Brian McClure

Friendship Baptist Church
Friendship Baptist Church was established as a result of a revival meeting in the summer of 1872 in an old log schoolhouse located just east of the present site. The original name of the church was Salem Baptist Church, Salem being defined as “The Peaceful” Baptist Church. The 23 charter member church was admitted to the Alvarado Baptist Association in September of 1872. The name was changed the following year to Friendship Baptist Church.
Today Friendship Baptist Church is looking toward the bright future of this family of God. We are a family whose passion is to see transformed lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And we invite you to come and join us in this endeavor to glorify God in Worship, Evangelism, Fellowship, Discipleship, and Missions under the Pastoral leadership of Bro. Brian McClure, the staff, the Deacons and the church body. Please come and be a part of the Great Commission.
Efraim Goldstein Pic

Efraim Goldstein

Or HaGalil (Light of the Galilee)
Efraim and Jeannie Goldstein are Jewish believers in Yeshua who have been serving the Lord in ministry to the Jewish people for more than 35 years. A number of years ago they immigrated to Israel, settled in Tel Aviv, and raised their sons Daniel and Gabi there. 
Jeannie grew up in a Los Angeles-area Jewish home. While committed to the Jewish traditions, a high-school friend aroused her curiosity about Yeshua. After further investigation and study, Jeannie came to believe Yeshua is the Messiah and discovered that wonderful truth, “you can be Jewish and believe in Jesus.”

Her passion is for children, and she has been faithfully teaching children of believers about Yeshua for many years. She conducts weekly “Bible Clubs” for kids in Israel, and teaches and trains others in children’s ministry.

Efraim is from a Conservative Jewish home in the Bronx, New York. He grew up with a deep love and knowledge for the Jewish heritage. Living in New York made it easy to be totally involved with Jewish life, which was an important element in his life and faith.

While in college, he became involved in the late 1960’s counter-culture movement. It was a way for him to explore new spiritual and philosophical truths. At the challenge of a friend, he began to read the New Testament and quickly realized that Yeshua is the promised Messiah. His burden as a new believer was to share the Good News with friends and family, and he saw many of them come to share his belief in Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel.

Efraim served in the Jews for Jesus ministry for 33 years, pioneering its ministry in Israel. His burden is for evangelism and discipleship in Israel. According to Efraim, “Israel is one of the most open places to share the message of Yeshua with other Jewish people. All you need is some courage, and the willingness to share your faith.”

Efraim finished a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, Beeson School of Leadership. The focus of his work was on mentoring and discipling new believers in Israel. He hopes to have opportunities to disciple new believers and help raise up a new generation of believers in Israel.