Pastor Arthur Fletcher
Arthur L. Fletcher was born in 1952 and is the eighth (New Beginning) of eleven children born to the late Rev. John D. and Mrs. Ola Fletcher in Alabaster, Alabama. He currently serves as Suffragan Bishop and Chairman of the Alabama District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. and pastors Calvary Christian Center, located in the heart of Pensacola, Florida.
Suffragan Bishop Fletcher is a second-generation Apostolic Preacher, Teacher, Revivalist, and Lecturer with a sincere desire for souls to be saved. He was saved at the early age of eight and in July of 1976 he formally accepted his calling in the ministry and received his first ministerial license from the Alabama District Council. In 1983, he was sent to Pensacola, Florida, where he was assigned as the pastor of Calvary Christian Pentecostal Church, which only had twelve members. Within one year he was ordained as an Elder in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. organization and after only five years of faithful service to the Alabama District Council, he was elevated to the position of District Elder. His elevation brought with it a collage of challenging tests and trials, but through it all, he remained faithful to the things of God and in 1996, under his leadership, a $1.4 million edifice was constructed by the Calvary Christian Church. In March of 1997, the first service was held at the new edifice and shortly thereafter, he was elevated to the office of Suffragan Bishop. As a progressive and devoted Kingdom Builder, he faithfully served as the Secretary and Chairman for the Alabama District Council Executive Board for eleven years and one term respectively.
Suffragan Bishop Fletcher is a learned leader. He graduated from Thompson High School and continued his education by achieving the following:
- Obtained his BS Degree in Education from the University of Montevallo (1975)
- Obtained his M. ED. Degree from Alabama State University (1983)
- Received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Pentecostal Bible College (1988)
- Attended Aenon Sacred College (P.A. of W.)
- Certified as a high school principal for the State of Alabama Public School System
- Served as an Assistant to the Advisor of Huffman High School for 2 years
- Served as a high school educator for 11 years
- Served as Dean of Alabama Bible Institute for 2 years
- Served 2 terms on the Advisory Board of Montclair Elementary School (Pensacola, FL)
- Served 2 terms on Advisory Board of Tate High School (Pensacola, FL)
- Served as a member of the Florida Housing Coalition
- Served on the Escambia County Zoning Board
Suffragan Bishop Fletcher's ministry is based largely on prayer and belief in the ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, and ONE BAPTISM; the ONE GOD and FATHER OF ALL, WHO IS ABOVE ALL, AND THROUGH ALL, AND IN ALL AND HIS NAME IS JESUS!
After years of service under Calvary Christian Pentecostal Church name, the Lord commissioned him to the change the name of the church to Calvary Christian Center. In 2002, under the guidance of the Holy Ghost, Suffragan Bishop Fletcher and his administration made it possible for the Montclair Community to be designated as an Enterprise Zone by establishing a Community Development Corporation known as CIRCLE, Inc. As an anointed visionary and real estate investor, he has developed several housing complexes:
Suffragan Bishop Fletcher is not only the founder, president and CEO, but he is also a man who has the well being of people at heart. To add to his list of many accomplishments, he also oversees the operation of Calvary's Daycare.
- Alabaster Gardens (Senior Citizens Complex)
- Sliurian Pond (Single Family Housing Complex)
After School Programs
Dr. Fletcher and his lovely wife Pamela have been married since 1975. They are the proud parents of 2 children: Jennifer Fletcher-Brown and Arthur Lee Fletcher II (Cynthia) and three grandchildren Zoey, Gabriella, and Arthur III.
Currently Suffragan Bishop Fletcher serves as Chairman of the 9th Episcopal Diocese - Alabama District Council, Inc. and works untirelessly with his Dicosean Bishop George F. Austin.