Friday night is football, movie, and family night for many but one church turned Friday night into a sport filled with joy, friends in ministry, and a spirit filled evening with nationally renown Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, Presiding Prelate of the Third Episcopal District of The African Methodist Episcopal Church. Many local Pastors were present supporting the Revival.
The Methodist Ministers Affiliation of Toledo, served as Host Pastors to Bishop Reid coming to Warren for the one night revival. He also serves as the Bishop who oversees Warren church and many other churches in the states of Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania. He has been a voice crying in the wilderness for Social Justice for many years. His service was even shown locally to two seniors who were 90 plus years of age in attendance to the service, where he gave each of them $100.00 for still being engaged in the work of the Lord.
Bishop Reid serves on many National Boards across the country. He is the first in the AME Church to be a third-generation Bishop, as his father and grandfather for whom he is named, also served the church.
His message for the evening was taken from Acts 4: 29 - 32 vs., where he encouraged the Body of Christ to take their rightful place and be about the business of the Lord because there is a blessing in it. He further challenged the saints in attendance to recognize how much power that they have when they are in the hands of Jesus. His subject for the evening was " Get Better, Not Bitter"!
Prior to the service, many of the pastors, members, and friends gathered for a fellowship Meet and Greet with light refreshments and an opportunity to spend time together preparing for the night of inspiration, unity, and joy that was indeed shared as the evening progressed.
Dr. Otis Gordon, an affiliate Pastor serving with Bishop Reid, was the Host Pastor. Rev. Rose Russell is the President of the MMA of Greater Toledo. To God be the glory, for it was indeed a One Night Revival at Warren. God bless you Dr. Gordon and Pastors of the MMA for an evening well spent.