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Our Senior Pastor 


A visionary that is concerned about the condition of people’s souls, Dr.  Enoch E. Holloway is the Senior Pastor of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church. He and First Lady, Marion Holloway serve Friendship Chapel in a multitude of ministries aimed at preaching and teaching all those with whom they come in contact.


Dr. Holloway accepted his call into the gospel Ministry and preached his initial sermon in May of 1980.  He was called to the pastorate of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in September, 1982 and has continued to serve in that capacity for 37 years.

Dr. Enoch E. Holloway, Sr. 

His visionary leadership, enlightening sermons, and great sense of humor touch hundreds of lives on a weekly basis.  Friendship Chapel has experienced tremendous growth in discipleship, community outreach services and physical facilities during his productive pastorate.  Dr. Holloway’s desire is that Friendship Chapel be a lighthouse in the community.  To that end, he has implemented many ministries and programs and has had the vision to make sure that all who come are blessed by the encounter.


Dr. Holloway received a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Augustine University, Masters of Divinity from Shaw University, both in Raleigh, N. C., and Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.  He retired from the Office of State Budget and Management after a successful 27 year career as senior budget analyst. A lifelong learner, he has been an adjunct professor at St. Augustine’s University and currently teaches at Northeastern Regional Bible College in Oxford, North Carolina.


Dr. Holloway has served the local community through various organizations and has worked

diligently to tear down walls of racism. In 1999 he was presented the Light of Hope award by the Wake County Board of Education.  He was given the Bill Hogarth award for outstanding service by the Alliance of AIDS Services of the Research Triangle in 1991.  He also received the Outstanding Service Award presented by the Tri-County areas of Johnston, Cumberland, and Lee Counties for services to the HIV/AIDS community in 2002.


Fulfilling the Great Commission, Dr. Holloway has preached throughout the United States. He has also traveled to Cameroon, West Africa, Zimbabwe and British Guyana in South America where in addition to preaching he provided missionary support.


Evidence of Dr. and Mrs. Holloway’s great passion for our Church and community is reflected in their dedication of Hope House for the extending of the Church into the community.  Hope House provides tutoring, mentoring, Bible study and various missionary outreach activities.


Dr. Holloway and First Lady Marion together have four children:  Sharon (Les); Enoch, Jr. (Valeria); Jenelle (Jason); Yorel (Drew), and eight grandchildren: Jaron, Shayla, Enoch III (Trey), Jacob, Camden, Nicholas, Ava and Ashton.

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