Friends with Jesus, Inc., the parent organization of Friendship House of Jesus, is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non profit organization that operates entirely from private monetary contributions. Friendship House operates independently and is supported by individuals who feel led to give of their time and money. While Friendship House does work with many churches and organizations in the community, no one individual or specific group provides a majority of the organization's support. Please pray about helping Friendship House to reach more underprivileged children and teenagers for Jesus Christ.

Please mail your tax-deductible donation to the following address or contact us for information on making a monthly Bank Draft donation.

Jane Forsyth ~ Founder
Friendship House of Jesus 220 N. Russ Street
P.O. Box 513
Bainbridge, Georgia 39818 229-243-1298
As a young teen growing up in Rome, Ga., Jane Forsyth knew what was important in her life. Led by her love for the Lord, Jesus Christ, she has dedicated her life to helping children.

Jane graduated from Georgia State University and entered upon a 20-year teaching career. She has taught kindergarten, first grade and children with behavior disorders, as well as hospitalized and homebound children.

In her classroom she saw children who were victims of poverty and social problems she knew she couldn't solve. She believed there was a need for spiritual training, and knew she could not provide that guidance in the public school classroom.

She began a small Bible club for the underprivileged youngsters in 1991, which met in a small community room on the side of a housing development in West Bainbridge. From that small beginning came the focus of her entire life, Friendship House of Jesus.

2015 Board of Directors

Missy Rollins - President

Nancy Grimsley - Vice President

Marian Monk - Secretary

Justin Gravlee

Rollins Miller

Benny Harrell

Charlotte Howard

Lynn Walker

Tony Cooper

Hunter Bulger

Missy Rollins ~ CEO
Melissa "Missy" Rollins has a huge heart for people who are hurting and a desire to serve the Lord by reaching out to them through prayer, bible study and godly mentorship. Missy has realized that her mission in life was to lead people to the Word of God through love. Always active in the community she has a visible love for people and God as her faith is accompanied by action.
Jimmy Adamson ~ Executive Director

Cell # : 229-220-2454

"Pastor Jimmy" comes to Friendship house with over 20 years of ministry experience. Having graduated from The Baptist College of Florida with a B.A. in Theology he has served as both youth pastor and pastor of 4 churches before coming to Friendship House. Jimmy joined the Friendship Team in 1998 as a member of the Board of Directors and came on staff full time as Director of Operations in 2003. He currently serves as Executive Director

He is an anointed Bible preacher/teacher/leader whose gentle spirit and practical approach has impacted hundreds of lives with the truth of Gods word. His desire is to lead children, youth and adults into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and to disciple them to discover the plan the Lord has for their life. Jeremiah 29: 11-13 is his life verse.
Joshua Paske ~ Administrative Director
Leaving his home in Tallahassee, Florida in 2000 "Mr. Josh" came to Bainbridge with a passion for young people that is contagious.

His vision for ministering to the poor, orphan and widow (James 1:27) has helped birth multiple service projects and programs for adults, children and teenagers through out Decatur County. Josh's focus is on teaching Christian leadership and discipleing young people for Christ.

2005-2010 Chairman - Decatur County Family Connection Partnership
2005/2006 Bainbridge Kiwanian of the Year
2005/2006 Leadership Decatur County Award
2006/2007 President Bainbridge Kiwanis Club

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