About Us

The Mission of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is to be a church that God is calling for in these last and evil days.

About Us

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)

Our History

The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1948 under the leadership of Reverend P. R. Dortch.

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 leadership.

 Reverend Corey Brown served as pastor from January 2019 to December 2022.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
545 Cody Rd. | Mobile, AL 36608