After AME Bishop Election, Rev. Frank Reid III to Leave Baltimore’s Bethel AME Church After 28 Years of Ministry

Bethel AME Church Pastor Frank Reid
Bethel AME Church Pastor Frank Reid

The longtime senior pastor of Bethel AME Church in Baltimore will be leaving.

The Rev. Frank Reid III was elected bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church during a meeting of the church’s leadership in Philadelphia. He is following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

Reid has served Bethel AME for 28 years, making him the longest-serving pastor of the church.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement, saying, “Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid III is a remarkable community leader who I am deeply proud to congratulate as he begins his new role as the 138th bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His advancement is a testament of the history, leadership and profound influence of Baltimore‚Äôs faith communities and African-American heritage. I am confident that he we will continue to elevate his ministry and excel in his new capacity. As his friend, I also wish him many more years of impact and success.”

Source: WBAL TV