Larry Welsh, Pastor of Congregational Care
Maria Perez, Administrator
Mike Hughes, Community Chaplain
Our Board of Elders meet on a regular basis to pray for our church and community and provide guidance to our church.
What is your favourite book in the Bible? Ecclesiastes. To me it seems to be written for the average working man. 3:24 states that “A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God for without Him, who can eat or find enjoyment.”
Favorite verses (sections):
1. I Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.” Satan is real, he does tempt us and many good Christians have had their ministry destroyed by giving into temptations.
2. II Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show his might in behalf of those whose heart is blameless toward him.” Christ is real and he intervenes on our behalf and blesses us in many ways both on earth, and in eternity to come.
How long have you been at Friendship Baptist Church? More than 20 years
What do you do for work? RETIRED
What are your top hobbies/interests: Boating, Gardening
What is your top desire for Christians: To delve into and understand God’s Word. It gives us insight into who God is, His personality. His desires for us and the life we should be living.
What is your favourite book of the bible? Acts. Reason for this is because I see that God, man, and issues that I experience on a day to day basis come together.
What is your life verse? Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
How long have your been at FBC? My wife and I started attending January 1992.
What do you do for a living? I am a full-time volunteer in various ministries in the Tri-cities. Causal, part-time renovation contractor.
What are your favourite movies? Comedy - Blazing Saddles; Action/adventure - Saving Private Ryan; Fantasy - Lord of the Rings; Drama - Mr Holland's Opus; Chick flick - Blue Crush; Overall favourite - Star Wars New Hope
What is your favourite book in the Bible? The book of Romans
Favorite verses (sections): Ephesians 1:3-14 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
Romans: 8:28-39 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Col 1:13-29 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
How long have you been at Friendship Baptist Church? Since 1994
What do you do for work? Telecommunications, various engineering roles since 1980
What is your favourite movie? The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies
What are your top hobbies/interests: Reading, theology, woodworking
What is your top desire for Christians: Seeing any of Paul’s prayers for believers (Col, Phil, Eph) answered.
Service on Sundays at 10:00 AM.
Community dinner on Sundays from 4:00-5:30 PM followed by fellowship time at 5:30-7:00 PM.