at 5260 Vaughn Road, was established in 1950 as an outreach of First Baptist. During its early years on Cleveland Avenue the church enjoyed phenomenal growth; in 1958 it led the State in Baptisms. During the 1960s its congregation moved East and membership declined. In 1975 Ridgecrest Church made the decision to follow its members and subsequently resumed its growth. My partner, WMP, was project architect for Ridgecrest church plants on both Cleveland and Vaughn.