The Rev. Frank C. Spencer

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The Reverend Frank Clark Spencer is named for his maternal grandfather, the Reverend Frank E. Clark. His paternal grandfather, Reid Spencer, was a banker. Theology and finance have combined in Frank to create a unique perspective on faith, leadership, entrepreneurship and organization. Since taking his first Executive Director position at age 32, Frank has led four non-profit and four profit seeking organizations.

After earning a BA at UNC-CH where he was a Morehead Scholar and an MBA at Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker Scholar, Frank had a distinguished career in real estate which included taking his company public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southeastern Region in 2009. Frank retired from his company in October 2010 and entered Union Presbyterian Seminary. In May of 2012 he accepted a call to be President of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte while continuing his seminary studies.

Following a unanimous vote by the 221st General Assembly, Frank became President of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on July 1, 2014. He has led a complete restructuring of the Benefits Plan which has dramatically increased flexibility, reigned in costs and resulted in a 25% increase in active plan membership.

He was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in February of 2015. Frank has served the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a deacon, ruling elder, Chairman and interim President of the Montreat Conference Center, and on the NEXT Church national strategy team.

His first book, The Benefit of the Doubt: Claiming Faith in an Uncertain World, was published in 2013. Recent publications include the foreword to Gradye Parson’s latest book, Our Connectional Church and co-authoring of Cultivated Ministry, A field guide to bearing fruit. To learn more about Frank and watch selected sermons, visit

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Frank C. Spencer: Prophesy!

Tuesday March 24, 2020
In his sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Frank Spencer says God simply commands Ezekiel, “Prophesy!” It’s not so much an answer as an invitation to participate in whatever God is doing in the world--and that invitation is ours as well.