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Rev. Franklin D. Florence Sr.

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Phone: (585) ***-****  HQ Phone
Central Church of Christ
101 South Plymouth Ave.
Rochester , New York 14608
United States

Company Description: Central Church of Christ (CCOC) is a Non-Denominational Church located in Downtown Rochester, NY - “A Place Where Everybody Can Be Great Because Everybody Can...   more

Employment History

  • Pastor
    Central Church of Christ
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • President
    Faith Community Alliance
  • Chairman
    Faith Community Alliance
  • Much-in-Demand Preacher
  • Pastor
    West Palm Beach Church of Christ
  • Minister

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Founder
84 Total References
Web References
News-Contact - What's Happening at Central, 20 Aug 2013 [cached]
Minister Franklin D. Florence, I., President 585-325-5531
Franklin Florence, I., Senior Minister
African American Books, Resources for African Americans, 31 May 2011 [cached]
Minister Franklin Florence - Sr. Pastor of Central Church Of Christ & President of F.I.G.H.T.
Ministers, 16 Dec 2013 [cached]
Senior Minister Franklin D. Florence, I. has committed his life to the task of preaching the Gospel. In his youth, he was one of the "boy preachers" who traveled extensively as teenagers with esteemed ministers such as Evangelist Marshall Keeble. Prior to accepting the pastorate of the Central Church of Christ, he served as Pastor of the West Palm Beach Church of Christ in Florida, and for several years as the pastor of the Reynolds Street Church of Christ (now known as the East Henrietta Road Church of Christ). Franklin D. Florence, I. is well known in the Rochester, New York community and nationally as "Minister Florence," the name that became synonymous with his social activism as the first President of the F.I.G.H.T. Organization (Freedom-Independence-God-Honor-Today). His activism is fueled by his strong conviction that Christians and the church must be leaders in causes for social justice and equality. His conviction has not always been deemed favorable in many religious circles where the thought was (and often remains) that the church should separate itself from the social/political arena. Minister Florence is a dynamic personality and a visionary pioneering leader. He has been blessed to see - and countless others have enjoyed - the rewards of his social justice efforts. The Rochester community and area communities owe him a debt of gratitude for the sacrificial work he has done in helping to open doors to fair employment and subsidized housing. He has also been a consistent voice and presence for quality academic and social education in our public school system. Minister Florence has also been intricately involved in programs to improve correctional institutions, and he was one of the Ministers who labored so desperately to prohibit the massacre at the Attica Correctional Institution in the 1970's. His papers that document his involvement in this crusade and others are on file at the University of Rochester Library. Minister Franklin D. Florence, I. is a spiritual man and a student of the Scriptures who is deeply committed to the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has made many sacrifices for its furtherance. He is a "Much-in-Demand" Preacher of the Gospel and has been called to preach for Gospel campaigns all over the United States of America. Untold numbers of people have committed their lives to Christ as a result of Minister Florence's "Scripturally Sound" preaching and teaching. Because of his knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, his spiritual insights, and his tenacity, he is frequently called to local and out-of-state congregations to help solve problems to bring about greater unity in the Body of Christ. In so doing, he heeds the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:10:
Kathryn Terrell, a longtime local ..., 16 Nov 2008 [cached]
Kathryn Terrell, a longtime local entrepreneur who helped start WDKX-FM; Andrew Langston, founder and chairman of the board of WDKX; Minister Franklin Florence, co-founder of the FIGHT organization and promoter of diversity in local business; and the Rev. Raymond Graves, retired pastor of New Bethel C.M.E. Church who also helped found FIGHT, share this year's Loftus C. Carson Lifetime Achievement Award.
ParentPowerProject-2Media Release Archive [cached]
Franklin Florence, President of the Faith Community Alliance and President & CEO of F.I.G.H.T. Village.
Franklin Florence.
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