Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

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 Deacon Ernest Frye (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Reverend Reuben Gregory (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Thelma Frye (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Amelia Hetebrink (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Jester Hairston ...
 Rolly Forbes (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Barbara Montgomery ...
 Casietta Hetebrink (88 episodes, 1986-1990)
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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some very different ideas of how do things. The parishoners, seeing that the best path probably lies between the two, play the two squabbling men off each other to keep things on a more or less even keel. Adding to the fray is the Deacon's daughter Thelma, who gradually becomes attracted to the new Reverend. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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27 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Rosetta LeNoire originated the role of Leola Henderson Forbes. She left the series after the second season to join the cast of Family Matters (1989), and was replaced by Montrose Hagins. Hagins stayed with the show until the end of its run. See more »

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Thelma Frye: [crying] I never want my children to feel so much love!
Rev. Reuben Gregory: Pregnant.
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Amen! Amen! Amen!
18 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Amen was a good sitcom. It was set in a Protestant Church led by Sherman Hemsley's character. The show had a stellar cast including Jester Hairston, Roz Ryan and Barbara Montgomery as sisters which was truly believable, Clifton Davis as the new pastor and the love of the head minister's daughter played by Anna Maria Horsford. After a while, you began to believe that this environment existed. It was set in Philadelphia which was a change of pace from New York City. Amen and 227 were usually aired on Saturday nights before Golden Girls. Amen was a well-written, acted show. It was the kind of church that I wished I belong too at times. It also showed that Sherman Hemsley was talented to hold his own show as well besides being best known as George Jefferson. He will always be George to us but we have to acknowledge that the Jeffersons did move on and prospered as well and rightfully so.


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