Eclipse Award Recipient 2021, Pastor Frank D. Lewis, Sr.
Updated: Dec 2, 2021
Pastor Frank D. Lewis, Sr.
Antioch Baptist Church
Pastor Lewis was born in Uno, Madison County, Virginia and comes from a family with a long history in both Madison and Orange Counties. He has been married for 47 years to his lovely wife Shirley and is a devoted father and grandfather. He and his wife have fostered and cared for many children in their home providing food, shelter, and protection in a good family environment.
Pastor Lewis was educated in the Madison County School system graduating from Madison County High School in 1968 after transitioning from the George Washington Carver Regional High School in 1967. Pastor Lewis continued his education taking extended courses from Germanna Community College studying business and supervision. He also attended various seminars at the Baptist General Convention of Virginia.
Always a servant to God and man, Pastor Lewis served as a Trustee, Deacon, Usher, and Choir member at his home church Main Uno Baptist Church in Rochelle Virginia. He began his tenure as Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in 1982 and he also concurrently pastored Mt. Holy Baptist Church in Unionville Virginia therefore, serving Madison and Orange County communities as well as other surrounding counties through outreach ministries he started in the churches. He served as Moderator of the Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association, and Moderator of the Ministers and Deacons Union. Pastor Lewis initiated the founding of the George James Community Center; He is the founder and organizer of Madison Association of Continued Equality (M.A.C.E.) and a past member of Emergency Services Association; Habitat for Humanity. Currently, he is a member of the NAACP Culpeper, the Madison Free Clinic Board, and the Chairperson of George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Association.
Pastor Lewis retired from Allegany Power Company after 32 years and continues to devote his life to serving God and serving His people. Pastor Lewis says “I love community and love helping people in whatever way I can. I feel like that’s what the Lord has designed His people to do. According to the scriptures, God is love and he that loves is born of God and he has eternal life abiding in Him.”
“One of my favorite scriptures that I reference each Sunday in church is Philippians chapter 2, particularly verses 3 through 5 that says; ““Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.””
“I believe this concept will make the world a better place. I want to hear Him say, “well done thy good and faithful servant.””