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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 Amelia Hetebrink 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Jester Hairston ...
 Rolly Forbes 110 episodes, 1986-1991
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 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 »

Quotes

Thelma Frye: [crying] I never want my children to feel so much love!
Rev. Reuben Gregory: Pregnant.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) See more »

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Shine on Me
Composed by Andraé Crouch
Performed by Vanessa Bell Armstrong
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Entertaining
2 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

This show is great for a few laughs. Sherman Hemsley is the funniest character on the show. I think this show is fun, but not as much fun as "Martin". If you are "religious" you might enjoy this show even more.

My rating: 8 out of 10


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