James A. Terrance, Jr.
Pastor - Teacher, Friendship Baptist Church
For 21 years, James Allen Terrance Jr. has made it his mission to empower people to cultivate their God-given talents by developing and building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. His vision for the people of God is clear: “Fulfilling the Great Commission by sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus with every person through Evangelism, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry and Worship. His passion for all people is demonstrated through outreach ministry and international mission trips to places like Haiti and Southeast Asia.
Pastor Terrance is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana having graduated from Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies. He continued his matriculation at Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Kansas earning the Master of Divinity Degree
He is married to the former Prentice Adrian Horton, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are the blessed parents of two sons, Jalen Ashton and Tyler James Terrance.
As Pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri, He serves a vibrant, diverse and loving congregation which is experiencing significant growth by the move of the Spirit. The congregation supports extensive ministries and programs that reflect the holistic ministry of Jesus Christ aimed at validating and empowering those who have been marginalized by society. Friendship is passionate about reaching persons from all walks of life by continually striving to meet the needs of the Greater Kansas City community.
In addition to frequent preaching, teaching, and lecturing engagements he is also a weekly newspaper columnist in the Kansas City community. Honored to be named among The Kansas City Globe's 100 Most Influential African-Americans, Pastor Terrance serves as President of the New Era District Congress of Christian Education, Fourth Vice-President of the Missionary Baptist State Congress of Missouri, Instructor for the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and is a member of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc, the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri, the New Era Baptist District Association, the Kansas City Baptist Minister’s Union, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, the NAACP and a board member of the Black Health Care Coalition.
He continues to serve God and others by sharing the Gospel message of restoration and reconciliation by the liberating power of Jesus Christ.
Sunday School - 9:15 am
Sunday Worship - 10:30am
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 11:00am
12 Noon & 6:30pm