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Frederick Cecil Douglass was born to Mr. and Mrs. S. Douglass of New Liskeard, Ontario on April 14, 1939 in Northern Ontario, Canada. Frederick had six siblings one of whom is his twin.
After high school, Frederick graduated from Zion Bible Institute in East Providence Rhode Island. After graduating in 1965 from Zion Bible Institute, he moved to Kirkland, Washington where he attended Northwest College and earned his B.A. and Th.B. degrees. While attending Northwest College, he was named to the Dean’s List in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.
Frederick and Lois Marks met in Seattle, Washington in 1967 and were married in August of 1970. They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in August 2019. Frederick Douglass received his ministerial license from Pastor Leon Brewer, Jr. of New Testament C.O.G.I.C. and was ordained in 1982 by the same organization. 1975- through 1979, he taught a four-year course under the humanities in Biblical Literature for Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
He taught weekly bible study classes, and instructed a weekly Evangelical Teachers Training Association (E.T.T.A.) a course for Greater Mt. Calvary C.O.G.I.C. in Portland, Oregon under the leadership of the late Bishop H.B. Daniels Sr. He also set up Christian education programs in other churches. He was in demand as a guest speaker and lecturer, having spoken at events in churches in Oregon, Washington, Texas, Arkansas, Montana, California, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois and Canada. In 1986 he wrote, and had approved by the State of Oregon, a church constitution with its statement of faith and by-laws for Peoples Community Church, Inc., which was amended in 2004 to People’s Community Ministries where Frederick was the President/Overseer. In addition, in 2013 People’s Community Ministries was established in the State of Washington where Frederick was also the President/Overseer of this organization
Over his years in ministry, he touched many lives through his teaching and preaching.
Frederick Douglass, Didoskalos (Teacher) will be missed by all that knew him.