Bishop Frank Summerfield Memorial

Bishop Frank Summerfield

67 years old
Date of birth: Feb 28th, 1950
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Date of passing: July 02, 2017

Bishop Frank Summerfield, the founder and senior pastor of the Word of God Fellowship Church has died. He was 67 years old.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Summerfield had been a pastor for 22 years.

Summerfield had been a Raleigh resident for more than 40 years, and was described by the Church as being “a devoted husband, father, bishop, friend, mentor, and a great community leader.”

He was a graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University and earned a master’s degree from Montclair State College, as well as an earned doctorate degree from the Universal Life Church, a number of honorary degrees from other colleges and universities, and a consecration as a Bishop from the Christian Faith Center in Creedmoor.

In addition to his work as a minister and the president/CEO of Word of God, Summerfield also helped establish the church’s affiliated Christian academy and daycare center, and taught professionally at Shaw University and Campbell University.

The Word of God Academy produced two well-known professional basketball players, C.J. Leslie and John Wall.

Summerfield is survived by his wife and co-pastor Lady JoeNell Summerfield, and their four children, Frank Jr, Mitchell, Joshua and Valisha.

The burial and funeral arrangements will take place as follows:


The 1st Homegoing celebration will be at Word of God Fellowship Church, and it will take place at 10am on Sunday morning July 9th at:

Word of God Fellowship Church
3000 Rock Quarry Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610

The 2nd Homegoing celebration will begin with the wake.

The wake will begin Monday, July 10th  at 9am–‐11am: The Celebration of Life service will begin at 11am at the following location:

Wake Chapel Church
3805 Tarheel Club Rd.
Raleigh, NC

–‐The Family

In lieu of flowers please donate to Summerfield Ministries or Word of God Christian Academy