Mother Craft's vision became a reality. On Easter Sunday in 1981, Mt Carmel held service in it's new sanctuary at 1528 Old Leonard Avenue. Mother Craft never lost faith in God's word and saved and collected tax stamps to turn into the State for cash to help finance the building of the new church. Mt. Carmel was able to purchase the corner lot for less than market value from Ashland who was able to benefit from the transaction via a tax write off.
As we look back to our humble beginnings, we can say with truth, “Look Where He Brought Us From.” To God Be the Glory! The new building could seat many more and had a basement with a kitchen. Mother Craft's family remained by her side working for the Lord until her passing on February 4, 1982. Before she passed, she made her daughter, Elder Pauline Walker, promise to keep the church doors open.