Rev. W. L. Cottrell answered the call to the pastorate of the Beulah Baptist Church in February 1958. Under the dynamic, sane, visionary, and deeply spiritual ministry of Rev. Cottrell, the Beulah Church has enjoyed an unexcelled period of growth and development. The Sunday School Department continued to grow. New auxiliaries were organized, old auxiliaries were revived and expanded to meed the needs of a growing congregation. In 1963, the first step in a master building plan was begun. On February 16, 1964, the present sanctuary was dedicated; on November 30, 1975, the Mortgage Burning Ceremony for this contemporary edifice was held; soon after, the building fund for Step Two was started.
This sanctuary of contemporary design, which maintains denominational distinction after 20 years, has been enhanced with the addition of a million- dollar Family Services Center dedicated August 21, 1983. Through this “dream-made-reality” complex Beulah Church will continue to fulfill its mission to make religion a meaningful and enlightening experience.
After 53 years of dedicated service to the Beulah Baptist Church, Rev. W.L. Cottrell, Sr. retired on June 26, 2011 during our annual Family and Friends Day.