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’s 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