Eric Tasman

“I was born in Chicago, Illinois. My Father was a Turkish national, so we lived in Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey, for the first eight years of my life. I then moved to Mansfield, Ohio, with my mother and consider that my hometown. I had the privilege of serving as a cook in the United States […]

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Jim Bovard

“My father was the director of a mission board, he led me to the Lord at the age of six. I went on many mission trips with my parents and was taught that you are either a missionary or you are a mission field. I always knew that I would be in full-time Christian service, […]

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Michael Peterson

“I grew up as a ‘preacher’s kid,’ so I was always around church and things of the Lord. God had been dealing with my heart, and at age six, I accepted Christ as my Savior when a missionary staying at our house led me to the Lord after a service. I attended a Christian school […]

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Melody Abraham

“I grew up in a Christian home with wonderful, godly parents. When I was five years old I realized my need for salvation and asked Christ to forgive me of my sins. I have not been a perfect Christian since then–far from it, in fact–but I’m thankful for a merciful and loving God who is […]

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Heather Jones

“From a young age, I was taught the importance of humble and faithful service as I watched my parents in our small church in Peekskill, New York. At the age of six, I prayed with my Junior church teacher. I don’t remember much about that prayer, but I do remember spending the next fifteen years […]

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Laurinda Clark

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.” (Lam. 3:22-23) It is by God’s love and mercy that I’ve been allowed in a Christ-loving home and Christian schooling throughout my life.  From an early age, I knew that […]

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Melanie Vradenburgh

“I’m so grateful that the Lord graciously placed me in a Christian home where I was surrounded by the message of the Gospel! At the age of 5 I understood that I was born a sinner and needed a Savior, so I told my parents that I wanted to ask Jesus into my heart. With them […]

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Kelly DeAngelo

“I came to know Christ as my personal Savior when I was a senior in high school after learning of and accepting the simple gift of salvation found in Jesus Christ alone. I knew at that point, something was different. I experienced the truth of 2 Corinthians 5:17 in that the “old things passed away […]

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Diane Braswell

“Having grown up in a Christian home, I was aware of my need of salvation from a young age; however, the message of salvation became real to me during a week of summer camp when I was eight years old, and it was then that I called on the Lord as my personal Savior. I […]

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Roy Wiggins

“I grew up in a Christian home and was involved in church from an early age. When I was six, I realized I was a sinner on my way to hell and asked Christ to save me. While I knew I needed Christ and tried to live for Him, I did not understand what His […]

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About Friendship Baptist Church

Our purpose is to make much of our Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel through the preaching of His Word and the making of disciples. At Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) we teach the Bible in order to facilitate spiritual growth in all of God’s people and to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship. God has graciously used Friendship to further His work both locally and across the globe since 1965.