Friendship Baptist Church Kansas City, Missouri
Minister Debra Sermons
Minister of Christian Education

Debra Sermons is Director of Recruitment at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas. Currently, she serves as Minister of Christian Education and Adult Sunday School Teacher at Friendship Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to joining Friendship Baptist Church, she served as Minister at Concord “Fortress of Hope” Church in Kansas City, Missouri. In active service to the Lord since youth, her adult ministry experience also includes Associate Minister of Spiritual Formation and Ministry Development, Summer Youth Employment Ministry Leader, Teen Bible Study Teacher, Deaconess Ministry, Women’s Retreat speaker, choir member, and finance ministry.


Additionally, she has served as a Spiritual Director for the Heart of America Camino, Inc. (a three day Christian experience in an ecumenical context for Christians seeking closer relationship with God; and to renew their Christian commitment to God and the Church.) Spiritual Directors are clergy who serves as part of the Camino Weekend Team, alongside laywomen and laymen.


Debra has over eighteen years professional experience in Human Resource Management in various positions, including Personnel Officer for the Governor of Georgia and Human Relations Officer for the Missouri Department of Corrections. Her career has also spanned the areas of banking and social services. Along the way she has been involved in various community activities, social organizations, school organizations, and children services.


Reverend Sermons received a Master in Divinity degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas; a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.


While completing other coursework at Bethune-Cookman College, now Bethune-Cookman University, Reverend Sermons met and married her college sweetheart, Eddie Sermons. They are the proud parents of two adult sons, Xavier and Edmond, and one daughter, Erin, and have three grandchildren. She is a native Floridian, and resides with her family in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.


Reverend Sermons desires to serve in ways that provide meaningful, effective, and transformative ministry to individuals, the Church, the community, and bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is honored to participate in the work God is doing in discipleship and leadership development within the Church and throughout the community.

Minister Debra Sermons

3530 Chelsea Drive Kansas City, Missouri 64128
Phone: (816) 861-3252    Office Fax: (816) 861-3553
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