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Amen (1986–1991)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Complete series cast summary:
 Deacon Ernest Frye (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
 Reverend Reuben Gregory (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
 Thelma Frye (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
 Amelia Hetebrink (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Jester Hairston ...
 Rolly Forbes (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Barbara Montgomery ...
 Casietta Hetebrink (88 episodes, 1986-1990)


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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Release Date:

27 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pastorit pulassa  »

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(110 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite playing father and daughter, Sherman Hemsley is only ten years older than Anna Maria Horsford. See more »


Thelma Frye: [crying] I never want my children to feel so much love!
Rev. Reuben Gregory: Pregnant.
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Referenced in Family Guy: 3 Acts of God (2014) See more »


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