Pastor Roy L. Fletcher Sr. was born in the small town of Wilmar Arkansas. SisGean Fletcher was from a neighboring town called Stamps Arkansas. PastorFletcher recalls the first time he saw Sis. Fletcher. She and her nephew were eatingin a neighborhood café. He says that he introduced himself to her that day, “Theresto was history” The two married on November 19, 1955 and will soon celebratesixty-one years of matrimony. From this union they have seven children, Sharon,Michael, Derek, Bernice, Carolyn, Roy Jr. and Curtis. The two have eighteengrandchildren a host of great-grandchildren.They packed up in 1957 and moved from Arkansas to Tacoma Washington. In justa short time, they moved back to Arkansas. Pastor Fletcher says that he could notget his job back in Arkansas, so in 1958 they moved back to Tacoma with twosmall children. Pastor began working at the laundry facility on Fort Lewis. Hiscareer spanned 30 years, when retired he and Sis. Fletcher celebrated by taking atrip to Hawaii.Under the leadership of Pastor Claudell Warren, Pastor Fletcher began hispreaching career at a homeless mission on 35thand McKinley. In 1966, after manyyears of learning, teaching and preaching the Gospel of Christ, Pastor Warrenaccepted the call to Pastor at the Church of God Evangelistic Center in Seattle,WA. Pastor Roy and Sis. Gean Fletcher were called to Pastor Sheridan StreetChurch of God.Under Pastor Fletcher’s Leadership, the church has been richly blessed.In the early 1990’s there were additions made to the church. Sunday schoolclassrooms were added along with an overflow section, wheelchair ramp, officeand restroom. The church was able to move the classrooms from the parsonagethey purchased and rent out the church home.Sister Fletcher has stood by the Pastor’s side whether lending a hand, praying withhim, tending to the children so he could travel, or nudging him while givingdirections, she has been a vital part of the ministry. Sis. Fletcher has served on theUsher Board, Mission Board, Worked in Children’s Ministry, Choir and a PrayerWarrior.During Pastor Fletcher’s Career and Ministry, he took time to further his educationby attending Faith Lutheran Bible College. He also took English and Writingclasses at Tacoma Community College along with classes under the Church of Godincluding correspondence classes in Prophesy.
In 2003, Pastor Fletcher ordained Sis. Sheila White, she served as Assistant Pastoruntil her untimely death in 2006.Pastor Fletcher has spent the past fifty-years winning souls to Christ by spreadingthe Good News of Jesus Christ. Pastor Fletcher is known in the community for hisgenerosity, kind spirit and willingness to say yes when others won’t. PastorFletcher is known for performing weddings and funerals regardless of a person’sability to pay.His favorite Bible scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:17.“Therefore if any man be inChrist, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things arebecome new.” Sister Fletcher is known for quoting the 23rdPsalm. The two of themhave worked to ensure that their family, church family and the Tacoma Communityhave a place to worship and praise God.In 2008 Pastor and Sister Fletcher were honored at a church reunion picnic.Members, family and friends came together to worship and fellowship in theirhonor. In June of 2011, members and friends honored Pastor and Sister Fletcher ata Banquet during Pastor and Wife Anniversary Celebration.Pastor and Sister Fletcher have been ministering for over 50 years, when askedwould they do it again. The answer is unequivocally “YES”. They haveweathered many storms both personally and in the ministry, they did it to glorifyGod and not man. They are both very humbly blessed and enjoy being surroundedby their children, grandchildren and great–grandchildren. With so many additionsto the Fletcher family, they will be blessed for many years to come.
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