Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Charlotte NC



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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC was organized in 1890. Forty members of First Baptist Church, located at 1021 S. Church St., withdrew their membership by letter and, under the leadership of Rev. Allen Lewis, organized a new church. Sis. Rosa Watson offered the name FRIENDSHIP, taken from the historic Friendship Baptist Church of Atlanta.

For quite a while, these 40 people met in different homes, carrying on services, until a lot was leased on S. Caldwell, and a small structure began to take form. Soon after moving into their new location, the growth of the church was so rapid that this space soon became inadequate. A new site was soon found at the corner of E. First and S. Brevard Sts. (pictured above).

In addition to Rev. Lewis, Friendship has been blessed with eleven God loving and outstanding pastors prior to Pastor Jones. During this period, the Friendship family grew and moved to our current location at 3301 Beatties Ford Rd. in July, 1970. Immediately before Pastor Jones was called to Friendship, Rev. Colemon W. Kerry, Jr. served untiringly for thirty-three years as pastor of the Friendship family. God called him from this life on Dec. 30, 1981.

In October of 1982, the church called the Rev. Dr. Clifford A. Jones, Sr. to become our thirteenth pastor. Many mission outreach programs have been established, including the Youth Opportunity University and the International Studies Program. Friendship, a tithing church, strives to serve the local community and participates in numerous foreign mission projects. Its theme for years has been: "Servants Affirming God's Word Globally."

Church Address

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
United States
Phone: 704.391.6650
Fax: 704.391.5800
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Church Pastor

Reverend Dr. Clifford A. Jones, Sr.
Reverend Dr. Clifford A. Jones, Sr.
3400 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
United States
Phone: 704.392.0392
Fax: 704.391.5800
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3400 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC
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I-85 South to Exit 37 (Beatties Ford Road). At the top of the exit ramp (at the light), turn left onto Beatties Ford Road. Continue straight on Beatties Ford Road for approximately 0.4 miles. You will see the church located on the right. Turn right onto Friendship Village Place. WELCOME!!

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Take I-85 North to exit 37 (Beatties Ford Road). At the top of the exit ramp (at the light), turn left and cross the bridge. Follow the directions above.

From Huntersville/Lake Norman area:
Take I-77 South South to exit 13B (I-85 South). Take I-85 South to Exit 37 (Beatties Ford Road). Follow the directions above.

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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Service Times

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Sunday Worship Services
7:30 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m.

Junior Worship (K-5)
7:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m.

Youth Worship (6-12)
9:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m.

Sunday School
(Beginners) 3 Years – Adult 9:30 a.m.

Bible Study
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.

Adult & Youth
Wednesday Evening, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening, 7:00 p.m.

1st & 3rd Saturday, 3:00 p.m.

2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.

Membership C.L.A.S.S. 101 - 501 Adults
C.L.A.S.S Schedule

Membership C.L.A.S.S. 101 Youth
1st Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3400 Building

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African-American Heritage Ministry
Audio-Visual Ministry
Awards/Graduate Sunday Ministry
Baptist Heritage Lecture Series
Bible Study
Black College Awareness Day (BCAD)
Boy Scouts Ministry
Brotherhood Men's Ministry
Budget/Finance Committee
Children/Youth/Parents Ministry
Children and Youth Mission Group
Choirs (Music and Arts)
Church Bulletin and Ministry Guides
Church School
Colemon W. Kerry, Jr. Scholarship
College Outreach Ministry
Cradle Roll (Child Dedication)
CUB Scouts
Culinary Ministry
Dance Ministry
Deacons' Council
Drama Ministry(Friendship Players)
Evangelism Ministry
Freedom School
Friendship Community Development Corporation
Friendship Trays
Genesis Charitable Fund
Girl Scouts Ministry
Global Health Ministry
Greeters Ministry
Hand Bells (Friendship Ringers)
H.E.A.L.S.-Finding Joy Ministry
Health & Wellness Ministry
Hearing Impaired Ministry
HIV/AIDS Ministry
Hospitality Ministry
International Children's Outreach Ministry
Instrumental Ensemble
Junior Worship Ministry
Literary Club
Marizetta Kerry Child Development Center
Marriage Enrichment Ministry
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Ministers Support Group
New Perspective Ministry
Nomination Committee
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Philip and Phoebe Ministry
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Praying Disciples
Quilting Guild Ministry
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Security Ministry
Senior Citizens Ministry
Spiritual Development Workshop
Spiritual Guidance
Social Justice Ministry
Trustees' Council
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Ushers' Ministry
Vacation Bible School-FMBC
Vacation Bible School-Jamaica
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Walk Team Ministry (See Health & Wellness)
Wedding Ministry
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