Rev. J.J. Abney, Pastor, 1960-1963

In January of 1960 Reverend J.J. Abney was installed. During his administration two more properties were purchased, and 506 P Street property was put to use as an educational unit. That property housed the first Vacation Bible School. Rev. Abney was a man of education for the children. He also established the Youth Department and the Board of Christian Education. Due to illness, Pastor Abney resigned in 1963 and returned to his home in Florence, SC where he served as the Dean of the School of Religion at Morris College.