Almost immediately from within the church, God raised up Tom Yandell to the ministry. Pastor Tom was a computer expert and found a way to contact everyone near the church. Not only and address but also a phone number. Pastor Tom called every person on that list!
Emphasis switched from Sunday School to Vacation Bible School and until May 1999 when he retired. Pastor Tom called everyone that he could in the city of Rockford to make sure they were invited to church. No one would have an excuse.