In a special business meeting on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10:00 am at Takoma Park Community Center, First Baptist Church voted unanimously to proceed with Phase I of the building plan. Phase II, which will include the sanctuary and part of the Educational building, will be delayed. Final contracts have been signed, and actual construction of the foundation has begun. Demolition is complete, and excavation is finishing. The church has obtained a construction loan and mortgage, and interest payments have begun. The three congregations that are members of the federation have pledged enough money to support the mortgage payments.