Bro. Frank was born on October 11, 1941. He married Faye Smith Bell on June 16, 1965. They were married 54 years. They had three children: Bethany, Consetta, and Jeremy. He also loved and adored his 5 grandchildren: Breanna, Blake, Emma, Emily, and Andrew.
Bro. Frank co-purchased Manchester Motors in 1972 selling Datsun Vehicles. While owning Manchester Motors, he and his partner built this business into a very successful dealership. Manchester Motors is now known as Roberts Nissan.
The vision for Grace Baptist Church was born in 1970 with Bro. Frank driving a Z-sports car, wearing a Botany 500 suit, and with $1000 in his pocket, as he was driving through Dossett Homes. He saw children playing and saw himself as a child. God began to work in his heart and gave him a compassion for children and people in need of a Savior. Shortly thereafter, with God's calling into the ministry, Bro. Frank transferred his share in the partnership of Manchester Motors, forgoing its value, and only requesting a van to start a bus ministry. He began Grace Baptist Church in a rented building on December 30, 1970 with 32 charter members. He received his Doctorate in Theology from Covington Theological Seminary in 1982.
His vision for the church was to be a lighthouse for the community. His ministry has led thousands of people to Christ. Bro. Frank always strove to help others and his ultimate desire was to always leave "people better than when he found them."
He performed many ministries that helped the community. An example of one of these included spending his entire Thanksgiving Day for many years making hundreds of Thanksgiving meals and delivering them to anyone in the community that was in need.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, Pastor, and friend. He is greatly loved by many people and will be missed by all. Through his vision that he had in Dossett Homes, his ministries will continue reaching people for Christ through Grace Baptist Church. Grace Baptist Church was instrumental in the creation of six other churches in the surrounding communities.
Thank you Bro. Frank for your vision, dedication, devotion, and sacrifice that you have shown over the past 50 years. Your life has made a difference, and your legacy will continue.