shipmates

SHIPMATES !!! Friendship Church Tulsa Welcomes you to the Ship! We grow friends into family through faith! Pastor Jamaal Dyer leads his church with actionable steps to better the people of the community and to bring forth the word of God. 

This is a new journey! A time to turn your pain in to power and trust God for his plans for you. As a new shipmate you will many opportunities to serve and to join small groups. We ask you to read the embarking history of Friendship Church Tulsa.

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Pastor L.L. Tisdale

The fifth pastor was Reverend T.C. Morris, who came to Friendship in 1969. He is remembered as both a “preacher” and a “pastor”. It was under his leadership that Rev. H.J. Mosely accepted his call to ministry. Reverend Morris was a sincere minister who was concerned for all members, as well as non-members. He retired in 1976 due to failing health. In August of that same year, Dr. L.L. Tisdale was called to Pastor Friendship and officially assumed this role the first Sunday in December. Pastor L.L. Tisdale was affectionately given the name, “The Holy Ghost Preaching and Singing Pastor.” He was a man with a vision who was led by God. Dr. Tisdale was very interested in the youth of the church and made certain that Christian values were the basis of their lives. He was not only concerned about the young people but for all members of the congregation and the unsaved everywhere.

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The Beginning

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church was established in 1922 when God touched the hearts, souls and minds of six spirit – filled believers – Horace and Hazel Smith, Willie and Maggie Smith, Omer and Virginia Maxville. During their soul stirring weekly prayer bands, the Lord moved upon their hearts saying, “Upon this rock, I will build Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Out of this prayer band, Friendship Church was birthed...

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Pastor Weldon Tisdale

On July 20, 1997, Reverend Weldon L. Tisdale Sr. was selected as the next pastor in succession to his father. Pastor Weldon L. Tisdale is an anointed visionary and trailblazer. Upon him being called as Pastor, he felt led by God to implement ministries, programs and activities to reach diverse individuals that will contribute to the spiritual and numerical growth of our church. Pastor Weldon blended the church’s traditional Baptist roots with Pentecostal beliefs which caused the church to transition from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church to Friendship Church. This change expanded the church’s fellowships and allowed them the opportunity to travel all over the United States. His vision led our church membership to grow spiritually and exponentially. We added an additional worship service time to accommodate all of our members.

meet pastor jamaal dyer

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Jamaal Dyer is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in 2004,   Dyer was awarded a vocal music scholarship to attend The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communication with emphasis in Broadcast Journalism in 2008. 

Dyer returned to Tulsa after graduating because he wanted to help the young people in his community overcome adversity, understand their worth and become successful.  Although his degree was in Journalism, he felt that his true calling was to help people. Thus, he continued to work in the family business, Dyer Memorial Chapel Incorporated and he began working at KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory School and Tulsa Job Corps Center.  Dyer obtained a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Langston University. Jamaal currently works for Tulsa Public Schools as the Student Success Coordinator. Jamaal is also involved in community, professional and religious organizations. Jamaal helped organize the “Tulsa Talks” conversation series designed to give the community an opportunity to engage in dialogue with city employees, local law enforcement, and legal representatives in hope to establish a rapport among all parties.  Dyer serves on the board of directors for the Greenwood Cultural Center and Tulsa Legacy Charter Schools. He is also proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated

 For many years Jamaal has been known for his melodious baritone voice used to sing praises to God. His voice has been his ministry for over 15 years. However, on July 7, 2013 God wanted to use Jamaal’s voice in another way and that was to preach the Gospel. 

On April 07, 2019, Rev. Dyer preached his first sermon as the proud Senior Pastor of Friendship Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Under his leadership, the church has experienced rapid spiritual and numerical growth. The church has expanded its outreach ministries and undergone a few renovations in a short period of time.  Pastor Dyer is committed to the church being a community friendly church. Reverend Dyer is married to the gorgeous; Mrs. Kimberley Dyer and they are the proud parents of Gracelyn Alise’ Dyer and Jamaal Harrison Dyer II.               

Rev. Dyer’s life motto is:  “I just want to help somebody!  I want to encourage the saved and introduce sinners to the savior. If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

mEET our LEADERSHIP

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the clergy 

THE DEACONS

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the DEACONESS 

the cHOIR 

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