Brother John Friederich grew up in Clearwater, FL. He is a graduate of United States Coast Guard Academy where he graduated in 1987 with a B.S. in Math/Computer Science. He served as an officer in the Coast Guard for over 6 years and is a Desert Storm Veteran. At the age of 30, Bro. Friederich accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior, was baptized and began his Christian journey. In 2007, Bro. Friederich surrendered to preach and completed his seminary training at the Landmark Baptist Institute in Mauldin , SC. He was ordained in August of 2008 by Eastern Landmark Missionary Baptist Church where he pastored for 10 years before leaving to become missionary pastor at Providence Baptist Church. The mission is sponsored and Bro. Friederich is sent by White Oaks Baptist Church in Mauldin, SC. Bro. Friederich is married to Kathy, has two grown daughters and three boys who still live at home. Bro. Friederich also works full time as an Information Manager for Michelin.