Friendship Baptist Church Kansas City, Missouri
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pastor.jpgJames Allen Terrance., Jr

Senior Pastor

Pastor 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 and his devoted wife, Prentice Adrian Horton Terrance have two beautiful children, Jalen Ashton and Tyler James. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies (Social Work) from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also earned his Master of Divinity Degree with Honors from Central Baptist Theological Seminary and received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Western Baptist Bible College of Kansas City, Missouri.


In 2003, Pastor Terrance was led by the Spirit of God to begin a work for Christ in Kansas City, Missouri thereby becoming the seventh pastor of the historic Friendship Baptist Church of Kansas City. Pastor Terrance is a humble servant of God, who preaches and teaches under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 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.


For 20 years, Pastor Terrance has impacted lives across the Kansas City area and various other states through his powerful and anointing preaching and teaching the infallible Word of God. God has also blessed him to serve as a newspaper columnist in the Kansas City community. He is honored to be named among The Kansas City Globe's 100 Most Influential African-Americans. Pastor Terrance is a member of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., the Kansas City Baptist Minister’s Union, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, the NAACP and is a member of the Beason Divinity School Southeast Regional Bible Institute Advisory Group as well as a board member of the University Health Hospital of Kansas City, MO. He serves as an Instructor for the Western Bible College of Kansas City, the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri, and the New Era Baptist District Association. He is the newly elected President of the Missionary Baptist State Congress of Christian Education of Missouri.


He continues to serve God and others by sharing the Gospel message of restoration and reconciliation by the liberating power of Jesus Christ.



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first lady pt1Prentice A. Horton Terrance

First Lady

Prentice Adrian Horton Terrance, a woman of class, dignity and determination is the First Lady of Friendship Baptist Church. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern University in Business Education. First Lady Prentice was raised and adopted by her loving and devoted grandparents, the late Sterling Sr. and the late Josephine B. Horton. She is the eldest of three siblings, Tiffany Wright of Austin, Texas and Patrick Wright of Charlotte, SC. Her birth mother is Carol Ann Horton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


As a humble servant of God, First Lady Prentice brings a distinction of commitment and excellence through various ministries of the church including, Ladies of Distinction, a ministry that was developed out of her vision to ensure that young ladies between the ages of 12 and 18 have an outlet for growth and guidance that allows them the opportunity to express their true feelings without judgment and the “True Love Waits” abstinence program focusing on teenagers of the church. She believes that her personal life experiences have been God’s preparation for such a ministry.


Under the leading of the Holy Spirit, she also instituted the inception of the Annual Women Seminar to empower the women of God to believe in themselves, build self-esteem, to respect and love themselves for who God so wonderfully and fearfully made, and to encourage them to become better wives, mothers, sisters and friends. Yet in all these ministry efforts, she strives to keep her family first.

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