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Biography of Elder Inous Ellis, Jr. 

Elder Inous Ellis Jr., is a native of Fort Pierce, Florida. Mother, Dianne Gibson and Father, Inous Ellis. Grandparents, the Late Deacon JC and Mother Bernice Gibson and Mother Janine Alexander and the Late Mathas Alexander.

Elder Inous Ellis was very active as a child growing up in the church under his grandfather Deacon J.C. and grandmother Bernice Gibson's mentoring. He excelled in so many ways. He was in the music ministry at church; He was leading singer and played the drums. He would pray, lead devotion etc. He would always say he was taught to always do your best and for God to receive the Glory. He always thanks God for his wife, Jewel, children, and other family members for their support.

Elder Ellis Jr. attended Westwood High School, Indian River State College and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. He attended 5 years of Biblical classes from the National Baptist Publishing Board in Nashville, Tennessee. Elder Ellis was being groomed for now. Under the Leadership of his Pastor, Elder Charles Hendley and Great Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church, he began a new level of Spiritual Growth in the ministry as a Minister and as a Pastor.

Pastor Ellis is a prior member of the city wide praying brand under JC Gibson. Pastor Ellis is also a pillar of JC MIssion of Hope and a recipient of the MBG Scholarship. These both contributed in Pastor Ellis' spiritual grown and ministry. 

On April 26, 2015, he was installed to become Pastor of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church of Wabasso, Fl. As Pastor, he was highly regarded for his passionate love for God, the people, and his undeniable call to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God has truly blessed Elder Inous Ellis Jr, and it is our prayer the God continues to have His hands upon our leader for years to come.

Message from Elder Inous Ellis Jr.

I bring you greetings in His matchless and Marvelous Name Jesus Christ. I am thankful and grateful to God for this undeserved privilege God has given me to serve as your leader for 7 years. My words are inadequate to articulate how humbled I am by this enormous opportunity. However, the words of the Apostle Paul speak accurately to my appreciation in 1Timothy 1:12 “And I thank Christ Jesus our lord, who hath enabled me, for that He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry." Because I am cognizant of this Divine favor, I have been determined, with all my might, not to Dishonor, Disobey, or Disappoint God.

Special thanks to my Pastor, Elder Charles Hendley, Mother Hendley, and Greater Mount Pleasant Family. Thank you for your support and assistance in my growth in Christ.

Thanks to the charities: Mother Anderson, Mother Collings, Sister Parks, Mother Gooding, Elder Jones, Sister Jones, Sister Flowers, Sister Grant and Church members for this appreciation service. Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, I want to thank you for not putting me on a pedestal, but rather on your prayer list; following me as I follow Jesus Christ. It is a sobering thought, for with great power also comes great responsibility and ultimately, accountability to God. I am engaged to deepening my relationship and those whom the Lord has called me to lead. Again, I stand to serve God 2018 and beyond. It is my prayer that God’s Riches Blessings be Upon each of you and your families. As we together, compel a dying world that the wage of sin is death, but the gift of God is Eternal Life.

The journey began on December 7, 2014, Elder Inous Ellis Jr. was called to Friendship and ordained by his Pastor Moderator Charles Hendley.

We thank God for our Pastor and his wife for they have the heart for the church and members. Elder Inous Ellis and Mother Jewel Ellis have served faithfully and given unselfishly of their time and talents for the up building of God’s church “Friendship Primitive Baptist Church.” God is continually, anointing the vision of our Pastor Elder Inous Ellis Jr.

Under his leadership at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, some of the accomplishments are as follows: church remodeled inside, walls, ceilings, painting, replacing restrooms, rewired electric, refinished pulpit, 2 television monitors, new carpet, installed new water line and new water pump at church.

Under Elder Ellis continued leadership and his humble spirit of preaching God’s Word,17 souls have come to Christ. Friendship Church began a Children Sunday School Class, Children Choir, Usher, and Pastors Aid Ministry.

“Our Church is not just a building to walk into; it’s a family to belong to".

Our Motto

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: And there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 

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