On March 22, 1967, Al G. Price was called as the church’s second pastor. On April 30, 1968, FBC purchased the first 5.5 acres of the property on which the church stands today. Bonds for the initial construction of the new church, valued at $125,000, were sold in just ten days! The new building had a 340-seat sanctuary, twelve classrooms, a pastor’s study, an office, a baptistry, and three restrooms. The first service in the new church building was held on February 23, 1969, with Dr. W. Jack Hudson as speaker.
In June of 1969, the church purchased its first parsonage, just down the road from the new building. By September of 1969, membership had grown to over two hundred. On February 1, 1970, Rev. R. E. Peterson joined the staff as FBC’s first Assistant Pastor. Later that year, Mrs. Peterson, his wife, became the teacher of the first kindergarten class of Friendship Christian School.