Mrs. Gelenia Aaron Frencher is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. She was raised as a child in First Mt. Zion Baptist Church, but later joined Salem Baptist Church as a young adult.
She married the “love of her life”, the Rev.Michael A. Frencher, Sr., June 1, 1985. She became a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. She has been First Lady of St. Stephen (Hamlet, NC), Wesley Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Trinity AMEZ (Greensboro, NC.) They became a cohesive team of leaders placing God first in their lives and a commitment of service to others. She has demonstrated, in so many ways, her love and dedication to being a servant leader and missionary extraordinaire.
For 20 years she served with her husband at Trinity AME Zion Church, she has been involved on many levels. Her activities have included the following: President of the West Central North Carolina Conference Home Missions, Greensboro District Young Adult Missionary Society Coordinator, National Minister Spouses and Widower’s Fellowship, Deaconess, Marriage Ministry, Member of the Sunday school, Christian Education Department and Young Adults in Christian Ministries, Director of the 21st Century Program and Summer Camping Program. In addition, she is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Mrs. Frencher received the Bachelor of Science degree at Bennett College and completed additional studies at North Carolina A&T State University. After serving as a Head Start teacher with the Guilford Child Development Program, she was later employed as a teacher with the Guilford County School System.
On July 20, 2012, her husband, Bishop Michael Angelo Frencher Sr., became the 101 bishop in the line of succession in the AME Zion Church.
They are the proud parents of Michelle Elizabet Bell (Brandon) and Michael Angelo Frencher Jr.
Her love of God, commitment to her husband, her children and the membership of our great denomination will guide her to greater heights as she assumes the role of Missionary Supervisor.
2012 – 2016 Missionary Supervisor of Eastern West Africa Episcopal District
2016 – 2020 Missionary Supervisor of Southwestern Delta Episcopal District
To God be the glory for the things He has done – “The time has come”.