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Pastor Fred A. & Dr. Lydia E.B. Lewis


Fred A. Lewis is a native of Flint, Michigan.

He is a licensed Residential Builder in the State of Michigan where he owns and operates The Building Authority LLC, a professional building and renovation services company. Fred currently serves as Pastor at Lewis Temple Church of God In Christ of Saginaw, Michigan. 

He is happily married to his lovely wife of 38 years, Dr. Lydia E. B. Lewis.


He believes the gifts that God has given him to succeed in the building trades industry has assisted and prepared him to help to build the Kingdom of God. 


His mission statement is:


”Connecting People to Christ and to Each Other”

Pastor Fred A. Lewis
Dr. Lydia E.B. Lewis

Dr. Lydia’s mission statement is:


To help others identify and overcome the strongholds in their lives.

To help usher humanity into the realm of abundant life -

through teaching, counseling and music.

Dr. Lewis is passionate about Spiritual Formation (Discipleship) and is used by God to help Christians continue the journey to spiritual maturity. She has helped many believers position themselves to experience deep, inner healing through the power of the Word, the Holy Spirit and prayer. For many years, Lydia has ministered anointed saxophone music at various locations and events. She says, “I use the saxophone to express my heart to God in ways I could never do with my voice alone.  As I worship the Lord and cause His heart to rejoice, He does a work in the hearts of His people – bringing healing and deliverance.”


The Doctor of Ministry and Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling degrees were earned at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Howard University in Washington, D. C. Also a Licensed Professional Counselor, she provides counseling and academic advising to students at Mott Community College of Flint, Michigan. Lydia is married to Elder Fred A. Lewis and is richly blessed by his love, support and friendship.  They are partners in life and partners in ministry. Together, they serve the loving congregation of Lewis Temple Church of God in Christ of Saginaw, Michigan.

Other facts:

Native of Atlanta, Georgia. The 4th of 5 children born to the late Pastor Odell Barnwell, Sr. and Missionary Clovis Barnwell. My father was an Administrative Assistant to the Bishop in Central Georgia jurisdictional of the Church of God in Christ. I am a PK and all my siblings are in ministry. My oldest sister, Prophetess Mary Barnwell Melvin, made her transition in 2003.


I moved to Michigan in 1978 after graduating from Howard University and worked at Ford Motor Company. I lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan and joined Mount Olive COGIC under watch care. It was Fred’s 1st cousin, Denise Summerville, who introduced me to Fred during a State meeting at Bailey Cathedral. Less than a year later, we were married – June 16, 1979 – and recently celebrated 38 years of matrimony. I relocated to Flint, Michigan and was employed by AC Spark Plug – a division of General Motors – working as an Engineer. Another career was as a financial analyst. I held Series 6 license (to sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds), Series 63 (Insurance license) and Mortgage license.


Currently hold a State of Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor credential and work at Mott Community College in Flint, MI.

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