Pastor Rod and his wife Teresa came to Friendship Baptist in November 2013 from Wilmington, NC. During his almost 25 years of ministry Pastor Rod has served as a Youth Minister, Senior Pastor, and Church Planter. He is a graduate of Liberty University, Andersonville Theological Seminary, and is currently completing his MTS from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary.
Teresa serves as Friendship's Ministry Assistant and Pastor Rod's partner in ministry. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and a former middle school math teacher. Next to God and family Teresa has two great loves, her alma mater and Carolina (North Carolina) basketball. Rod and Teresa have been married for 30 years and have two adult sons in whom they are very proud.
If you would like to contact Pastor Rod with questions about Friendship Baptist Church or other related issues you can reach him by email or calling the Church Office Monday - Friday (Teresa's email) You can also read more about Pastor Rod and his teachings by visiting his blog Just Thinking.
Belinda Swindler, Pianist
Belinda is a hometown girl and knows the "ins and outs" of North Charleston as well as anyone around. Her musical talents 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.
Ann is also a hometown girl and probably knows the history of Friendship Baptist better than anyone. Her loyalty and dedication to the people of our church is unrivaled. She and her husband John are great team players fulfilling many ministry roles.
John is gifted with a true servant's heart. If something needs doing he is one of the first to help (normally being the first to arrive and the last to leave). John's service comes naturally after watching his parents minister in similar roles at Friendship for many years.