PCM History: The 1980's
The same spirit and dedication experienced during the late 1970's continued into the 80's. The courtyard was completed in 1980, the bell tower was erected in 1982, and the final addition of the classroom wing, offices, music room, bride's room, groom's room and the apartment were dedicated in September, 1986.
Sandwiched in this period was our 20th Anniversary, April 25, 1985. Organizing pastor Bob Ware and his wife Pauline returned to share in the celebration. How things have changed over the years. "The God of Heaven will prosper us: therefore we His servants will arise and build." (Nehemiah 2:20)
Rev. Keith Cook's service to PCM spanned nearly two decades and included a nine-month sabbatical from July 1988 to May 1989. Under his leadership we completed our building projects, membership increased to an all-time high of 717, and we matured as a congregation serious about worship, Christian Education, and mission. PCM grew to become an active and engaged family whose ministry was supported by a strong lay leadership. Rev. Cook would end his ministry at PCM at the end of 1989.
Three associate pastors supported PCM's ministry during this time period: Rev. Mary Hansen, Rev. Gale Prentice and Rev. Saunda (King) Thomas. Two notable events of the time were the ordination of Rev. Keith Cook's son, Paul, in 1988 and the courtyard marriage of associate pastor Saunda King to Steven Thomas in 1989.