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Pastor Timothy D. Careathers

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Pastor Timothy Careathers is the senior pastor/teacher of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, located in Fayetteville, NC and is married to the former Jill L. Baskerville.


Pastor Careathers commenced his preaching ministry in March of 2000 at the Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church, in Chattanooga, TN under the leadership of Pastor Willie Paul. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in theology from American Baptist College in Nashville, TN. Prior to pastoring the Friendship Missionary Baptist church he pastored the Westside Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN for 15 years.


Pastor Careathers’ commitment to social justice and prophetic witness is not only evident in his proclamation of the Gospel but in his community activism and civic leadership throughout his ministry. He has served as a member of the Clergy Koinonia of Greater Chattanooga; as a board member and co-chair of the Spiritual Enrichment Department of the Servant Leadership Christian Fellowship; on the governance committee of the Alternative Seminary; on the Board of Directors of The Sanctuary; on the board of directors at The Bethlehem Center. He is also the co-founder and former president of the Hamilton County Black Caucus in Chattanooga, TN and founder and former board chair of The Net Resource Foundation, an asset based non-profit organization.


He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Theology from the McAfee School of theology, Mercer University.  Pastor Careathers is also a published author of the book “Supernaturally Natural.” 


Do Justice. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.

Pastor Timothy D. Careathers

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