THE FRIENDSHIP CHURCH TEAM

Jed Angell   
Senior Pastor
 
Since the fall of 1993, I have had the opportunity to serve as pastor of Friendship Church.  During this time, God has done SO MUCH in my life personally and well as His work in all of us at Friendship.  And, as a bi-vocational, lay minister, I never actually intended to pastor a church!  Doesn’t God have a sense of humor?  Friendship Church has been (and still is) the greatest surprise of my life. If you are looking for a “safe place to connect”,  I believe you’ll find Friendship to be a casual, Biblical church fellowship where you can grown and serve.
  See you Sunday, Jed
 
 
 
 
Mark Day
NextGen Pastor
 
God has placed a clear and overwhelming desire in my heart for youth and it all started here at Friendship. I was born and raised here in Centralia and started attending Friendship once in high school. When I became a Christian in high school I didn’t know anything about God or the church or youth group. My faith was modeled after my youth leader and friends. I attended a Friday morning Bible Study at McDonalds called McBible before school. That was where I learned about who Jesus is.
 
Once I heard the gospel and knew Jesus had died for my sins I began to seek him out and grow in my faith. I could’t learn enough about him fast enough. I loved how Jesus was changing my life and my worldview. So once I graduated high school I knew what God wanted for my life. I was being called to ministry. I wanted to impact other kids lives the way mine was impacted. I wanted them to meet our Savior Jesus Christ. So I attended Central Christian College of the Bible for 4 years and graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family Ministry.
 
After college I served as a full time youth pastor at Hoover Christian Church in Platte City, MO. During this time I married my beautiful bride Paige Day. We lived and served there for 8 years until God was calling us back to our hometown. We moved back and began to serve and minister in our home church, Friendship. I moved into the role of part time Children’s Pastor where I served for 3 years. I also began a full time career as a carpenter with Kliethermes Homes and Remodeling. I learned how to impact people’s lives through carpentry while at the same time learning how to depend on God more and be patient in his timing.
 
At home God truly blessed my family during these years with two beautifully ornery and rotten children Makenzi, and Malachi. At this point God was calling Friendship in a new direction with a full time youth pastor. With God placing this burning desire to serve kids in my heart I eagerly wanted this opportunity. After several months of interviews I was offered the job of NextGen pastor and continue to pray for God’s guidance and blessing as we venture down this road that God has us on.
 
If you have any questions or would like to help us in any way please feel free to contact me. God bless!
 
 
Stephanie Schultz
Administrative Pastor
 
Stephanie was born and raised just north of Granville, Missouri, and graduated high school from Paris, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri – Columbia and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Human Environmental Design, specializing in Interior Design. Stephanie has been married to her awesome husband, Shawn, for 20 years. They met while Shawn was a music teacher at Paris, Missouri. He worked with Stephanie’s mother, who introduced them. They married two and a half years later at the Centralia Town Square on June 27, 1998, with Pastor Jed Angell officiating.
 
After graduating college, working in Columbia, getting married, and moving to North Missouri for her husband’s career, Stephanie became a stay-at-home mom with the birth of their first daughter, Charlee. Twenty-two months later, they welcomed their second daughter, Remington. Stephanie has enjoyed staying at home with their girls for the past 19 years. She has also been able to substitute teach at her daughters’ school, Sturgeon R-V. Stephanie and her family have become very involved at Friendship Christian Church. Stephanie has volunteered in the Nursery, facilitated KidZone in years past,  been a volunteer teacher in Tuesday night’s Dive ‘N Deep program; and co-facilitated wither her husband in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
 
As of January 2012, Stephanie took over the volunteer position of Church Treasurer, that was transitioned into the Administrative Pastor position. Stephanie, Shawn, and Remington reside outside Sturgeon, Missouri, with their oldest daughter, Charlee, enlisted in the United States Navy, and have attended Friendship Church since the couple met.
Tyler Romine
Outreach & Operations Pastor
 
FCC staff since 2007, and Friendship Celebrate Recovery Pastor since 2009. By God’s Grace, I am a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone and the new has come.”
 
Anger, depression and chemical abuse were the coping skills that dominated much of my life. This is how I dealt with life’s pain, and led me on a path of increasing pain and self-destruction. By the age of 35, I was completely controlled by my drug of choice. I destroyed every relationship I had. I sacrificed everything I had in my life on a relentless pursuit to destroy myself. I was hopeless and alone. It seems that every choice I was making was leading me up to ending my life just as my mother and sister both had done. Thankfully, God had other plans for me.
 
After a 25 year addiction to multiple drugs, and incarceration from the consequences of these choices, I was at my “rock bottom”. I’m thankful for this time in my life, for it was exactly where I needed to be to seek Him. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to help you, not hurt you. Plans to bring about a future you hope for.” This is where it started for me. A future was exactly what I desired. I knew I could not return to the life I had created, I was powerless to control myself from doing the wrong thing.
 
Since a child, I believed in God, but I believed in existence only. I didn’t consider it from a personal perspective. How could our Creator love me and forgive me of all the horrible things I have done in my life? If He loved me and forgave me, why would He allow all these horrible things to happen to me in this life? These were the questions that kept me from seeking a personal relationship with Him. I realize now that, in essence, I was playing God. My decisions were made in the moment, and based on desire. In that cell, I realized that apart from Him, I could not make a healthy decision. I made the choice to seek Him with all my heart. Each new day He reveals His Grace to me as He changes my heart and leads me to positive change in my life. Jesus offers the same for us all. He offers us freedom from our hurts, habits and hang-ups. He offers us purpose and a future.
 
Paul says it best, “Though I am still not all I should be, I am thankful I am not where I once was”. I am still a work in progress, and continuing to move forward. Thankfully, I do not have to make this journey alone. God gives us each other. He sends us to one another to provide encouragement when we are discouraged, to provide strength in our time of weakness, to provide love when we feel unlovable and to provide comfort when we are in pain. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 tells us, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But, pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up”.
 
Friendship Christian Church offers many different ministries for us to connect, no matter where we are in our journey. These ministries encourage us and teach us how to find healing and open our hearts for Him to work in all aspects of our lives, as we walk this path of life together. “Living and growing in Christ together”.
 
 
OUR WORSHIP TEAM
Dallas Dollens
Worship Leader
 
Music has been such a huge part of my life. God has used it to encourage me, break me down, teach me, challenge me and speak to me. I’ve been leading worship in some fashion for about 12 years now at Friendship. If I had to use one word to describe our worship at Friendship it would be passion.
 
Sometimes we’re soft and sometimes we’re loud but our worship is giving everything we have to God, who is the only One worthy of our praise. My prayer has been and always will be that the passion we have for praising Him is displayed, not just through our voices, but in everything we do. I’m just another broken sinner, who has experienced God’s Amazing Grace, and can’t help but worship Him.