About Us

Believers’ Fellowship of Lakeland, Inc. was founded in 1978. Pastors Wayne and Matti Friedt have faithfully preached the Word of Faith and have seen God do amazing things for 40 years. On April 15, 2018, Pastor Wayne and Matti honorably resigned from their pastoral roles and turned the ministry over to their son, Jonathan.
Pastor Jon has served the body of Believer’ Fellowship since 1995 and are anointed to lead us into the next realms of what God has in store. He and his wife Maria have a deep desire to see God sweep through Lakeland with revival; to see God’s Glory manifest with signs and wonders through the hands of the body of Christ, The Church.
At Believers’ Fellowship we endeavor to create an atmosphere for people to have an encounter with God.
We believe… the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God, which is the revelation, or rule of faith and conduct, given by God to mankind. II Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21 …there is one God, eternally existent, creator of heaven and earth and the redeemer of mankind, revealed in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22 …in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule for a thousand years. Matthew 1:23; Mathew 28:6; Hebrews 7:26; Acts 1:9,11; Acts 2:22; I Corinthians 15:3 …in the blessed hope, the catching away of the church at Christ’s return. I Thessalonians 4:16,17; I Corinthians 15:51,52; Titus 2:13
…the only means of being cleansed from sin and becoming a child of God is through repentance to God and faith in Jesus as savior and Lord, the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit. Romans 10:9,10; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:13 …the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body through believing prayer and is available to all. Isaiah 53:4,5; I Peter 2:24; James 5:14-16 …the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, according to Acts 2:4, is given to the believers who ask for it, for the endowment of power for life and service and the bestowment of the gifts of the Spirit and their uses in the work of service. John 7:38,39; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 4:11-13 …the Holy Spirit empowers the believer to live a holy life by His indwelling and sanctifying power. Matthew 10:34-39; Hebrews 12:14; I Peter 1:15,16 …in Heaven and Hell; the saved to everlasting life and the lost to everlasting damnation. Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:4-6,11-15