Friendship Baptist Church Hires Lead Pastor


Friendship Baptist Church Lugoff, South Carolina has hired Andrew Tate as their new Senior Pastor.

Pastor Andrew Tate joins the staff at Friendship Baptist Church from High Street Baptist Church Springfield, Missouri where he had been Discipleship/ NextGen Pastor since 2016.

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