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Friendship Baptist Church
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV)
Reverend Bruce W. Henderson, Sr. is the second son born to Tom Henderson, Jr. and the late Frankie Rose Henderson, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is married to Mrs. Joi G. Henderson. As a youth, he accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, and was baptized by Rev. O.L. Huntley, Sr. at the New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church of Graysville, AL. He accepted the Divine Call of the Master to preach the Word of God, and has been making full proof of his ministry calling. He served as Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Birmingham, AL and The Mount Zion Baptist Church of Cordova, AL. In November 2003, he was called to serve as Pastor of The Shiloh Baptist Church of Brighton, AL.
Pastor Henderson’s diminutive frame, weighing in at 140 pounds and scaling a height of five feet, nine inches, in no way reflects his powerful, anointed preaching ability. His tenor voice articulates with clarity and precision a Christ-centered, Bible-based, message with relevance for the 21st century. Considered by many to be a “Preaching Machine,” his anointed preaching addresses the issues and problems of today and provides Biblical answers in a positive and uplifting way. Some of his most memorable and impactful sermons include: “From Broke to Blessed,” “How to Raise “G” Rated Children In An “R” Rated Society,” “It Ain’t Over Till God Says It’s Over,” “Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself,” “Something To Shout About,” and “A Crook That Met Christ.”
Pastor Henderson is passionate about proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, making the Word of God relevant in the lives of believers, and building the Kingdom of God in the congregation as well as the community. His emphasis on the need for spiritual growth and development through the teaching of God’s Word has resulted in dramatically increased attendance at Bible Study and Sunday School. Pastor Henderson is much sought after to teach in Bible Conferences and to Preach the Word of God. His favorite quote is “Just a Voice Crying in The Wilderness.” In October 2015, Pastor Henderson was called to be the Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, AL where the Lord is doing great things.