Meet our Leaders
We believe God calls every one of us to a daily life of ministry, yet He also places spiritual leaders within the church to lead & equip His people for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-14). Friendship is led by our Staff Team and Deacons. Learn more below.
ANDREW TATE • Lead pastor
Andrew is a born & raised Buckeye who grew up outside the church, but came to faith in Christ late in high school. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where he met and married his wife, Annette. They have been married for over 22 years and have four kids: 3 teen boys (Isaiah, Aidan, Ridge) and a little girl (Blakeney). Andrew has been at Friendship since 2019.
KEITH WILLOUGHBY • EXECUTIVE PASTOR
TIFFANY SMITH • KIDS MINISTRY DIRECTOR
ANDREW POSTON • WORSHIP LEADER
Friendship is also served by a team of Deacons. These are church-elected men who assist the Lead Pastor & staff in carrying out the ministries of the church, provide role models and spiritual care to the members, and help maintain the unity of the church.
Current deacons serving in 2021:
- Justin Dorton
- Jon Fike
- Will Gurley
- Edwin Kohn
- Chuck Spencer
- Ed Tatge