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The Friendship Baptist Church family actively serves others within our community and abroad in obedience to Jesus.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12 ESV
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” Galatians 5:13-14 ESV
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For over 40 years, Friendship Baptist Church has reached the local community through our bus ministry. We currently have four bus routes which are available to transport families and students to church every Sunday morning. Please see below a map of the area each bus route covers.
If you would like more information or to schedule a bus stop, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to connect with our Bus Director, Dylan Westbrook.
A growing ministry at Friendship Baptist Church is our children’s basketball and soccer leagues. Through these sports leagues, we teach children the fundamentals of soccer and basketball in a safe environment while displaying the love of Jesus to families in our community. This is a great opportunity to help your child build core strength, balance, coordination, and confidence while engaging with likeminded families in the community! Click the link below to follow us on Facebook.
McKemie Place is the only homeless shelter for unaccompanied women in southwest Alabama. The mission of McKemie Place is to provide a safe haven, spiritual encouragement, and access to resources that help meet the needs and promote the well-being of unaccompanied women in distress. Since 2014, Friendship Baptist Church has provided assistance to this mission by providing a meals, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies as needed. Please contact us for more information on how to support this ministry.
Mission of Hope Ministries is a residential Christian program focusing on men struggling with drug and alcohol dependency. The men that enter Mission of Hope have often reached a low point and are ready and willing to make a change in their life. On the fourth Friday of each month, we have the privilege to join the men at the Mission of Hope for a time of singing, preaching and fellowship. Our volunteers prepare and serve the men a meal following the service. Please contact us for more information on how to support this ministry.
The Grand Bay Convalescent Home is a retirement and assisted living facility, supporting our local community. Every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, a small team hosts a service at the Grand Bay Convalescent Home, leading them in a time of singing, preaching and prayer. Friendship Baptist Church also provides Christmas gifts each year for the residents at the Convalescent Home. Please contact us for more information on how to support this ministry.
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Pastor Teddy Turrentine is the President of GRACE Ministries. Since 1999, Guatemala Relief and Compassion Effort (GRACE) has worked to minister to impoverished children and their families in Guatemala by providing housing, nutrition, health care, and spiritual care that breaks the cycle of both physical and spiritual poverty. In 2018 GRACE Ministries began the process of establishing a K-12 school in Chimaltenango, Guatemala to minister to the educational needs of children who would not otherwise have any hope for quality education. As a part of the Friendship Family, you have the opportunity to engage in this ministry through prayer, by participating in mission trips to Guatemala, and by providing financial aid for construction projects as well as sponsorships for children attending the new Colegio J.E.T. school.
Also based out of Guatemala, Shining Light Abroad is run by Soy & Deidra Taylor (son-in-law and daughter of Pastor Teddy Turrentine). Their family of five made a permanent move to serve, love and disciple the people of Chimaltenango, Guatemala in 2017. God has allowed the Taylor family to use education and information technology to build relationship among the people in Guatemala. They currently serve as the directors of Colegio J.E.T. with GRACE Ministries. J.E.T. stands for Jesus and Education Transform. Shining Light Abroad Ministries feeds, loves and teaches 143 precious children on a weekly basis. Our prayer is that the children will be followers of Jesus Christ, grow in Truth, and have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.