Official Obituary of

Superintendent Charlie Frink, Jr.

February 11, 1938 ~ July 7, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Superintendent Frink, Jr. Obituary

Superintendent Charlie Frink, Jr., affectionately known by his family as “CJ”, was born February 11, 1938 to the late
Andrew Willie and Sarah Elizabeth Frink. He departed this life on Friday, July 7, 2023 at UNC Nash Hospital of Rocky
Mount, North Carolina.

Superintendent Frink was a native of Brunswick County in Shallotte, North Carolina. He completed his formal
education in Brunswick County. He accepted Christ at an early age while attending Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist
Church. Due to the cultural decadence of the era during his time, Superintendent Frink worked professionally on a
fishing boat in Louisiana for two years after high school. Working along side his dad and older brother, Sgt. Andrew
M. Frink, he began to learn the value of hard work.

Superintendent Frink had several hobbies which including fishing, farming, judo, wrestling, singing and cooking. He
later moved to New York City were he joined Kelly’s Temple Church of God in Christ. He became a member of the
quartet group (The Gospel Spreaders) with his life time friend Bishop James H. Gaylord. They produced many records
along with preforming at various musical venues. Bishop Kelly encouraged the group to stop singing everywhere. He
believed the gospel must be preached and not sung.

Superintendent Frink’s commitment to GOD increased and he truly dedicated his life to God through Salvation and
Sanctification. The Holy Ghost gave him utterance with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
Superintendent Frink later met and married the love of his life, The late Evangelist Shirley Edge-Frink. They became
one in the sight of God on December 11, 1959. Their Motto was “Christ the Center of Our Lives”. For 52 years of
marriage, they were a dynamic and inseparable duo for God. He would often say, “I knew she was my wife because I
saw us going up to heaven together” during revivals at Kelly’s Temple. They loved winning souls for God. They fasted
together, prayed together and studied God’s word together.

Superintendent Frink and Evangelist Shirley Edge-Frink were 1973 honor graduates of the O. M. Kelly Religious
Training Institute of Brooklyn, New York. In 1975, the Lord commissioned them to return to North Carolina to do his
work in the vineyard. He didn’t want to preach and ran from his calling like Jonah for a while until he finally said “Yes

Superintendent Frink wanted to evangelize in North Carolina, But God had other plans for him. Pastor Mark Deans
encouraged him to pastor under the unction of God. Some of his many accomplishments were:
• The Kelly’s Temple Soul Winning Team (Street Ministry)
• The Usher Board
• The Prison Ministry
• The Kelly’s Temple Kitchen Crew
• The Kelly’s Temple Trustee & Deacon Board
• The New York City Baptismal Committee
• Altar Attendant
• Building Fund Chairman at St. Paul COGIC of
Rocky Mount, NC
• Nash General Hospital of Rocky Mount Chaplain (2 years)
• NC Special Care of Wilson Chaplain (3 years)

• Longest volunteer at the Longleaf Neurological Center
(formerly NC Special Care Center from 1979-2014).
• DJ for Joy in the Morning broadcast on 92.1 FM WRSV
• Treasurer for The Rocky Mount Minister’s Alliance
• Major Contributor to St. Jude’s Hospital, Disabled
Veterans, The Indian School, Salesian Missions
• Co-Founder of The Good News Broadcast since
• Superintendent of the Upward Bound District since 2007
• Pastor & Founder of the Power House COGIC, Elm City, NC
Superintendent Frink stood for TRUTH only and without compromise. His known saying was “I’ll eat your chicken
and still tell you the TRUTH”.

Superintendent Frink was also preceded in transition by one daughter, Evangelist Devoir Frink; one sister, Dorothy
Frink; four brothers, Andrew M. Frink, Peter O. Frink, Pastor Kirby L. Frink and Minister Cleave S. Frink.
Superintendent Frink was indeed a Spiritual Father and Mentor to many, a giver to all who crossed his path, A Prayer
Warrior and truly a Lover of God’s Word. He read the word 38 times and yearly encouraging the Saints of God to read
and live by the word.

Superintendent Frink leaves to cherish his memory, one loving and dedicated daughter, Evangelist Stephanie Frink;
one sister, Arvella Marlow; two sisters-in-law, Fronita Frink and Mary Edge; his faithful adjutant, Anthony J. Battle;
his faithful church mother, Carolyn Davis; and a host of spiritual sons/daughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, other
relatives and friends.


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Public Visitation
July 24, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Power House Church of God In Christ
8737 North Carolina Hwy 58
Elm City, NC 27822

Public Visitation
July 25, 2023

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
702 W Raleigh Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC 27803

Celebration of his Life
July 25, 2023

12:00 PM
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
702 W Raleigh Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC 27803

July 25, 2023

3:00 PM
Gardens of Gethsemane
13670 US-64 ALT
Rocky Mount, NC 27801

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