Reprinted from "100 Years at Pleasant View Church
Rev. Paul E. Myers, his wife, and three children accepted the call from Pleasant View Church in May 1973 coming from Maryland where they had been for five and one half years.
In 1973 a new Baldwin organ was installed replacing the old organ. A gift from the late Ruby Coffin, her brothers and sisters, as well as individuals who gave in memory of loved ones made the organ a reality. It was dedicated in 1974.
In October 1973 the Pastor's study was moved out of the house into the church at which time a telephone was added to the church and Fellowship Building.
In 1974 the basement of the church was completely renovated allowing us to bring all the Sunday School classes out of the Fellowship Building, using it only for fellowship activities. New lighting, new walls, new electrical rewiring, new classrooms with sliding doors, and the floor was completely recarpeted. All electrical wiring labor was donated by Mickey Schmenk and the plumbing by Waldo "Buck" Richard. All other work was donated by people of the church.
On November 2, 1975 we celebrated the dedication of the newly renovated church basement and the 50th Anniversary of the present brick structure we now worship in. There were 244 persons present at the morning Worship Service to hear former pastor Rev. Edgar Petry speak on "The Commissions of Jesus". At the afternoon services was the former pastor, Rev. Rommie Moore, with his message "History from a Graveyard". The present pastor had the dedication of the church basement.
Two events of importance to our congregation was the licensing of Lon Stettler to the ministry and the consecration service for Kent, Barb, and Sunshine Cherry to the mission field for the O.M.S. in the homeland and in Ecuador. In October a mini-revival was held for Bro. Perry Prather as evangelist.
The latter part of the year saw an addition of a two car garage and laundry-utility room to the south side of the parsonage.