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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is a gathering of Christians located in Fort Myers, Florida
"If you get tired while racing against people, how can you race against horses? If you stumble in a country that is safe, what will you do in the thick thornbushes along the Jordan River? Even your own brothers and members of your own family are making plans against you. They are crying out against you. Don't trust them, even when they say nice things about you." (Jeremiah 13:5-7 New Century Version).
The life of a prophet is not easy. Prophets are called by God to be witnesses before the people. Prophets are called to denunciate. They boldly state that the present situations are not pleasing to God. Prophets annunciate. They express future possibilities in the lives of the people. Prophets both speak and act. Prophets stand in the gap for the people and intercede with God.
This was the job of Jeremiah, the weeping prophet. His family and friends turned against him, yet he had to continue to minister to them. He often complained to God. Life was too hard. God listened to Jeremiah's whining and patiently told him that life is hard, but it can always become more difficult. He asked the prophet, "If you are having problems with little things in the normal flow of life, what will you do with big problems, like sickness, job loss, or relationship problems? If you are having problems standing for Me when people say they do not like you, what will you do when they say they hate you, treating you like you are nothing?"
How can we ever work through tragedy if we wimp out at the first sign of trouble? If we are unable to stand the pressure of day-to-day occurrences, what happens when some seek to kill us or we face death? Think about this: God who calls us to service from our mother's womb, also leads us to stand in the gap even when we are afraid or do not feel appreciated. Amen! and Amen! (Dr. Teresa Fry Brown)
This website is designed to give you information about our church, our members (see our Ministry Organizations, Calendar, History, Photos and Special Events Gallery) and our Staff as well as provide you with information on how to contact us.
We want to meet you where you are and hopefully help you grow in a meaningful relationship with God, through Jesus. We are people who struggle and hurt as we face the daily pressures of life. We are also people who are experiencing the life and joy of Jesus Christ in our daily lives. We would like nothing more than to have you join us as we seek, learn, and grow together in our spiritual walk with God.
Whether you're seeking God, curious about our fellowship, or attend our worship regularly, there's something for you here. Our church exists to minister to the real needs of people with the authentic love of Jesus Christ! We invite you to experience the genuine worship, encouraging messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that are a part of our community. We hope you will come to worship study and celebrate with us often. And, if you do not have a church home, we would be honored to have you consider becoming a part of our fellowship (see Our Invitation to You, and, Here's Hope for You).
If you're already a member of our church, we hope you'll take advantage of some of the resources and tools available to you on our website. In addition, information about ministries, worship times and community events can also be found here. Our hope is that our website will be one of many ways you stay connected to our church community.
Thank You for Visiting Us Online
We're so glad that you've taken time to visit our website and hope you'll take the next step and become personally acquainted with our church family. We invite you to visit us at 2030 Palm Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida and consider attending a worship service. If you have any questions or need help in any way, or you find a mistake on the website, please feel free to contact us through E-mail or our contact form. You can also call us at: 239-334-1557. We look forward to seeing you soon.