Bishop F.D. Washington

Bishop from United States of America

Bishop Frederick Douglas "F. D." Washington (January 1, 1914 - January 19, 1988) was a renowned Pentecostal minister of the Washington Temple Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in Brooklyn, New York. His most famous protege is Rev. Al Sharpton, whom he licensed and ordained as a minister at the age of nine. Named for famed civil rights leader Frederick Douglass, the future minister was born Frederick Douglas Washington on January 1, 1913 in Arkansas. He later served as a pastor for a church in Montclair, New Jersey. With his wife, Madame Ernestine Beatrice Washington, who was called "The Songbird of the East," Washington moved to Brooklyn New York to set up a tent at 966 Fulton street. This ministry was known as "The Sawdust Trail". From there his ministry grew until he was able to purchase the old Loew's Theatre that stood at 1372 Bedford Avenue. Eventually, Washington Temple COGIC, with about 3,000 members, became one of the largest congregations of any denomination located on Long Island, NY. Washington served as assistant Jurisdictional Prelate to the late Bishop O. M. Kelly before finally succeeding him in 1983. He also served on the General Board of the Church Of God In Christ  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
United States of America
Ernestine Washington
Presenter, Bishop, Evangelist, Radio personality, Pastor


Date of death
Cause of death
Heart failure
Place of death

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