Ministerial Career: Pastor Frank D. Stevenson Sr. acknowledged his call to preach in February, 2003. He preached his trial sermon “A Weeping Savior” that same year at Greater Grace Temple Church. He then reunited with Galilee Primitive Baptist Church and spent the next year training in ministry under Elder Robert Stevenson. In January, 2005, he accepted the invite to serve as the 5th pastor of St. James Primitive Baptist Church in Pulaski, TN while in Pulaski, TN God blessed Pastor Stevenson to change lives and grow the church. In February 2007, the St. Luke P.B. Church body unanimously elected Elder Frank D. Stevenson to serve as the 8th Pastor of their prestigious and historical church. The membership at St. Luke grew from 50 to over 1,000 during the course of his ten year leadership tenure. Pastor Stevenson was elected 2011 “Pastor of the Year” for the Nashville Gospel Music Award. He had the privilege of serving as the Vice President of the Tennessee State Primitive Baptist Convention and the Vice Moderator for the Cumberland Association of Primitive Baptist Churches.
Pastor and Lady Stevenson started the “City of Grace Church” in July 2017 with 56 members. Together they reach and touch so many lives through their intentional focus on community outreach and empowerment. Pastor Stevenson is recognized as a community leader who has a history in moving the needle of community despair.
Professional Career: Pastor Frank D. Stevenson currently serves as the Dean of Students at Tennessee State University. He previously served as the Deputy Executive Director at Drexel Preparatory, and Deputy Director for the Office of Minority Health with the Tennessee Department of Health. He obtained a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a Master’s in Public Administration from Murray State University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Public Administration at Tennessee State University. Frank co-authored the Tennessee Minority Health Status Report of 2006. His other previous experiences include working for the Phil Bredeson campaign, working with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and working in Student Affairs on the college campus of UT Martin. Frank has served on several community boards including the Knowles Senior Citizens Board, The University of Tennessee National Alumni Board of Governors, YES (Youth Encouragement Services), and Partners in the Struggle which is an inner city violence prevention organization. He was recently appointed by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry to the Metropolitan General Hospital Board for a six year term.
Family: Pastor Stevenson was born on February 21, 1974 to the late Renetta Stevenson in Nashville, Tennessee. He has two sisters Theresa Stevenson and Shameka (Eugene) Caldwell, and one brother Ronnie Stevenson. Pastor Stevenson is happily married to Lady Lekita Stevenson and together they are raising seven children.