From Greenwood, we moved to Whiteland, Indiana where we rented the 2 story building on U.S. 31 that previously housed a shoe store. Up until this point, members and guests were bringing lawn chairs to the services. At this time we purchased folding chairs for the congregation. We celebrated our first year anniversary as Friendship Baptist Church in this facility. On our first year anniversary, we had 201 attendees in the church service. The service was followed by a dinner on the grounds. We continued to rent this building and build up our funds until we could afford to buy the property.