Mark Timmons and his family came to Friendship in 2018 to serve as the Associate Pastor; he now serves as our Lead Pastor. Mark has experience in educational administration, discipleship ministry and church planting. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston. As a freshman in college, Mark came to know the saving grace of Christ and met his future bride, Libbie. They were married in 2002 and have been given five delightful children. Libbie works from home, managing their household and overseeing the education of their children. Mark also teaches part-time at Veritas Classical School and serves as the Vice-Chair for the Board of the Charleston Bilingual Academy.
Mark’s ambition is to live out Acts 20:24: “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” You can reach Mark at email@example.com
Luis Carreon and his family came to Friendship in 2017 and currently serves as our Minister of Hispanic Discipleship. Luis leads our efforts to serve the surrounding hispanic community in North Charleston. Luis studied at Baptist University of Americas and has served in church staff positions in Texas and throughout South Carolina. Luis and his wife, Maribel, have five daughters and one son, as well as two son-in-laws and four grandchildren. Maribel works as a teacher at the Charleston Bilingual Academy and plays a vital role in the ministry of our church. Luis also works part-time teaching Spanish for Charleston County public schools.
Luis' life is shaped by the promises of Isaiah 40:31, "But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
Belinda Swindler is a hometown girl and knows the "ins and outs" of North Charleston as well as anyone around. Her contributions as our Pianist are a tremendous blessing to Friendship and our community. She's a vital part of our music ministry and provides tremendous insight to the worship experience of our church. You can reach Belinda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Erika Rodriguez and her family came to Friendship Baptist in Sept. 2020. She is married to her husband Rafael and together they have 5 children. Erika is the church custodian and also works as a teacher assistant for CBA.
Erika seeks to live her life by, Proverbs 3:5-6 5, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and do not lean on your own understanding. 6In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
You can reach Erika at email@example.com
Michelle Esquivel began working at Friendship as the Ministry Assistant in January 2021. She is married to her husband Irvin and together they have two boys. She and her family came to Friendship in Jan. 2020. She lives a Christ centered life and has always enjoyed helping in the church and serving others. Michelle seeks to live her life by Matthew 5: 16, "So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.”