Our Founders the late great Bishop Frank and JoeNell Summerfield.
Dr. Frank Summerfield was the founder and Pastor of Word of God Fellowship in Raleigh, NC. Word of God Fellowship is an active ministry with outreach through TV, a Day Care Center serving 170 children, and a Christian Academy for grades K – 12th serving more than 200 children.
Dr. Summerfield graduated from Weequahic High in Newark, New Jersey, and played on a team that won two city, county, and state championships, and was ranked number one in the nation. Dr. Summerfield has a B.A. in Health & Physical Education from Kansas Wesleyan University Salina, Kansas, a M.A. in Health Education from Montclair State University, and a Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Saint Thomas Christian College of Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Summerfield finished his undergraduate degree in 3 ½ years, which was a semester early while at Kansas Wesleyan University.
He was captain of the basketball team, on two (KCAC) Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship teams, and was ranked 12th in (NAIA) National Association Intercollegiate Athletics District 10 in field goal percentage.
The Summerfield’s have enjoyed more than 40 years of marriage. Their four children, Music Minister Frank Jr., Executive Coordinator Mitchell, Human Resource/Personnel Director Valisha, and Joshua are actively involved and supportive of the ministry.
Dr. Summerfield travels extensively, ministering to the needs of the Body of Christ. He is currently seen nationally and internationally on The Word Network as well as a host of local and regional network channels. Dr. Summerfield was an administrator for the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation for 14 years with his highest position being Superintendent of Recreation supervising managers and supervisors.
Dr. Summerfield taught at Campbell University in 1973 as an assistant health professor. He also was head tennis coach and assistant basketball coach in charge of recruiting. Dr. Summerfield taught at Shaw University from 1988 to 1991 in the Department of Health, Recreation, and Physical Therapy.
Dr. Summerfield’s authored books include: Knowing our Delegated Authority, God’s Formula for Personal Success and Prosperity, The Supernatural Power of Your Vision, All You Need is a Good Brain Washing, How to Make Your Marriage Produce Fruit, and How to Turn Your Prison Into Your Prosperity.