In a matter of days women and men, dressed in their finest and fanciest black attire, will descend on the streets of the holy and historic Bethel A.M.E. Church, in Baltimore City. They will gather to witness Pastor Frank & Lady Marlaa Reid give in marriage their eldest daughter, FranShon. Throughout the summer, news of her fairytale betrothal has only heightened anticipation for the upcoming wedding ceremony. Franshon experienced the surprise of a lifetime when Pastor Willie N. Barnes took her on a helicopter ride that landed in front of family and friends where they became affianced. In case you experienced a tech blackout this summer you can view the exciting proposal here. Also, check out this romantic feature on the lovebirds from BridalTribe.
The real excitement, however, will begin when she assumes her place as wife to Pastor Barnes. Literally days after graduating from Yale Divinity School, Willie Barnes was assigned to pastor the Bethel A.M.E. in Deland, FL. Currently, he serves as pastor at the Mt. Zion A.M E. in Daytona Beach, FL. Franshon Reid, a minister and progeny of generational pastors and ministers on both her maternal and paternal side, is equal to the task. This dynamic duo, in the making, will no doubt generate extraordinary things in the life of the church.
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