Teresa Friedman Director of Special Events email Teresa is truly a Middle Tennessee girl. She was born in Hartsville, TN & resided in the greater Nashville area most of her life. Happily married for 34 years to Mark Friedman, they have served in a wide variety of ministries and missions for the past 26 years as members of First Baptist Church. They have one son Jason, daughter-in-law Julie, and grandson Hudson, stepson Zach, daughter-in-law Stella, grand girl Abby , and grandson Ian. Her Event Ministry Team at the Family Ministry Center employs over 15 amazing high school and young college age youth students who experience first job skills that they will carry through to adulthood. She has served as the Director of Events for over 15 years, embracing a continuous outreach to young families in the community through birthday parties and church wide socials. She has a unique love for the lost, the hurting, the aged, and the newly born alike; loving others as Christ loves. One of her favorite verses is Isaiah 43:13 “For I am the Lord your God I will take you by the right hand and say to you do not fear for I am with you.” Her favorite hobbies include spending time with grandchildren, “treasure hunting” with Mark, fishing, & traveling.