The founding Pastor of Friendship Grace Brethren Church is Dr. Rich Schnieders. Dr. Schnieders holds a Ph.D. in Christian Philosophy & Apologetics, a Theology Masters and a Bachelor of Biblical Studies. Pastor Rich is a retired Deputy Sheriff having served the citizens of Lee County for 27 years in the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as a Major in 2011. Pastor Rich served for many years in a bi-vocational role as both a Pastor and Deputy Sheriff.
Linda, Pastor Rich’s wife, serves as Church Secretary and Bible teacher for the ladies. Their daughter Kaitlyn & Son in Law Brian are both active at Friendship GBC working in our technical ministries and working with children and youth.