Reverend Spurgeon E. Crayton became our next pastor on June 10, 1962, at a time when the congregation was ready to build a new church. Ground breaking ceremonies for the new church, Holy Trinity‘s second, were on July 29, 1962. The lower level, which had permanent heat, a baptismal pool, a modern kitchen, a choir room, an auditorium and a pastor’s study, was completed on October 1, 1962. Worship services were conducted on the lower level while construction was on-going and until the entire church was complete.
The newly built church was completed on April 3, 1965. The dedication service was held on April 4, 1965 with Reverend R. D. Brown delivering the dedication sermon. The Cornerstone Laying Services followed one year later on April 3, 1966. In celebration of liquidating the mortgage and the burning of the papers, Sunday, October 27, 1974, was declared “Holy Trinity Baptist Church Day” in Babylon Township.
In 1985, under the leadership of Reverend Crayton, we were blessed to purchase the Church Annex. We became life members of the NAACP. Some auxiliaries organized under his pastorate were: Junior Deacons and Deaconesses, Sunbeam Choir, Inspirational Youth Ensemble, Scholarship Educational Assistance Committee and the Dramatic Guild.
July 24, 1988, Reverend Johnny D. Turner became the pastor. In 1989, under his leadership, stained glass windows were installed. Also under his leadership, a new copy machine was purchased and a computer system installed; the New Members class, the Board of Christian Education and the Bus Ministry were started. Reverend Turner would serve as pastor until January 1990.
November 1, 1992, Reverend Dr. Robert D. Abbott succeeded Reverend Turner as pastor. There were several improvements and renovations made under Dr. Abbott’s leadership. The pulpit and choir stands were enlarged. New railings were installed, the pews were reupholstered and the installation of the cross in the pulpit. We also installed a central air conditioning unit, a ramp for handicap access and a Public Announcement system. Two vans and a piano were purchased.
In 1995, we had the liquidation of the mortgage on the church annex. In 1997, during a ceremony that included town, church and community officials, Albany Avenue was renamed Major Braxton Memorial Avenue. In August 1998, Holy Trinity Baptist Church purchased a parsonage.