The new head of Philadelphia's First Community Church, Rev. Rueben Gregory, finds dealing with the headstrong, opinionated and unethical Deacon Ernest Frye - who works as a lawyer when not ... See full summary »

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Ed. Weinberger
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1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   1986  
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Complete series cast summary:
Sherman Hemsley ...  Deacon Ernest Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Clifton Davis ...  Reverend Reuben Gregory 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Anna Maria Horsford ...  Thelma Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Roz Ryan ...  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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The new head of Philadelphia's First Community Church, Rev. Rueben Gregory, finds dealing with the headstrong, opinionated and unethical Deacon Ernest Frye - who works as a lawyer when not tending to church business - isn't going to make his job an easy one.

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Trivia

Rosetta LeNoire originated the role of Leola Henderson Forbes. She left the series after the third 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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Connections

Featured in Black in the 80s: Color TV (2005) See more »

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Shine on Me
Composed by Andraé Crouch
Performed by Vanessa Bell Armstrong
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Country:

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27 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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(110 episodes)

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Stereo

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