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25th Anniversary

Honoring Our Past, Building our Future

Thus far the Lord has helped us. Being confident of this, He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.

I Samuel 7:12b; Philippians 1:6

Information and activities related to FMBC's 25th anniversary will be displayed in this area. Check back frequently for new information.

Wings & Jeans





The Fred L. Estes Memorial Golf Classic

The annual Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church golf classic is being renamed to honor the late Mr. Fred Estes. Mr. Estes was a faithful member of FMBC and an avid golfer. The FMBC golf tournament combined two of his favorite pastimes – golf and fellowship with friends and family.

Please join us for The Fred L. Estes Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, July 14, 2018 as we honor his legacy. The proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Fred L. and Earline N. Estes diversity scholarship and the FMBC college tour.

Saturday July 14, 2018
Heritage Links Golf Course
8075 Lucerne Boulevard
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

$85.00 per golfer
Registration: 8 AM
Shotgun Start Time: 9 AM
Registration and Payment are due by July 1, 2018

Download the Registration Brochure HERE


Rev. Pat Sampson

The Sampson home was among many in which the founders met to seek God’s direction about next steps in the early day of the Fellowship. This September, Ed and Pat Sampson will be celebrating 45 years of marriage.

Pat Sampson was among the first individuals to bring Sunday Meditations when the group first began worshipping at West River Point. Along the way, multiple committees were formed, and Sampson became the chairperson of the Bible Study Committee. This committee functioned not only to help structure a plan for Christian Education beyond Sunday worship but later developed the draft “Call” or purpose statement for what eventually became FMBC: Equip the Saints for Ministry.

The Fellowship met informally for approximately a year before determining that God would have them become a church. Both Ed and Pat Sampson were on the first slate of officers elected by the chartered members. Ed served as the Treasurer and Pat as the Moderator.

Once the ‘Call’ was adopted, efforts to alignment Worship, Christian Education and finances around that spiritual direction proceeded.

Sampson along with many others worked diligently over the early years to develop a series of educational opportunities for worshippers to more fully embrace the ‘Call’ of FMBC. A New Members Handbook was eventually developed and a segment on the ‘Call’ was incorporated and used for many years.

In 1996, Sampson acknowledged God’s call to the Gospel Ministry and was licensed to preach by FMBC in 1997. Later, she entered Bethel Theological Seminary and completed a Master of Divinity equivalency in 2002, as a requirement to be accepted into the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program, with an emphasis on Church Leadership. Sampson was approved for Ordination through American Baptist Churches, USA (ABC) and FMBC. Her Ordination Service was completed in September 2004 and graduated from Bethel Seminary in 2008.


25th Anniversary Homecoming: Save the Dates

Be sure to mark your calendars for several dates in July when we will celebrate the FMBC’s 25th anniversary.

  1. We’ll kick off our Silver Anniversary Homecoming with a formal gala & banquet on July 6th at Brookview Golden Valley.
  2. That will be followed by a weekend full of events starting with our 2nd annual Wings & Jeans event on Friday, July 13th.
  3. Then on Saturday July 14th we will have our annual Golf Tournament.
  4. We will close out the Homecoming weekend festivities with a spirit-filled worship service on Sunday, July 15th where the guest preacher will be the Bishop Sylvester Robinson of Peace Progressive Missionary Baptist Church.

 Mark your calendars with these dates and come back to this item as we add particulars regarding each of the homecoming events.


Tyrone Clark Alfred

Tyrone Clark Alfred was the first of three children born to P. C. Alfred and Annie Mae (Brown) Alfred on February 17, 1948 in Lumberton, Mississippi. The Alfred family believed in God and instilled a strong sense of Belief in their three children. Tyrone was baptized at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church in Lumberton, MS by Rev. Murdoch Smith, where he sang in the choir and was on the Jr. Deacon Board and taught other children during Vacation Bible School.

Tyrone was raised in the Jim Crow Era South, during this time laws enforced racial segregation and Tyrone was forced to attended segregated elementary and high schools. Growing up Tyrone knew Black men that had been lynched and shot by the Ku Klux Klan. On one occasion Tyrone was threatened by the local sheriff and arrested for stopping on the side of the road to help a senior citizen. It was in that instance Tyrone was lead to participate in the Civil Rights Movement. During his time of activism, Tyrone participated in several demonstrations as well as the Civil Rights Voter Registration Movement.

In 1966 Tyrone graduated from John Jefferson High School in Purvis, Mississippi. After Graduation Tyrone attended Rust College in Holly Springs, MS. Rust College happened to be a Methodist College which required regular Bible Study. At Rust Tyrone majored in Social Science and minored in Sociology, he also sang in the Rust College A Capella Choir. Tyrone also became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. While pursuing his degree Tyrone continued his activism in the Civil Rights Voter Registration Movement. Tyrone’s parents had been very supportive of his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, as they were also advocates for Civil Rights. Tyrone will always remember the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he and some classmates were attempting to go to Memphis to participate in the march in support of Sanitation Workers but they were detained by the Ku Klux Klan who held them at gun point on campus.

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