I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:4

Homecoming 2017

12 Hour Jericho Prayer Walk

The purpose of the Jericho Prayer Walk is to tear down negative strongholds and to build us up in positive ways (Joshua 6:1-21).  This 12 Hour Walk will be outside and the route is one-half mile long.  Please walk and pray for at least one hour for the posted prayer causes/concerns.  We will have a circle prayer at the beginning of each hour.  Route:
  •  McAllister Drive to sidewalk at 3400 Beatties Ford Road
  • Left on sidewalk to Friendship Village Place
  • Left on Friendship Village Place to Colemon Kerry Drive
  • Left on Colemon Kerry Drive back to McAllister Drive
There is no registration but we do ask you to check in at the Welcome Tent before you walk.  We will record the number of laps you walk so please give us this information at the end of your walk.

Tailgate Fellowship

Join us as we share in the festive “fun” fellowship of tailgating.  Come celebrate with your church family and friends.  Let’s enjoy good food, engage in conversations, visit the antique car show, connect with vendors at the vendor showcase, participate in the various activities for all ages, view the arts, take an old fashion photo and much more!  You are asked to bring your favorite tailgate party food, tents, chairs, tables, board games, etc.  For more information, visit www.fmbctailgate.org.

Click Here to Register

Classic Car and Truck Show

Come visit the antique car and truck show during Tailgate fellowship.

If you would like to register your car or truck, please click here or contact one of the following persons:

  • Bro. Jerome Johnson, jerome@cpgcomp.com
  • Bro. Randy Waymer, randy@cpgcomp.com
  • Sis. Phyliss Caldwell, pcaldwell@friendshipcharlotte.org 

Homecoming 2017

Homecoming Services 
Sunday, September 17th @ 8:00am and 10:15am

Annual Bible Study and Revival
Monday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 20

  • Bible Study Facilitator, Rev. Martin Espinosa
  • Revivalist, Dr. Leslie Braxton

Bible Study Facilitator: Rev. Martin Espinosa

Rev. Martin Espinosa
Pastor and Founder of Ray of Hope Community Church in Nashville, TN

Reverend Espinosa is Pastor and Founder of the Ray of Hope Community Church in Nashville, TN.  Ray of Hope’s commitment is to be a community church with a global outreach that invests its time, talent, and treasure in kingdom building everywhere. Rev. Espinosa’s particular ministry interest lies in the area of preaching healing and deliverance to people who have been hurt, hindered or left without hope in this rapidly changing world.  With this in mind, Rev. Espinosa has preached, lectured and led local and national workshops on issues related to family relationships, fathering, male sexuality, overcoming childhood sexual abuse, and the relationship between male spirituality and sexuality.  He has gained national recognition for his insightful preaching and unambiguous teaching of the gospel.

The founding philosophy of Ray of Hope Community Church is Created with a Purpose: Called to Serve the Community. With that as the church’s ministry foundation, it is proud to boast of outreach ministries that have included partnering with a battered women’s shelter for mothers and their children who needed safety and refuge, an adult education ministry which assisted persons in earning their GED degrees, hosting economic empowerment seminars which have led both the church to buying and developing much of the property adjacent to the church and to members owning homes and increasing wealth.  The church has partnered with a neighborhood school to ensure students have uniforms and necessary school supplies to enhance the learning experience.

Reverend Espinosa earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from American Baptist College (Summa Cum Laude), Nashville, TN, with a concentration in Bible and Theology.  He received the Masters of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University Divinity School where he focused on Homiletics (Preaching). Further studies were done at Vanderbilt toward a M.A./PhD. in Homiletics and Ethics.

Reverend Martin L. Espinosa was born on the Caribbean twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago where he received his early education in the Catholic school system.  Reverend Espinosa accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of thirteen (July 27, 1977) during an Inter-School Christian Fellowship Bible Camp.  He was later baptized at Mt. Pleasant Independent Baptist Church (February 26, 1984).  Reverend Espinosa was ordained by the Bethel Baptist Church in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on May 27, 1988, under the pastorate of the Reverend Dr. Bentley Thomas.

Reverend Martin L. Espinosa is married to Rev Dr. Renita J. Weems (writer, biblical scholar, and national speaker).  The couple has facilitated marriage and family workshops across the country which are aimed at building and strengthening the Black family and protecting the future of Black children.  Rev. Espinosa and his wife are the blessed parents of one daughter, Savannah Nia.






Revivalist: Dr. Leslie Braxton

Leslie David Braxton, D.Min., M.Div., B.A.
Senior PastorNew Beginnings Christian Fellowship Of Kent, WA

The Reverend Doctor Leslie David Braxton was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 2, 1961. His childhood and formative years were spent in the Great Northwest, in the city of Tacoma, Washington. He was baptized at the age of six at his home church, Bethlehem Baptist.

In 1983, Reverend Braxton received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Puget Sound. He received the Master of Divinity Degree from the Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 1987. In 1996, the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, conferred upon Rev. Braxton the Doctor of Ministry Degree in the study of Afri-Centric Bible Hermeneutics.

Doctor Braxton’s pastoral assignments have included:

  • 1987-1999, First Shiloh Baptist Church of Buffalo, New York.
  • 1999-2005, Mount Zion Baptist Church of Seattle, Washington.
  • 2005-Present, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship of Kent,

Doctor Braxton regularly preaches revivals and special occasions, and facilitates workshops for churches throughout the nation.  He is also a frequent speaker and presenter on college and seminary campuses.  Doctor Braxton is an avid promoter of social justice, educational excellence, physical and emotional health and well-being, and community involvement.

Doctor Braxton is a 2000 inductee to the prestigious Morehouse College Board of Preachers.  He is a member of the Evangelicals for Middle East Unity (EMEU) and currently serves as President of the Congress of Christian Education for the North Pacific Baptist Convention.

Doctor Braxton is married to his hometown sweetheart, the former Shelia Denell Stubbs. The two are blessed with one daughter, Karissa, 2014 graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC (B.A. Communications).  They also have a son, Samuel, 2016 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA (B.S. Kinesiology). Doctor and Mrs. Braxton are also the former guardians of a nephew, Ramon Bryant Braxton, a graduate of both Morehouse College (BA, Music Theory) and Morgan State College (MA, Music Theory).

Doctor Braxton’s family motto is

Shelia is the love of my life.
Karissa is the darling of my life.
Samuel is the pride of my life.
Ramon is the Privilege of my life.
But JESUS is the center of my joy.