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 and then went on to a Christian college where I received assurance of my salvation during my junior year and began living for the Lord more fully.”

Mike has been a part of Friendship Baptist Church and Friendship Christian School since junior high. He graduated from FCS in 1985 and went on to study Bible and criminal justice in college. After college, he joined the Raleigh Police Department. During his time at Friendship, he met his wife, Kathy, and was married. Mike and Kathy have been married for over twenty-five years, and God has blessed them with two children. Their son Andrew, an FCS graduate, is now attending a Christian college with the desire to be a youth pastor. Their daughter, Jessica, is currently attending Friendship Christian School. After serving as a police officer for twenty-seven years, Mike retired and is now working at the church as the Safety and Facilities Director. He currently oversees the maintenance, cleaning crews, vehicles, facilities, IT functions, and is working on safety policies and procedures for the church and school.

When Mike is not serving at church, you may find him golfing, hunting, and driving buses.

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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.