About Our Church

The Friendship Baptist Church was organized in 1875 and was first known as the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. Reverend R.S. Laws (1875-1891), was the first pastor and served for 16 years. Today, Friendship Baptist Church is pastored by Reverend Dr. J. Michael Little. His powerful sermons inspire, exhort, encourage, and empower God’s people to lead sanctified lives with the aid of the Holy Spirit.

Our Vision Statement:

Friendship is a growing community of faith where Christ is worshiped and celebrated, people are loved and empowered, and everyone is accepted. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we are boldly striving to live as God’s people and experience a new thing on the earth. As a center of prophetic preaching and dynamic teaching, our ministries include rich and meaningful worship, care and education that nuture the mind, body and spirit, and engagement of our community for the purpose of justice and reconciliation. It is our fervent intention that Christ will be glorified, and all who enter will be transformed into his image.

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Come and experience the Word of God in a loving atmosphere with a family like fellowship of Believers. Join Friendship Baptist Church and learn more about the ministry of Friendship Baptist Church.

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Reverend Dr. J. Michael Little

Pastor Little envisions a church that engages the world in a spirit of hope and renewal. He is passionate about “community building”, finding ways in which people can relate lovingly together and seek each other’s mutual benefit.

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Sunday Worship

  • Sunrise Prayer Service

    8:00 a.m.

  • Baptismal Service
    (every 3rd Sunday)

    8:30 a.m.

  • Sunday School

    9:30 a.m.

  • New Members Orientation

    9:30 a.m.

  • Children's Church

    10:45 a.m.

  • Worship Service

    11:00 a.m.

  • Youth Sunday
    (every 2nd Sunday)

    11:00 a.m.

  • Holy Communion
    (every 3rd Sunday)

    11:00 a.m.


Schedule of Services

  • Tuesday
  • Promised Land Living Bible Study

    7:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday
  • Food and Fellowship Ministry

    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 PM

  • Thursday
  • Praise and Prayer Service

    12:00 p.m.

  • Friday
  • Bible Study

    6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday
  • Bible Study

    10:30 a.m.