God's Leading Vision

It’s an exciting time at our Church! If you are newer to our church, the following messages will help lay the foundation for the transition God laid on the heart of FBC Friendsville.

October 2021, the church approved a succession plan for finding a replacement for lead pastor Bill Gowder as he nears retirement.This succession plan is laid out in full with the first message dating 9/19/21. 

September 2023, as only God can do, He gave confirmation to the final steps of the transition between pastor Bill Gowder and pastor Drew Elgersma. God also gave clarity for the future direction of FBC Friendsville. This is laid out in the second message, dated 9/24/23.  

We are excited to see the Lord working in and through FBC Friendsville. If you have any questions about the transition or the future of FBC Friendsville, we would love to sit down with you and hear your heart.


Pastor Bill Gowder & Pastor Drew Elgersma