The Mission of the Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church is to be a church that God is calling for in these last and evil
Our Method is to carry out the great
commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18-20.
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth: Go ye therefore, and teach
all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded
you: and, lo I am with you always even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Our Motive is to let the “Bright light in us
shine in a dark world” Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that
they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is heaven.”
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
ministries are formed to meet the needs of the whole man through a three-fold
priority of the church which is to :
- EXALT THE SAVIOR with a well-balanced
ministry of exciting praise and worship “...That in everything he might have
supremacy” (Colossians 1:18)
- EQUIP THE SAINT through genuine Christian
fellowship, and sound biblical teaching “To prepare God’s people for the works
of service” (Ephesians 4:12)
- EVANGELIZE THE SINNER through outreach of the
lost “You will be my witness... to the lost of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
The Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church was organized in 1948 under the leadership of Reverend P. R.
In June 1948, we moved to our
10th Street location and Reverend E. L. McCann became our Pastor. During his
tenure, a new building was erected.
In June 1957, Reverend John
W. Wright became our Pastor. Under his leadership, we were blessed with great
growth both spiritually and numerically. We entered our 7214 10th Street
building and many ministries were implemented. Pastor Wright served faithfully
until October 1991 when he retired due to illness.
Reverend John F. Payne, Sr.
served as pastor from June of 1992 until October 2017. During Rev. Payne’s
tenure, our membership grew to over 900 members, and there was the expansion of our
deacon, trustee and ministerial ministries. Also, a new Child Development Center was opened in
March 2007 and our new Family Life Center was completed in 2013. We are thankful
for the accomplishments that God allowed our ministry under his
Reverend Corey Brown served as pastor from January 2019 to December 2022.