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. About Our Church 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 nurture 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. Our Vision Statement Our Pastor Reverend Dr. J. Michael Little [under construction] Pastor Little is widely recognized for his powerful sermons that inspire, exhort, encourage and empower. Please contact the church regarding speaking invitations. Pastor Little prayerfully considers all invitations.