Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Lester Boyd, Pastor
 

   

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Our Mission


The purpose of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is the same as set forth in the teachings of Jesus Christ as they are found in the New Testament. To name a part of that purpose, we list some of those teachings:

To seek and to lead to Jesus Christ those who are lost.

To maintain public worship of God for the purpose of Christian, religious nurture and growth.

To promote the study and practice of Christian living as revealed and taught in the Bible.

 

To promote and advance the cause of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom in this City and around the world.

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Our History
The Organization And Growth Of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Reverend John I. Mumford (who was a member of New Bethel at the time) moved by the Holy Spirit, felt the need of church in lower Boston Cottage. He called together a group of friends and former members of New Bethel and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Churches and presented his plans. They were pleased with the prospect of having a church in their immediate community and diligently set out to help Rev. Mumford in his plans for organization. Some of the pioneers were C.B. Jones, W.M. Skinner, Vi Skinner, Wade Friday and wife Minnie Mumford, Charlie Glenn, Nora Glenn, Charity Logan, Mag Davis, Emma Robinson, J.P. Robinson, Bertha Turner, Marshall Turner, Deacon West, Hester West, Charlie and Vi Branson, Florence King and Vera Booe.

At that time, vacant buildings were scarce but after a short while Rev. Mumford was able to secure a worship place, a small building that had once been a two room dwelling. Joyously, the new members went to their new worship place that the Pastor named Friendship Baptist Church (located on Cherry Street). The membership at Friendship grew rapidly  and again the group found themselves faced with the problem of an adequate place for worship. Therefore, hoping for better conditions, they set out to build a sanctuary for their growing congregation.  

Literally, the Pastor, members and hired laborers worked shoulder to shoulder and put up the frame structure. In digging the basement for the church, Rev. Mumford persuaded a number of little boys to help him.  With borrowed wheelbarrows they rolled the dirt away and drank lemonade for their pay. As the building was nearing completion, Rev. Mumford worked on making pews for the new church. He worked night and day until he made sufficient pews for the main auditorium and the basement.  Finally, situated in the new building, with a seating capacity of 300, the Pastor and members took fresh courage and labored to broaden their church program.

1915-1926   Rev. John I. Mumford became the first Pastor of Friendship
     
1926-1932   Rev. Elijah Graham became the second Pastor of Friendship
     
1933-1938   Rev. James Samuel Reid became the third Pastor of Friendship
     
1938-1947   Rev. Thomas Kilgore became the fourth Pastor of Friendship
     
1947-1953   Rev. Howard Wesley Wiley Sr. became the fifth Pastor of Friendship
     
1954-1961   Dr. W. Franklin Stokes II became the sixth Pastor of Friendship
     
1962-2005   Rev. Seal Esau Tyndall became the seventh Pastor of Friendship
     
1994   Under the direction of Rev. Seal Tyndall, the church moved into its new sanctuary which the congregation worships in today.
     
2007-2013   Rev. Stacy L. Frazier was elected as the eighth Pastor of Friendship
     
May 2013   Under the direction of Rev. Stacey L. Frazier, the church paid off the sanctuary's mortgage in full.
     
June 2014   Reverend Dr. Lester Boyd became the ninth Pastor of Friendship.

Meet Our Leaders...


Reverend Dr. Lester Boyd, Pastor

 Associate Ministers / Official Board / Ministries

Reverend Gilbert Banks, Sr.
Reverend Lawrence Carvana Sr.
Reverend Kevin Gibson
Reverend Kamal Holley
Reverend Lizzie James
Reverend Robert L. Moore, Sr.
Reverend Richard Morning


Deacons

James Dixon
Chairman

Alvester Barren
Robert Barren Sr
Barrie Buey
Nathaniel Davis
William Debnam
Al Duckett
James Griffin Sr
Mark Griffin
Tony Love
James McMillan
Michael Phillips
Roy Rector
Eugene Roseboro
William Rice
Tony Tanner
Purnell Tanner Sr


Trustees

Purnell Tanner
Chairman


Timothy Matthews
Asst. Chairman


Aaron Jarrett Sr
Treasurer

Elois Duncan
Julius Goodson
Mannie Hardin
Eugene Roseboro
Robin M. Watson

Administration

Robin M. Watson
Brittany Watson


BTU

James Griffin


Cathedral Choir

Mildred Griffin


Church Bulletin

Robin M. Watson


Crisis Control

Robbie Allen


Culinary Comm.

Shirley Davis


Custodial Services

Tony Tanner
Curtis Southerland


Deaconess

Viola Roseboro


Education & Scholarships

Lundon Sims


Future Leaders Assn. (FLA)

Tierra Wilson


Health & Wellness

Deborah Roseboro


Junior Ushers

Brenda PauPaw


Liturgical Ministry

Charlene Roseboro


Marketing

Ginger Baker
Tishara McLendon

Mass Choir

Tam Wilson



Missionary Dept.

Ether Joe


Music Ministry

Rev. Kevin Gibson


Nursery

Sharon Boyd


Outreach Ministry

Rev. Gilbert Banks


Praise Team & Voice of Judah

Robert Poteat

Seniors Ministry

Vera Williams & Family



Seniors Nurses

Alberta Duncan


Senior Ushers

Curtis Smith



Ship/Fitness

Lisa Wilson



Spiritual Choir

TBD


Sunday School

Robin Mouzon

Vacation Bible School

Robin Mouzon

Women's Council

Mildred Griffin

Van Ministry

Tony Tanner

 

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