Members from Pearly Chapel and Mt. McCrae (Hatoff), two small, rural churches, joined together to form one congregation and to build a new sanctuary on the grounds of the Pearly Chapel site. On January 3, 1999, the first worship service was held in the newly organized Greater New Friendship Baptist Church located on Highway 19 South in Laurens County, Georgia. Since that time, three pastors have served, new ministries have been instituted, and members continue to work and serve together in love and harmony.
The mission of the church is “To seek the salvation of the lost, to promote the spiritual growth of the saved, to minister to the needs of the disadvantaged and to prepare God’s people for a productive life on earth and eternal life in heaven.” With God’s guidance, the church will fervently pursue its mission and give all the glory to the Lord.