"The" Friendship Baptist Church
5200 West Jackson Boulevard    Chicago, Illinois  60644

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We are "The Church with the Neighborly Spirit."

Organized in 1897

“Serving Christ With A Spirit of Excellence” 

 “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”  Colossians 3:17

Greetings in the only name that has saving power and salvation – that is Jesus Christ.  It is with bridled excitement that I pen the following wishes to each and every one of you – wishing you a pleasant, productive and prosperous New Year!  The New Year is a time when many of us make resolutions and plans to improve our plight over the previous year.  One sure-fire way to a better 2015 is to understand that in all things God is in control.  It is when we yield ourselves to Him and allow Him to guide our thoughts and our steps that life becomes sweeter day by day.  Jesus declared in Matthew 11: 28-30 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  Click here for the complete letter.

Pastor Reginald E. Bachus 


"The" Friendship Baptist Church of Chicago, constructed like an African hut, is located at the corners of Laramie Ave. and Jackson Blvd. in the Austin community on Chicago's west-side.  The wood used to construct the pews is from Mozambique in Africa.  The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bell Tower on the left symbolizes our dreams of hope for tomorrow.




The Friendship Baptist Church is a congregation of baptized believers who strive to meet the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in St. Matthew 28:19-20 by Exalting the Savior through meaningful worship and godly living, Equipping the Saints through the teaching of God’s word, Entreating the Lord through prayer and Evangelizing the lost through fellowship and ministry. 


 To be a Spiritually Empowered Church and People through knowledge of and obedience  to God's Word.   



All Tithes Sunday

Becoming a Contagious Christian

Engaging in Evangelism

Prayer as a Priority

Sunday School Attendance

Mortgage Reduction



We welcome you to worship God and become a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  Following the Gospel, you have an opportunity to join this assembly of believers in the following ways:

Candidate for Baptism

Christian Experience



Watch Care



Having been as we trust, brought by Divine Grace to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ, and to give ourselves wholly to Him we do now solemnly and joyfully covenant with each other, to walk together in Him with brotherly love to His glory as our common Lord.  We do therefore in His Strength engage...

That we will exercise a Christian Care and Watchfulness over each other, and faithfully warn, exhort and admonish each other as occasion may require.

That we will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but will uphold the public worship of God, and the ordinances of His house.

That we will not omit closet and family religion at home, nor neglect the great duty of religiously training our children, and those under our care, for the service of Christ, and the enjoyment of heaven.

That as we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth, we will seek Divine aid to enable us to deny ungodliness, and every worldly lust, and to walk circumspectly in the world that we may win the souls of men.

That we will cheerfully contribute of our property according as God has prospered us, for the maintenance of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us, for the support of the poor, and to spread the Gospel over the earth.

That we will in all conditions, even till death, strive to live to the glory of Him who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.

"And may the God of Peace, that brought again from the dead, our Lord Jesus, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work, to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ: To whom be the Glory, forever and ever.  Amen."

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