Friendly Baptist College Ministry - Gather. Grow. Give.

Your college years can be an exciting time as well as being a little scary. The decisions that you make now will affect you the rest of your life. We at Friendly Baptist Church want to be a caring supportive family that helps you through the struggles as well as rejoices with you in the good times. It is our goal to help college students deepen their walk with Christ as they Gather for worship, Grow through discipleship, and Give through service.


College Bible Study: 9:00 am in the College Class.  Come see how the Bible speaks directly to college students and the issues they are facing through table discussions, videos, and insightful teaching.  Free van pickup at TJC; Ornelas at 8:45am and Crossroads 9:50am.

Sunday Worship:  This is a multi-generational gathering of our entire church body where we lift up the name of Christ through meaningful worship and look at how the Scriptures speak to our lives.  Our worship service meets at 10:15 am in the Main Sanctuary.  

Overflow is a college worship experience that meets meets on the campuses of UT Tyler or TJC at 7:00 pm during the school year.  This is a high energy worship service with a great band and relevant messages for students.  Below are the locations where Overflow will meet the Spring 2020 Semester starting January 21.


Sunday Night Gathering:  This is a time to grow closer to God and one another.  We have food, games, a meaningful devotion and lots of fun!  We would love to see you at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Ministry Building.  Van Pick up at TJC; Crossroads at 6:45pm and Ornelas at 6:50pm.


We provide college students with numerous opportunities to give through various service and mission projects throughout the year.  

College Leadership Team:

  • Steve Lyles
  • Gary & Lynda Rice
  • Michael Lawson