Historical Highlights 1875 – Present

From Virginia Avenue Baptist to Friendship Baptist Church

  • Reverend R.S. Laws (1875-1891)
    The Friendship Baptist Church was organized in 1875 and was first known as the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church. Reverend R.S. Laws, was the first pastor and served for sixteen years.
  • Reverend W.H. Scott (1891-1892)
  • Reverend J.T. Clark (1892)
  • Reverend A.W. Shields (1892-1896)
  • Reverend Alexander A. Wilbanks (1896-1915)
  • Reverend Jerry Fields (1917-1918)
  • Reverend D.Y. Campbell (1922-1926)
  • Reverend Benjamin H. Whiting (1927-1980)
  • Reverend William Henry Montgomery (1981-1993)
  • Reverend Dr. G. Martin Young (1996-1998)
  • Reverend Milton A. Covington (1999-2002)
  • Reverend Dr. Chester A. McDonald, Sr. (2002-2003)
  • Reverend J. Michael Little (2003-Present)
 

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.

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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.