"The" Friendship Baptist Church
African Americans have made significant contributions to American society
Did you know that Black men invented the rotary blade lawn mower, the spark plug, the stainless steel scouring pad and the rotary engine? Did you know that Black men invented the disposable syringe, the Farmer’s Almanac, the remote control, the ventilator, the gas mask? Did you know that Black women invented the ironing board, fitted bed sheets, the bathroom tissue holder, the suitcase with wheels and transporting hook, and a home security system utilizing television surveillance? What about the emergency landing runway, the remote control device with credit card reading and transmission capabilities, the anti-theft/anti-fraud system utilizing specialized merchandise tags, the street sweeper truck, the severe weather detector and alarm – all created by Black men. Every day, we use something that was invented by a Black man or woman – dry cleaning, steam table, portable pencil sharpener, automatic traffic light, the wring mop, the dust pan with an attached plate to catch the dirt, automatic refrigeration systems and the fountain pen.
And Blacks made notable important improvements to air conditioning systems, stoves and phonographs. They improved the gas heating furnace to provide central heating. Their improvements in computer architecture allowed IBM compatible PCs to use the same devices. Thomas Edison’s light bulb was not perfected until a Black man, Lewis Latimer, developed a filament casing for it. A Black man won the Gordon Bell prize in 1989, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for developing the fastest supercomputer software in the world.
Black Americans also made significant contributions to various areas of science, as well. In the field of chemistry, African Americans developed synthetic drugs for the treatment of chronic ailments. In the field of physics, African Americans helped to invent laser devices for the treatment of cancer patients. In the field of medicine, Black Americans developed treatments for various diseases including leprosy, cancer, and syphilis. Black Americans developed the computerized blood pressure machine, invented the urinalysis machine and the control unit for the pacemaker. Black men were instrumental in developing the technology behind the microphone and cell phone. And a Black woman created caller I.D
We are "The Church with the Neighborly Spirit."
Organized in 1897
"As The Father has sent me, I also send you"
Greetings in the Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ! I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you find it informative and that you are able to learn more about Friendship Baptist Church. We welcome you to visit and worship with us during our Sunday service or come and study with us during our mid-week Bible Study class at noon or at 6pm. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We pray that God will direct your path. Blessings!
Pastor Reginald E. Bachus
"The" Friendship Baptist Church of Chicago, constructed like an African hut, is located at the corners of Laramie Ave. and Jackson Blvd. in the Austin community on Chicago's west-side. The wood used to construct the pews is from Mozambique in Africa. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bell Tower on the left symbolizes our dreams of hope for tomorrow.
The Friendship Baptist Church is a congregation of baptized believers who strive to meet the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in St. Matthew 28:19-20 by Exalting the Savior through meaningful worship and godly living, Equipping the Saints through the teaching of God’s word, Entreating the Lord through prayer and Evangelizing the lost through fellowship and ministry.
BECOME A MEMBER
We welcome you to worship God and become a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Following the Gospel, you have an opportunity to join this assembly of believers in the following ways:
Candidate for Baptism
Having been as we trust, brought by Divine Grace to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ, and to give ourselves wholly to Him we do now solemnly and joyfully covenant with each other, to walk together in Him with brotherly love to His glory as our common Lord. We do therefore in His Strength engage...
That we will exercise a Christian Care and Watchfulness over each other, and faithfully warn, exhort and admonish each other as occasion may require.
That we will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but will uphold the public worship of God, and the ordinances of His house.
That we will not omit closet and family religion at home, nor neglect the great duty of religiously training our children, and those under our care, for the service of Christ, and the enjoyment of heaven.
That as we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth, we will seek Divine aid to enable us to deny ungodliness, and every worldly lust, and to walk circumspectly in the world that we may win the souls of men.
That we will cheerfully contribute of our property according as God has prospered us, for the maintenance of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us, for the support of the poor, and to spread the Gospel over the earth.
That we will in all conditions, even till death, strive to live to the glory of Him who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
"And may the God of Peace, that brought again from the dead, our Lord Jesus, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work, to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ: To whom be the Glory, forever and ever. Amen."
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