The parsonage was completed and dedicated at homecoming in June 1980.

A contract for a new social hall was awarded to W. Paul Jones at a cost of $95,000. This building was dedicated at homecoming in August 1981. The building was debt-free when completed.

A building to house the Youth Department and provide a conference room was completed in 1988. This building was constructed by Trehel Construction Company at a cost of $221,808.

In 1984, the church began a home mission effort by adopting a small church in Lower Burrell, PA.  This was the beginning of summer mission trips for construction, Vacation Bible Schools, and other mission activities.  Other locations were destinations in the years to follow.