"Proclaim, Provide and Edify"
Our purpose, therefore, shall be to proclaim the Word of God, both at home and abroad, to provide for the fellowship, joy, and edification of the young and old alike through various teaching and social ministries.
"A respected member of the community and a beacon of truth, sharing the love of Jesus Christ"
In 1985, the Lord brought Pastor David Parker to Hawaii as a missionary pastor. He was accompanied by his wife, who was born and raised in Hawaii, and their three children. After much prayer, Friendship Bible Church, Independent Baptist, was born. It was not very long before it became evident that God had work for Friendship in the Ewa Beach area. In 1987 the church moved into temporary rented space in the heart of the Ewa Villages, and in 1990 they moved into the old Japanese Club on Bond St. When the church first moved in, the property was a shambles. Over the years, the church has modeled and improved the facility to make the most of what God has provided, and God has faithfully continued to bless the ministry here.
In February 2002, Pastor James E. Reid became the Pastor. Although there was a change in leadership, there was not a change in vision. The church has continued to grow through the blessings of God to an average of 300+ and a high day of 406. New buildings have been acquired and refurbished for use in the school and church. Many members have found a place of ministry where they can share their faith in a vibrant way. Friendship Baptist Church is a respected member of the community and a beacon of truth, sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those around them. The church is truly "a friendly fellowship of Bible-believing Christians."
In 2016, Friendship Baptist Church moved into their new auditorium on Keaunui Dr.