A Friend is something Special because Jesus calls us His Friend. John 15:13 says "Greater Love hath no man that he lay down his life for his Friends." In the book of John 15:14 Jesus said: "Ye are my Friends if ye do whatsoever I command you." Apostle Dr. Elbert Bolden is my friend. Over 20 years ago he followed the instructions of GOD that prophesied that I would someday have a ministry serving the Lord. Due to the friendship, mentorship, leadership and guidance of Apostle Dr. Elbert Bolden this prophecy has come to pass. I met Apostle Dr. Elbert Bolden when I was 15 years old and he was on leave from the United States Air Force. He was always a man that would tell it like it is. I knew right away he had the right 4 letters in his last name. "Bold." One thing I learn from him is that the truth hurts. However, if it lines up with the Word of God it will get you through pain and through life. Apostle Dr. Elbert Bolden became my mentor and brought me to accept Christ as my Lord and Savior. I now Pastor and Teach the Word of GOD because of My Friend, Apostle Dr. Elbert Bolden.