Fifth phase 1997-2005
1997 May A new 4-story Education Building was built. In August 1999 the re-construction of the old church was finally completed to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The architect tried not maintain the original appearance of the old church, so the wooden frame of the roof was kept intact. Yet to give the aged church a stronger structure, the wooden beams and under the roof was replaced with lighter steel titles. The restricted old church was then named historic church.
In September 21 1999. an earthquake scaled 7.3 occurred in Taichung, causing 2,415 deaths and 51,711 building to collapse, but the old church was unharmed because of the elaborated renovation.