Annual Friend's Day Scheduled

By M. Patterson |  May 15, 2012

Fairview Baptist Church, located at 1700 N. E. 7th Street in Oklahoma City, will hold its 15th Friend’s Day observance on Sunday, May 27.  The day’s agenda is Sunday School Study Groups at 8:30 a.m. and Morning Worship at 10:00 a.m.  The emphasis will be in association with the church’s 2012 theme, “Being the Church Today.”
Friend’s Day at Fairview, which is evangelistic in nature, is a time set aside for the congregation to celebrate friendships.  In preparation for the celebration, the entire membership work in a united effort to invite neighbors and friends, especially those that are unsaved and unchurched, to share in worship on that day.  “Some people who would never think of attending church by themselves will respond positively if asked,” stated Senior Pastor J. A. Reed, Jr.  “Friend’s Day gives every member an opportunity to play a major role in the evangelistic outreach of their church.”
Reverend Cleo J. McGlory, Evangelism Minister at Fairview and Chairman for the event, is leading the membership in a threefold witnessing campaign:  1) a massive sweep of the residential area surrounding Fairview; 2) each member personally engaged in inviting friends and neighbors, and 3) reaching out to all Fairview members, encouraging them to be in attendance on that day. 
The 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship preacher will be Rev. Jerry L. Franklin, a native of Louisiana.  Rev. Franklin completed his undergraduate studies at Bishop College of Dallas, Texas, and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion with a minor in Christian Education. He is an advocate for education and has held numerous positions in the field of education in the state of Louisiana.  He is also a passionate and active community and civic servant. 
Rev. Franklin began his assignment in the Gospel Ministry in Louisiana in 1980.  His pastoral work includes serving in Oklahoma City as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Concord Baptist Church.  He returned to his home state of Louisiana in 1994 where he continued his pastoral ministry.  He is the author of a booklet entitled “Prayer Explosion for a Ministry-Minded Church” (1995) and is the recipient of numerous religious awards.
The Fairview Family extends an invitation to its friends throughout the Oklahoma City community to worship with them on May 27 and experience the joy of Christ.  For additional information, call the church at 405-232-1621 or visit the church website at  Those in need of transportation should call 405-471-9494.