Born into a pastor’s home as the oldest of seven children, Robert grew up around the church. By God’s grace, he chose to follow Christ at 5 years old and was baptized shortly thereafter. By his teen years he followed God’s call into ministry and enjoyed serving under his father in any way possible (ushering, teaching kids, singing in the choir, shoveling snow, etc.). In God’s plan, his family moved from Missouri to North Carolina and then to Florida, and in each location God continued to mold his character, snatching him from legalism and introducing him to the glorious grace of Jesus Christ.
Robert attended Bryan College in Dayton, TN, (B.A., 2002), and there met his best friend and wife Paula. Shortly after college, God unexpectedly moved them to Silver Spring, MD to serve as an English Pastor in a Korean church. He attended Capital Bible Seminary (M. Div., 2006) while at the same time gaining valuable cross-cultural ministry experience. God later moved him on to another Korean-American church in Columbia, MD, where he started and grew a multi-ethnic ministry within the church. In 2008 God transitioned him to serve here at Friendship, first as associate/youth pastor and later as lead pastor. While serving at FCBC, he attended Southeastern Baptist Seminary (D. Min., 2015). Robert continues to be amazed at God’s faithfulness and work here in Soarnoca (his affectionate name for the southern Arundel, northern Calvert community) and looks forward to many more years of fruitful ministry.
The Kendall home is quite lively as God has graciously entrusted them with five wonderful children: Ethan, Micah, Abigail, Grace and Eden. Most days, several friends or families join the chaos at the home, opening doors for sharing the gospel. In his slow and quiet times (ha!), Robert enjoys dating Paula, playing with his kids, running the boardwalk, and reading. His passions include making disciples, Bible study, and chocolate chip cookies.
Frank has been a member of FCBC for 4 years after moving to Chesapeake Beach from Texas with his wife Amy. He is the father of 3 children, 2 boys and a girl, and the grandfather of 3, also 2 boys and a girl. He spent 21 years in the USAF as an aircraft maintenance professional and retired in 2005. He has worked several jobs since then but is currently working for Lockheed Martin on the F35 program.
Frank grew up in church but never fully surrendered his life to God until 2006. He is currently leading the FCBC College and Career Age ministry program that focuses on helping young adults continue to grow in their knowledge of biblical living and passion for Jesus.
Frank enjoys golf, working on his 1969 Camaro and spending time with family and friends but most of all spoiling his grandchildren.
Joe has been at FCBC since 2010. He is retired Air Force member and has lived in Owings, MD with his wife, Myong since 2000.
Joe accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior in August 1988 and has been serving the Lord ever since in various leadership roles, including Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Military Liaison, Sunday School teacher, Worship & Praise Band leader, small group leader and in Awana and Pioneer Clubs.
Joe loves the outdoors, especially golfing, fishing, hunting, and gardening. Joe and Myong have two beautiful daughters, a son-in-law, and granddaughter.
Norm owns a construction company. His faith has been shaped by his understanding of our position in Christ and God’s grace. He has been at FCBC for over 5 years. He and his wife Sandi, have three grown kids and eight grandkids. Norm leads a Growth Group on Thursdays, oversees all building and grounds projects and visits with Pastor Robert on Thursday mornings at 6:30 am to discuss theology, mentor and pray with him.
Jason owns a commercial HVAC install/repair company. He came to Christ as a child and has attended FCBC most of his life. He and his wife Melissa have four young children. Currently, Jason oversees missions at FCBC and leads a Growth Group on Thursdays. He has visited most of our church missionaries overseas and he took his whole family to Peru to experience missions there. He has performed funerals for co-workers and often engages in spiritual conversations with his clients.
Michael Wiseman has been a life-long resident of Southern Maryland. His deep roots give him a passion for our community, especially the poor, imprisoned, orphans and widows. His passion for justice and his love for people shows in everything he does. The teens at Friendship love hearing him pray, and everyone loves hearing him teach, as he is simply a man of the Bible. He and his lovely wife Shirley have three grown children and three amazing grandchildren and have been at Friendship for over ten years.