Meet Our Staff

Rev. Gary Shaw

Senior Pastor
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Hi, my name is Pastor Gary Shaw.  My wife Jan and I want to personally invite you to come and visit us here at Friendship.

I am living the dream!

I graduated from Braham High School in 1975 and after moving to the cities to attend commercial photography school I never dreamed that one day God, “The Great Orchestrator” would bring me back to Braham to serve Him and the wonderful people here.  When I was in school I used to drive by the corner of Cherry and West Central Drive when it was an implement dealer selling equipment to farmers so they could work the soil, plant seed and bring in a harvest. (I think you know where I am going with this).  As I raced by in my red 1966 Ford Mustang, windows down, music blasting, I could never have imagined that the Lord would one day ask me to join with other believers to put a church on that very spot.

Now God is using the Friendship Family to work the soil, plant seeds and with God’s blessing bring in a harvest of wonderful people on their way to Heaven because they love and trust Jesus Christ as Savior.

If you have never met Jesus let us introduce you to Him. It’s the beginning of the adventure you have always dreamed of.  If you already know the Lord and are looking for a family of believers who love God and love people come join us this Sunday.  Let the friendship begin!

All for Jesus!

Pastor Gary

Andrew & Mary Shaw

Associate Pastor
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My wife Mary and I have been serving the Lord together in ministry for over seven years.  Whether it’s youth ministry, preaching and teaching, or helping with music on Sunday, we love our church and the people of Braham!   I’ve got a heart for evangelism and preaching and I try to share the good news every chance I get.  It’s no secret; I’m also an outdoor enthusiast. Much of my free time is spent enjoying the outdoors and all the people the Lord brings into my life.

Laura Witwicke

Children's Pastor
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Pastor Laura Witwicke is our nursery coordinator and also heads up our Wednesday night Kid’s Club for the growing number of 1st – 5th graders here at Friendship. If you have any questions or would like to be involved in Children’s Ministry, see Pastor Laura. We have a place for you here at Friendship!

Jason and Mai Nyia Nordby

Youth Pastor

Pastor Jason and Mai Nyia Nordby are the leaders of the youth ministry “Element” here at Friendship. With four spunky girls, there is never a dull moment at the Nordby’s. Their passion and dream for their children and the teens at Element  is one in the same, that they would know the love that God has for them and that they would live a life walking in the freedom that only Jesus Christ gives! Element youth group is on Wednesday nights at 6:30-7:45 for 6th grade- 12th grade. If you have any questions about Element or maybe of how you can be involved, Pastor Jason would love to talk with you.

2 Corinthians 5:17New International Version (NIV)

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!