• October 13, 1948

    Friendship Baptist Church was born. Rev. P. Dotson, Pastor

  • September 28, 1979

    Remodeled the first unit of FBC and added the kitchen and the Pastor’s office. In 1981 remodeled the sanctuary.

  • November 1, 1983

    The membership called Ronald L. Bowens to Pastor FBC. The rapid growth in membership sparked an intense building fund.

  • April 1, 1990

    Pastor Bowens had a radio ministry out of Gainesville, GA on 1460 AM.

  • October 28, 1994

    First sketch and blueprint completed for the new sanctuary vision as described by Pastor Bowens.

  • December 15, 1994

    Pastor Bowens 10th Anniversary. Church purchased its’ first 15 passenger van.


  • October 28, 2000

    More Deacons ordained and recordings of the service began.

  • October 28, 2002

    Bank of America approved the loan for a new building. Building permit granted in 2002.

  • October 28, 2005

    Donations began for an elevator installation at FBC.

  • October 28, 2006

    Pastor R. L. Bowens, Deacon R. Fye, and T. Roach went to New Orleans, LA to visit and help with the “Katrina” sight.

    The Memorial Brick Walk established.

  • October 28, 2007

    Pastor R. L. Bowens to Israel along with Rev. G. Garner, Sis. Debbie Bowens, Rev. Harris, Sis. I. Chassell, Broad n sis Norwich McGhee,  Sis. Connie James, Beverly Smith Weil, and Gerald Baker.

    Elevator installation completed.

  • October 28, 2008

    FBC and Korean Presbyterian Church listed as fastest growing churches in Duluth.

    The HERITAGE HALL completely renovated.

  • October 28, 2009

    Church’s mission statement installed throughout the building.

  • October 28, 2010

    Pastor and a team of parishioners to Monrovia, Liberia:  Rev. A W Jones, Evang D Jackson, Bro, Sis N. McGhee, Bro. P. Cassell, Sis. I  Cassell, Sis Eugenia Nah, Sis Cynthia Urquhart.