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Our History

On October 17, 1945, Friendship Baptist Church was organized in the home of Brother & Sister William Moore on East Monument Street with forty-two faithful saints forming the new Body of Believers. A few days later on October 21, 1945, Friendship held its first worship service in a hall on West Colorado Avenue with the Reverend J.W. Quinn delivering the Word of God. From that day forward, by God's Grace, Friendship Baptist Church had been on the move! On January 20, 1947, the church building was started and in 1962 a new church was erected and dedicated.

The Reverend C.A. Miller was the first pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Serving God and the people for four years. Following Reverend Miller, the Reverend J.E. Eatmon, served as pastor from January 1950 until his death on November 19, 1956. Between 1956 and 1965, God placed His great servant, Rev. El Ray Johnson in the pastorate of the Friendship Baptist Church. Rev. Johnson faithfully served Friendship for twenty-seven (27) years before retirement in December 1992.
Following the Retirement of Rev. Johnson, Rev. Sandy Ray Fields, Rev. Erie D. Fields and Rev. Henry F. Johnson (Interim), server the Friendship Baptist Church as pastor. On Wednesday, June 23, 2004, after a season of much prayer, the people of Friendship Baptist Church confirmed God's call to the Rev. Clarence W. Davis to Shepherd the People known as the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Davis mounted the pulpit for the first time, as pastor, on August 8, 2004. He Resigned March, 2013.


On November 13, 2016 Reverend Kevin C. Anderson mounted the pulpit as Pastor of Friendship Baptist Fellowship. Pastor Anderson is a true man of God who believes and knows personally that we truly serve an amazing God, thus his saying of "Amaze Me In All Things" is a true representation of our Sovereign Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
By the power of God, Friendship Baptist Church has endured through times of great challenge and change, to the glory of God. Today, Friendship is a progressive, activist church, reaching beyond the walls of the church; and, into the community through civic, social and political engagement.


The main focus, of Friendship, continues to be the preaching of the Gospel, the teaching of the Word and ministering to the lost, the hurting the wounded and all who are seeking God, or seeking to grow deeper in their faith-journey with God.

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