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About Friendship Baptist Church

Friendship Baptist Church is one of the oldest congregations in the city of Pasadena, having been founded in September 1893. It was the first Negro Baptist Church in the city and for many years had the largest membership of any African-American Church. Throughout it’s history, the Church has played an important religious and civic role in Pasadena.

The Church grew and prospered under the leadership of several ministers until the 1920’s when Reverend W.H. Tillman led the members to acquire a new site and erect the present edifice. In January 1925, the Reverend W.D. Carter was called to lead the congregation spiritually and complete an ambitious building, which stands today as a monument to the heritage of Pasadena’s African-American citizens.

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Latest Sermons

Youth Pastor Keven McDaniels - May 8th.

Senior Pastor Lucious W. Smith - May 1st.

Senior Pastor Lucious W. Smith - April 24th.

Youth Pastor Keven McDaniels - April 10th.

Our mission is to create a strong intimate relationship in marriage. World Class Marriage is a program developed to teach you the 16 Pillars for couples who want more. Gain insight, tools and practical steps to reach a new level of intimacy, understanding and vitality.

We also encourage couples to work towards the ideal relationship set forth in God’s word, (Ephesians 5:33)

The mission of this ministry is to worship and serve our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, through artistic expressions in the following disciplines: music, dance, theatre & writing.

As Christians, we believe that we are called to invest in one another’s lives as we develop our own unique ministry calling, develop our gifts, and encourage one another to grow in our relationship with Christ. This Ministry uses our gifts and creative talents to Worship the Lord, serve the body of Christ and proclaim the Gospel. We take the message of Scriptures and illustrate it’s truths through various collaborated events such as: Ministry in Dance, Drama Presentations, Scripture and Dramatic readings, Workshops and Outreach. This ministry is open to all ages.

Evangelist Matthew Cathern II a dedicated man of God, loving husband, devoted family man and caring friend received Christ into his life in 1995.

He then served our country as a Medical Specialist in the U. S Army for four years. After returning home to his former local church; Hillside Tabernacle C.O.G. I. C he became interested in taking an active part in helping his community.

Freedom is being set free from bondage, demonic oppression, being freed anything that would keep you from experiencing life the way God intended you to live.

  • To Equip the Saints
  • To Empower the Believer
  • Engage the Community
  • To Enlarge our Territory
  • To Ensure Excellence
The music ministry of Friendship Baptist Church exists to focus on God, Himself.

Our goal is to build a ministry that has one desire – to worship God bringing glory to Him and not ourselves while creating an environment inspired by the Holy Spirit, leading the body of Christ into the intimate presence of the Lord.

We understand that leading in the corporate setting of praise, and worship is not merely “filling in” a part of the service or just performing music to “warm up” the congregation.

Up Coming Events

January 16, 2018

Annual Valentine’s Gala: February 17, 2018

October 20, 2017

Fall Festival: October 28, 2017

August 31, 2017

Too Blessed to be Stressed: September 16, 2017