Welcome !

pastorPastor Billy G. Russell is Senior Pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN since December 2001.

Pastor Russell has been blessed and guided by the Holy Spirit to move the physical location of the church from a smaller location to a facility with a sanctuary which seats more than 600 congregants, multiple classrooms, larger kitchen, and multipurpose rooms, and that houses a K-6 charter school with an average of 125 students.

Pastor Russell’s vision, “winning the world for Christ, with love,” is practiced by the Greater Friendship MBC congregation. Under the leadership of Pastor Russell, Greater Friendship MBC “do church” instead of simply “going to church” by partnering with community organizations, other ministries, student tutoring programs, and with Project Recovery and Re-Entry programs.    more »»

About Us

Friendship Strong Worship Services will be streaming on Sundays on Facebook.
– 8:30am: Sunday School
– 9:30am: Service

For Facebook live streaming, go to:

We’ll also have recordings on DVD upon request and available for viewing on our YouTube website

Prayer Service will be hosted in virtual conference:
JOIN HERE for the virtual conference Weekdays from 7 am – 8 am CT.

Bible Study will be hosted in virtual conference:
JOIN HERE for the virtual conference Mondays from 7 pm – 8 pm CT.

JOIN HERE for the virtual conference Wednesdays from 10 am – 11 am CT.

Thanks for your patience, as we navigate through these times while putting our faith first in the LORD.

» Spread a passion for supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all people
» Be a light to the world through its fulfillment of the great commission
» Empower God’s people
» Evangelize disciples and equip them for serving Christ, His kingdom, and His church
» We Value God’s Word as True (II Timothy 3:16)
» We Value a Church that Serves (James 2:15-16)
» We Value Effective Soul-Winning (Matthew 9:37)
» We Value a Spirit-Filled Church (Ephesians 5:18)
» We Value Christ Exalting Worship (Colossians 1:18)
» We Value Prayer (I Thessalonians 5:17)
» We Value Family (Deuteronomy 6:4-7)

In-person services will be suspended during the Minnesota State Stay Home order. Check out our digital experience.

Sunday Services
» 8:00 am – Sunday School & New Members
» 9:30 AM – Morning Worship

Faith Bible Institute
» 6:30 PM Thursdays

Wednesday Service
» 10:00 AM – Sunday School Focused Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
» 6:00 PM – Church on Cable (Minneapolis Cable Channel 75)
» 6:30 PM – Bible Study & Prayer Service