ABOUT FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
Friendship Baptist Church stands as a beacon of faith in North Carolina. We are a place of prayer, peace and joy to all who join us. Our community is richly diverse, with people of different ages and backgrounds coming together to worship and serve together. We welcome all individuals seeking God’s love and our doors are open to every soul seeking to welcome Jesus into their heart.
Purpose and Culture
Friendship Baptist Church has a long, proud history of serving the community of North Carolina. Through the dedication of our pastor, leadership, and members, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. We are open to worshipers of all ages and backgrounds, and strive to lead all who worship with us towards a deeper love for God.
In the early 1930’s relatives and friends who had relocated to Lexington, NC began to gather for worship. They wanted to deepen the lives of others in their faith by teaching Christian and moral values through words and deeds. Following a call to commitment and support, these individuals began to meet, organize, and build Friendship Baptist Church on November 2, 1941. The church, a white clapboard frame structure was built on one acre of land on the east side of Pugh Street in Lexington, NC and was completed in February 1942. The Reverend Thomas Leverett was installed as the first pastor.