Friendship Baptist Church - Detroit
Rev. Dr. Samuel White III, Pastor
Friendship Baptist Church is a hospital for sin-sick souls and provides spiritual healing
for the heart, mind and soul.  "For by Jesus' Stripes we are healed".



  Sun. Feb. 23, 2020 at  12:30 pm




                                                       DR. SAMUEL WHITE III

Our Pastor

Dr. Samuel White III

The Pastor's Vision:

Friendship Baptist Church is a hospital for sin-sick souls and provides spiritual healing for the heart, mind and soul.

"For by Jesus' Stripes we are healed".


Dr. Samuel White, III is the proud son of Samuel White II and Anna Mae White. He graduated with honors from Brockport State College, earned a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Master’s of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and completed his Doctorate of Ministry degree from Drew University.

Dr. White pastored United Methodist churches from 1984 to 1995. He became the senior pastor of the historic Friendship Baptist Church located in Detroit Michigan in 1996. He served as the president of the Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention and received the Progressive National Baptist Presidents Award, Rev. Charles Hill Award, and the Detroit Minister of the Year Award.

Dr. White is a professor at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary, where he instructs seminarians from a wide variety of faith traditions and ethnic backgrounds. He’s the Spiritual Care Coordinator for PACE of Southeast Michigan, which provides spiritual, medical, social, and emotional care for over seven hundred and fifty aging adults.

Dr. White is the author of It Is Well with My Soul: Spiritual Care for the Dying; Dying in Peace: Preparing for Eternity; No More Tears: Comfort for the Grieving; My Brother’s Keeper: Church Ministry for Young African American Males; Healing Your Soul: Christian Self-Care; The Capitalist Christian Contradiction: God against Greed; Caring for Your Soul: Improving Your Life; Sex and the Soul: Overcoming Temptation; Loving the Soul: How to Love and Hope for Your Soul: Words of Encouragement. All of Dr. White’s books are available on Westbow Press, Amazon, and his website, www.drsamuelwhite.com. Dr. White conducts book signings, lectures, seminars, retreats, symposiums on a wide variety of issues that impact the soul. He can be contacted at samuelvwhite03@gmail.com. Dr. White is happily married to Sandra, and they are blessed with two adult children, Alexandria and Samuel IV.