Welcome to the Ship

Thank you for visiting us online. There's no ship like Friendship! We invite you to attend a live service at 2030 Palm Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida. If you have any questions or need help in any way, feel free to reach us through our contact form or call us at (239) 334-1557. We look forward to seeing you at the Ship very soon.

Worship Times

Sunday School: 9:00am

Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30am

Bible Study: Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Location & Phone

Address: 2030 Palm Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33916

Phone: (239) 334-1577

Email: admin@friendshipfortmyers.com

Our Mission

Exalting the Savior, Evangelizing Sinners, Edifying the Saints, and Elevating Society.

Our Vision

A Mission to Save. A Desire to Grow. A Vision to Build.

Pastor Jarrod S. Parker

Reverend Jarrod S. Parker was born in Detroit, Michigan. In high school, he was a standout four-sport athlete having received Division 1 College scholarship offers in all four sports. He went on to play professional baseball for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets Professional Baseball Organizations. During that time he continued his tertiary education, earning his undergraduate degree at Marycrest College, majoring in Religious Studies and graduate studies at Trinity College and Theological Seminary, earning a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies.

Pastor Parker has been preaching for over 26 years and has been a Pastor for over 20 years. He comes from a long line of preachers, including his father and grandfather. In 2002, he was called to the Greater Antioch Baptist Church in Rock Island, Illinois. He led the church to grow from 175 members to 1,100. In 2010, Pastor Parker was called to plant the Word Baptist Church, in East Moline, Illinois. In seven years the church grew from eleven to over four hundred members. Pastor Parker was then called to St. Mark Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. In his first five years, he completed a one-million-dollar capital campaign for the renovation of the church.

Pastor Parker was called to become the Senior Pastor of Friendship in April 2023. Since taking the helm at the Ship, Pastor Parker has ushered in excitement, devotion to family and community, and a deeper commitment to God. Friendship has already seen growth In many areas from the awesome word that God speaks through Pastor Parker.

Pastor is joined by his wife, First Lady Lillie Parker, their four beautiful daughters, Briana, Erika, Angel, Alysse and two grandchildren, Ariana and Kacyius.