As the Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Reverend Frederick A. Wright Sr. is the son of the Reverends Abner and Cornelia Wright – the first female presiding elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States.
Reverend Frederick A. Wright earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center Seminary as a Turner Student in Atlanta, Georgia and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Wright has served his denomination as a member of the General Board, Chairperson of the Revision Committee (2008 and 2012) General Conferences, Chairperson of the Ohio-South Ohio Conference Finance Committee, Vice Chairperson of the Trustee Board of the Ohio-South Ohio Conference, and he has served as Dean of the Board of Examiners for ministerial students. Also, he is a Trustee Board Member of Turner Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia and an active preacher in Forest Park, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati.
Dr. Wright has served as pastor in the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. He is currently the pastor of Quinn Chapel A.M.E Church in Forest Park, Ohio. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Wright served as the first African American chairperson of the East Liberty Development, Inc., redeveloping an entire business district. Also, he has served as chaplain for the migrant ministry in northeast Pennsylvania. He is an international preacher and lecturer. He serves as an adjunct professor at Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio.
Dr. Wright is a life member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He is married to Jennifer Dixon Wright and the father of two sons.