Elaine Flake Becomes New Lead Pastor of 23,000-Member Greater Allen Cathedral of New York

Elaine Flake, 72, was appointed the new lead pastor of the historic Greater Allen Cathedral on May 2, 2021. | Facebook/The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York

Elaine Flake might have become the woman pastor with the largest congregation in the United States after being appointed lead pastor of the more than 23,000-member Greater Allen Cathedral of New York at 72 on Sunday.

She is taking over the position formerly held by her husband, the Rev. Floyd Flake, 76, who also spent 11 years in Congress fighting to improve life for constituents in his church community in Jamaica, Queens.

The announcement was made during the 199th Session of the New York Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church by Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, who told Elaine Flake that “it’s a lot of work on you with your family.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair

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