Friendship Church, led by Pastor Weldon Tisdale, will launch a second church location in south Tulsa with services beginning on Sept. 26.
With a historically and traditionally African-American background, this launch and second location of Friendship Church is an effort to bridge the racial and economic divides within the city and surrounding areas. Thirteen years ago, Pastor Tisdale became Senior Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in North Tulsa where his father, Dr. L. L. Tisdale, pastored before him.
“Over the years, my family and I have sensed the need for bridging the divide which has plagued us for many decades,” he says. “It is out of deep concern and love for Tulsa that Friendship Church has the bold confidence to make an unusual move to assist in making a difference in our great city through the establishment of Friendship South. I see this church as a conduit for restoration and a catalyst for reconciliation.”
The goal of the church is to share love, compassion and kindness without harshness, condemnation or judgment.The church aims to build on a foundation of love with an objective to transform lives and a city. This launch will serve as a model not only for Tulsa, but for churches across America who are seeking to create a community change.
“If you have a heart for our city, I invite you help us bridge the divide as we work toward transforming lives to transform a city,” Tisdale says.
The church will hold services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. the Mabee Center starting Sept. 26.