Friendship Baptist Church Staff


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 minister of music in 2010.
Ken and his wife, Robin, are the proud parents their son Aaron, their daughter Kelly & son-in-law, Thomas, and two lovely grandaughters.



  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 completed his bachelor's degree at Mississippi College after majoring in Christian Studies (Biblical Concentration) and minoring in History. 
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 10, and Judah David, age 8, and they love serving together as a family at Friendship!