Friendship Baptist Church Staff              Dr. Robert Self - Pastor Emeritus
                                        "Bro. Bob"

Friendship Baptist Church is honored to have Dr. Bob Self, “Bro. Bob,” presently serving as our Pastor Emeritus. Bro. Bob previously served Friendship for a period of 13 years (2000-2013). He has served numerous churches throughout Mississippi over the last 56 years of ministry. Bro. Bob is one of the most well-loved and well-respected ministers in the state.

            Bro. Bob grew up in Mississippi and attended Tchula High School. From there, he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts from Mississippi College. After completing his college, Bro. Bob was called to preach and attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master’s of Theology with Honors and a Doctorate in Christology and Preaching.   Bro. Bob lives near Batesville and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren when he is not serving as Interim Pastor or preaching at a Baptist church.

Ken Griffith

     Ken Griffith - Minister of Music & Education             
From his college years until the age of thirty, Ken Griffith argued with the Lord about a call into the ministry.  In 1988, while a member and deacon at First Baptist Church, Cleveland, MS he finally surrendered to full time ministry as a student and music minister. 

He graduated from Quitman County High School in 1976.  He continued his education at Northwest Junior College and graduated with an Associate in Education in 1979.  He then went to Delta State University and completed his Bachelor of Science in Social Science in 1981.  He continued at Delta State University earning his Master of Education in Guidance in 1983.  Ken also completed a Certificate in Church Music from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999.

Ken has previously served as Minister of Students & Music at Crowder Baptist Church of Crowder, MS from 1988 to 1989;  Gaston Baptist Church of Booneville, MS from 1989 to 2010.  Ken and his family answered the call to minister at Friendship Baptist Church of Grenada, MS as music & education minister in 2010. Ken and his wife, Robin, are the proud parents of Kelly, and Aaron.  Their son-in-law, Thomas, joined the family in 2011



  Jake Waits - Minister of Youth and Children
As a junior in high school, Jake Waits felt the call of God to a life of Christian service, and followed that calling in Student Ministry. He graduated from Puckett High School in 2002, and continued his education at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. Jake met his wife, Dian while attending Mississippi College and they married each other in 2006.
Jake has previously served as a Student Minister at Truitt Memorial Baptist Church in Pearl, MS Union Baptist Church in Meridian, MS, East Philadelphia Baptist Church in Philadelphia, MS and his family answered the call to serve at Friendship Baptist Church, Grenada, in November of 2009.  Jake has also served as an interim pastor from December of 2004-August of 2005 at Faith Baptist Church in Charleston, MS.Jake and his wife, Dian, are the proud parents of Emma Grace, age 4, and Judah David, age 3, and they love serving together as a family at Friendship!