Pastoral Staff

About our Pastor
Rev. Kenneth C. Curry, Jr.

The Reverend Kenneth C. Curry, Jr., is a native of Los Angeles, California, where he was born and raised and is the oldest of four children. He began his formalized ministry at True Vine Baptist Church, of Lynwood, California, under the leadership of Pastor John Hopkins.  There he was licensed and ordained in 1991 and 1995 respectively.

Upon graduation from high school, Rev. Curry attended and graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with undergraduate and graduate degrees.  In 1995, he earned Bachelor degrees in both Psychology and Communications, followed by a Master’s degree in Education in 1996.  Upon graduation from Oral Roberts University, Rev. Curry began a career in Social Services which lasted approximately seven years before yielding to the call of full-time ministry.  In 2001, Rev. Curry joined Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) of Yorba Linda, California to serve as the Youth Minister. He quickly demonstrated his administration and organizational skills which inevitably caused his position to evolve into Minister of Children, Youth, and Young Adults. In 2011, Rev. Curry advanced to the position of Executive Minister, executing the day-to-day operations of the church, worship/ministry planning, and general ministry execution.

Rev. Curry obtained his Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. He received the schools highest graduating honor, “The William O. Crews Presidential Leadership Award” and is considered a chief among leaders! Now Rev. Curry is in current pursuit of his Doctorate in Ministry degree in Advanced Biblical Preaching at Biola’s Talbot School of Theology.

On September 1, 2013, Rev. Kenneth Curry accepted the call to be the Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, of Yorba Linda, California. He assumed the helm when the church’s only Pastor, Bishop James D. Carrington, retired after 48 years of service.  FBC is one of the largest Baptist churches in north Orange County with many congregants who travel from surrounding cities and counties to experience God in the faith community affectionately known as the “Ship”.  As Rev. Curry moves into his new role as Senior Pastor, he strives to continue serving the Kingdom of God with excellence and leading Friendship Baptist Church into its fullness of purpose and blessings, in God’s fullness of time

On June 14, 2014 he welcomed the former Karima A. Deadrick as his new bride and ministry partner. They are excited about what the future hold for them as a couple and family, in ministry, the community, and ultimately the world.  

Ministry & Administrative Staff

Rev. Eric Archer, II

Minister of Worship,
 Strategy & Engagement

Kito Bell

Executive Director of 
Business Affairs

Valerie Bordeaux

Executive Director of Program,
Design & Implementation

Deborah Warren

Executive Assistant to the Pastor

Leigha Carrington

Membership Services

Kenneth Jordan

Finance Manager

Lester McKinney

Facility Manager

Angelica Reid

Senior Administrative Assistant

Joyce Jackson

Director of Christian 
Education & Discipleship

Rev. Dr. Linda Long

Director of Counseling,
Outreach & Evangelism

Rev. Felton Patrick Christian

Outreach Coordinator 

Rev. Belinda Wheaton-Wright

Caregiver Specialist 

Rev. Jaron Singley

Minister of Children,
Youth & Young Adults

Tonya Brown

Student Ministries Coordinator 

Felecia Harris

Children's Church Coordinator

Edith Brown

Nursery Lead

Rev. Terry Abercrombie

Women's Ministry &
Singles Ministry Coordinator

Deacon Charles Owens

Sonya Griffin

Candace Clark

Men's Ministry Coordinator

Interim Director of 
Celebration Arts
Media Coordinator