The church voted in February 1974, to buy a mission site north of Edmond on Waterloo Road, a short distance east of Coltrane on the south side of the road. The mission project was launched with a Brotherhood-sponsored tent revival in June 1974. By November, Richard Wagnon became the supply preacher.
As our church grew, the church voted on October 22, 1975, to purchase the Nazarene Church building, on the corner of Boulevard and Littler, to lessen the space problem. The newly renamed Ramay Chapel opened the first Sunday in August; it housed four Sunday School departments.
But mission work was not ignored. The church borrowed $115,000 for a new building for the Waterloo Baptist Mission. Groundbreaking happened on October 12, 1975.
The biggest step of the 1980’s came on December 1984, when the church purchased 29 acres of land on the corner of 33rd Street and Bryant, as the future site for our new church building.
In April of 1984, Rev. Stockwell announced his plans to retire on April 15, after sixteen years as pastor and forty years as a minister. Church members voted to keep him on the payroll for the few remaining years until he could retire at age 65. This was to allow him to follow a home missionary ministry to small churches, mainly in northwest Oklahoma.
The long search for a minister ended in May 1985. Dr. R. Alan Day came May 9 with his wife, Alice and four children: Charis, Cheyne, Richard and Aaron in response to a call as pastor.
Dr. Day has emphasized and encouraged the church in special mission efforts. The missions committee of our church, chaired by Dr. Ron Paddack led in the establishment of a mission in Denver, Colorado. The Morning Star Baptist Mission had 126 in attendance with 7 baptisms on March 11, 1990.
The young people of the Edmond's First Baptist continue to serve as missionaries in the summer. They have gone to Colorado, California, Georgia, Seattle and have gone two years to Indiana to help churches. We continue to expand the Mission Program under the leadership of Dr. Alan Day with increased giving program and going on mission trips to Brazil, Mexico, China, Malawi and Russia.
In July 1986, church members voted to relocate the church to the land on 33rd and Bryant. They kicked off a long campaign to raise money to make the change, while remaining in the top ten in the state in giving through the Cooperative Program and number one in per capita giving to missions.
The biggest step in easing the space shortage came in November 1989 when the church voted to start construction on a 6.76 million dollar building complex. Groundbreaking was scheduled for the 100th anniversary of the church. The new church at 33rd and Bryant under the leadership of Dr. Alan Day and Jack Kimbler, Building Chairman, was dedicated on May 5, 1993.
During Dr. Day's leadership, Edmond's First Baptist Church was consistently among the leaders in mission giving in the Southern Baptist Convention. In February, 2011, Dr. Day passed away following a motorcycle accident.
In October 2012, the church voted to call Blake Gideon as Senior Pastor, along with his wife, Kelly and children, Seth, Matthew, Caleb, and Ashlyn.