Bishop Michael A. Frencher, Sr.
Southwestern Delta Episcopal District
Bishop Michael A. Frencher

Born: June 17, 1953, Detroit, Michigan

Married: Mrs. Galenia Frencher

Children: Two Children

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He is a graduate of the University of Detroit in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He received his M.Div. degree from Hood Theological Seminary in 1981and his D.Min. in 1992 from the Pittsburg Theological Seminary, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

His pastorates include Mount Zion and Indian Hill churches 1980-1981. He moved to Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, Greensboro, North Carolina from 1981-1984. He next served St. Stephens AME Zion Church in Hamlet, North Carolina from 1984-1988 after which he was moved to Wesley Center AME Zion Church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania from 1988-1992. Bishop Frencher was elevated to the episcopacy from Trinity AME Zion Church, Greensboro, North Carolina as the 101st bishop in succession.

Bishop Frencher has been an Adjunct Professor at Hood Theological Seminary since 1994 and has served on the Connectional Budget Committee. Additionally, Bishop Frencher served as treasurer of the Western North Carolina Conference of the Piedmont Episcopal District for 20 years.


  • February 24, 2018
    We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of:
    Rev. Mary Terrelle Stevens

    Family Hour: 2/24/2018 9am -11am
    Celebration of Life: 2/24/2018 11am

    First AME Zion Church
    54 McDounough Street
    Brooklyn NY 11216

    Expressions May Be Sent To:
    Mrs. Ruth Young
    176-16 Linden Blvd
    Jamaica NY 11434

    Mr. Michael A. Stevens, Sr.
    600 Gates Avenue, #6C
    Brooklyn NY 11221


  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.

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