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CHURCH LEADERSHIP

The commitment of the staff and leadership at Friendship Baptist Church is at the heart of what makes us a living, thriving church. We are dedicated to serving the community and strengthening the impact of our church on people’s lives.

Pastor Representative Amos L. Quick, III

Pastor Amos L. Quick III has spent his entire life living in North Carolina, and most of it in Greensboro. He was born and raised in Greensboro, the oldest child of three raised by his mother, Juanita. Pastor Quick was educated at James B. Dudley High School; the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Psychology); and 

Andersonville Theological Seminary (Ministry). He currently serves as Pastor Friendship Baptist Church in Lexington, NC. Prior to this, he served for 10 years as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in High Point, NC. He is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Pastor Quick has an extensive history in youth development work and has served as the Executive Director of  The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro; a family advocate for Guilford Child Development; a program coordinator for the Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro; and, the founder of the Martin Luther King,  Jr. Violence Prevention Program aimed at teaching youth mediation skills to prevent violence. He has also served as a radio personality on both WJMH and WQMG radio stations, and as the community affairs director for the local affiliate of Entercom Broadcasting.
 
Pastor Quick was elected to the Guilford County Board of Education in 2004. In 2005, he was chosen by his peers to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Education – a post he would hold for eleven years until the end of his tenure on the school Board. Pastor Quick was re-elected to the Guilford County Board of Education in 2008 and 2012, both times running without opposition.

Pastor Quick ran for the Fifty-Eighth District seat in the North Carolina House in 2016. His years of hard work and his proven leadership ability led him to win the Democratic primary. He went on to win the general election, and was sworn in to the seat in January, 2017. Pastor Quick was re-elected to serve District 58 in the NC House and was sworn in for his 4th term in January, 2023.

While in the State House, Pastor Quick has been blessed to climb the leadership ladder. He was elected Vice-Chair of his Freshman class, and was chosen to serve as a Democratic Whip in 2019 and 2021. In addition to loving his ministry at Friendship Baptist Church, and his work for North Carolina families in the State House, Pastor Quick absolutely loves being the father to the two best daughters a father could have, and two sons-in-law who are outstanding men - Jasmine Miller (Marcus) and Raven Currie (Jonathan). However, the absolute loves of his life are his grandson, “MJ” and his granddaughter, Amayah, who he calls "Li'l Honey". 
 
Guiding Pastor Quick in all that he does is the assurance found in his favorite scripture, Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing, that HE who has begun a good work in you will see it through until the day of JESUS CHRIST.”

Associate Ministers

Barbara "BJ" Williams
Aaron Rushing
Sherri Rushing

Deacon Board

Maurice Mosley
Robert Craven
Fred Holt
Everett Baldwin

Trustee Board

L. Charles Powell
Anthony Jenkins
Gwen Elam
Everette Baldwin
Willie Joe Wiley, Jr. (not pictured)
 

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