Welcome to Friendship Church !
Friendship Church exists to glorify God by making disciples that represent the Gospel to every man, woman, and child.
MISSIONS & BELIEFS
Our Core Values
You Can Expect
A loving group of people dedicated to following Jesus Christ.
When you join us at Friendship you can expect a heartfelt greeting, hot coffee and
refreshments. A casual atmosphere where friendships form and relationships
deepen. A place that is serious about joy, the kind of joy that comes from real
connection with God and others. Come as you are. We don’t have a dress code. All are welcome!
We exist because everyone needs the hope of Jesus.
For every man, woman and child to have repeated opportunities to
see, hear and respond to the Gospel in Edgewater and around the world.
MEET THE PASTOR
Tim and Teri McCardel
It was over forty years ago, while driving a school bus in New York I had a desperation encounter with God. I was in deep soul turmoil, not sure of my eternity. Would I really be in heaven with God forever? I had to get this resolved or I felt like I would die.
On that bus, spread out on the floor, crying out to God for His mercy and grace, God dramatically touched and transformed me. My personal relationship with Christ was securelysealed. God's peace flooded my mind and heart and I have never been the same since. God's forgiveness and love mean more than anything I could ever possess. How patient and loving God has been toward me.
God then moved in my life over 25 years ago and called me to come here to Florida and Friendship. More than ever our community needs a church that is full of love and life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Our hope must be rooted deeply in the work of the cross, Christ taking upon Himself our sin and enduring righteous wrath of a Holy God.
These verses have impacted me:
"God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus." "May the God of hope fill you with all the joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:5, 13
Friendship is to "offer hope" to all we come in contact with. The hope of the world is the church when it is following Jesus Christ.
Tim is a graduate of Baptist Bible College East located in Boston, MA. It was at college that he asked Teri to be his wife. They have six children and 9 grandchildren. Tim pastored a church in New York City for ten years before joining Friendship in 1997.
Meet Our Worship Leaders
Brianna and Josh have been in ministry together since they were 16 years old. They began leading worship for their youth group when they were in high school and that is where they met. They’ve since gotten married, attended College for biblical studies, and led worship at several local churches. They attended Southeastern University and majored in Worship ministries in 2018. Brianna & Josh moved back to Volusia County and began leading worship for Friendship Church in Spring of 2022, and have been a part of the family ever since! They are passionate worshippers with hearts for the Kingdom of God, and a desire to see ALL people saved!
“Spirit filled pastor with Word from the Bible In contemporary language for today's life in the age of deception when we can't believe anything we hear or even see”
“Enjoyable . Peaceful, nice to be with brothers and sisters to worship our Lord together . Praise the Lord. Prepare our souls for Him; it is a great place to do so. Do not judge others, God called us to love each other and to help one another without conditions just like He does. Amen”
“Really nice facility, friendly and loving people; felt right at home with my sisters and brothers in Christ!”