The Busy Bee Ministry raises funds to benefit the Church. The ministry also has a cake and cookie outreach to nursing homes. Meetings are held on 1st Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (except during the summer months when meetings are suspended). Contact: Kim Bedell Rhodes, President,
Sunday School / BTU
Faith Bible Institute (FBI)
New Members
Small Groups
The Finance Ministry is responsible to collect, deposit, track, and issue reports on all funds raised by or contributed to the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. This Ministry has custody of the securities and investments of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. The Chairman of Finance is administratively responsible for the work of the Finance Ministry. Contact: Deon Anderson,
Contact: Judge Lajune Lange,
The bookstore carries CD’s & DVD’s of sermons preached during our services and of musical guests who have sang here. We have Christian books, textbooks in support of the NW College Bible Institute Classes, as well as Bibles,’ Bible covers, children’s Bibles & books, t-shirts, devotionals, books from Pastor Russell’s library and art works. While our inventory is limited, we are able to special order books not currently in stock. Contact: Diane Davis Phone: 612-827-7928
Contact: Dr. Ora Hokes
Contact: Erica Bolden and Helen Ricks
Just Older Youth. Contact: Carrie Eberhardt
Deaconess Janet Law
Contact: Avery Davis
Contact: Reverend Eddie Bolden
Contact: Shirley Gardner,
Contact: Darnell Davis,
The Church office is the information “hub” for many Church activities. That includes but is not limited to the following: mail (incoming and outgoing), calendar dates, events, weddings, funerals, baby dedications, service times, various forms and deliveries. There is on staff, an office manager, a secretary, a data entry clerk and occasional summer interns. We also have volunteers who answer the phone and carry out other duties. You may contact the office at any time. If no one answers, leave a message on the answering machine. Someone will return your call. Contact: Tonya Hebert-Dickson, Phone: 612-827-7928,
Contact: Cynthia Taylor
Contact: Evangelist Phyllis Driver
Contact: Lamar Hodges,
The Public Relations Ministry links the church to the immediate community as well as to the broader community. The public relations/publicity coordinator shares information communicating the programs and assets of the church that not only benefit the members but the larger community as well. All ministries should contact the public relations/publicity coordinator to publicize their events for local newspapers and radio stations. Contact: Violet Carter
Contact: Terry Brown,
The Technology/Website Ministry provides support services to the Greater Friendship including church website, social media sites, audio and web conferencing, electronic donations (e-tithing), credit card processing, emergency notification, and technology consultation. Contact: Jonathan Carter and Emory Carter Email:
Contact: Yolanda Reeves
Contact: Terry Brown
Contact: Mary Craig
Contact: Patricia Leonard
Contact: Brenda Bailey,
Contact: First Lady Sharmaine Russell

Junior Church

Teen Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

Contact: Daniel Kleven,