Services

In Memory of
Rev. Dr. Ernest K. Frimpong
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Our beloved Rev. Dr. Ernest K. Frimpong has gone home to be with the Father Jehovah in glory. He passed away shortly after midnight on Saturday, December 5th, 2020 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He fought a good fight through faith in his Lord Jesus, first and foremost, as well as applying conventional therapies and alternative natural treatments. He had a peaceful transition into eternal life surrounded by his loving family. 

Dr. Frimpong's journey abroad from his native Ghana began with a vision from a pastor who saw him overseas, in a classroom surrounded by foreigners and receiving the highest honors. That vision indeed came true as he traveled to Nigeria, then to England before finally arriving in the United States in the 1980s. He graduated from the prestigious New York University (NYU) with a Master's degree in Social Work. He began his career at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York, and then Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 

He received his Doctorate of Divinity from Universal Brotherhood University. His other certifications were Certified Clinical Domestic Violence Counselor and Doctoral Addictions Counselor. As an ordained minister, he pastored the Church of the Living God Atlanta branch for several years. 

He partnered with local NGOs and served on the board of several organizations, most notably, World Literacy Initiative, Amazing Grace Evangelical International Ministries, Ghanaian Ministers Association of Georgia, and Children's Hope International. 

Dr. Frimpong spent the majority of his professional career in the state of Georgia as a psychotherapist at Families First and Eastchester Family Services advocating for children in foster care and fighting for the reunification of families whenever possible. He worked there for many years before venturing into private practice. Through his biopsychosocial-spiritual approach, he brought hope, healing, and reconciliation to countless people. As a minister of the Gospel, his faith and profession were intertwined. Therefore, he was unabashed and unapologetic about his faith in Christ Jesus while providing professional counseling to individuals, couples, and parents from a biblical standpoint.

Many of you who knew him well can attest to the fact that he was an honorable and generous man, who often provided counseling services pro bono without expecting compensation. He went above and beyond the call of duty by driving long distances to provide intensive counseling sessions in person and via telephone. He shared transformational presentations to large audiences at churches, radio programs, and community organizations without reimbursement. We are witnesses that he sheltered widows, battered women and orphans in his own home for many years and helped them get back on their feet. In the most extreme cases, he directly intervened in a crisis situation to prevent domestic violence, child abuse, suicide or homicide. 

He was truly a servant-leader who inspired and motivated others to pursue their calling to start an organization or business endeavor. As a believer in a holistic approach to maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, he practiced what he preached. There is no doubt that Dr. Frimpong has touched the lives of many in a remarkable way, and even those who came into contact with him briefly saw his bright light. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Myrna Frimpong, five children, and five grandchildren, as well as, four sisters and one brother.

Here are a few fun facts about Dr. Frimpong:
- Many people do not know that he was actually five years older than his official birth date. He later revealed that he reduced his age on his visa application when immigrating to the USA because he was advised that he might be denied the visa because no one would believe his age since he looked much younger! 
- He loved the hymns of old, his favorite being "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," which was his cellphone ringtone. 
- His favorite influential writers and teachers were C. S. Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, and William Shakespeare. 
- He kept a revolving collection of motorbikes, scooters, trikes, and 4-wheelers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Myrna Frimpong; 2 sons, Eric Frimpong and Jean Frimpong; 3 daughters, Alice Richman, Elouise Frimpong, and Mary Frimpong; 5 grandchildren; his brothers, Samuel Adomako and Benbella Frimpong; and his sisters, Janet Asante, Vida Obeng, Doris Boateng, and Vicky Best.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Fred Ankomah; and his parents, Elder Kofi Frimpong and Madam Margaret Kyewaah.

Funeral arrangements are in order followed by a private reception. Dress code is black and white. Guests may want to bring an umbrella for the outdoor service. We understand that in these uncertain times with the looming threat of COVID-19, traveling for his funeral may not be possible for many who would like to be able to attend. Notwithstanding, if you have been inspired and touched by his life and counsel at any point in time, please consider sending a love gift as a tribute to his beautiful legacy and to express your appreciation and support. We also welcome any final remarks, comments, memorable moments, pictures, kindnesses, thoughtfulness, or humorous memories that you would like to have shared at his home-going celebration.  In order for these remarks to be included in the program, kindly respond at your earliest opportunity, no later than Tuesday, December 15th. 

Lastly, Dr. Frimpong has written two books in his final years: The Truth About Biblical Tithing and Myths and Truths about Biblical Tithing Every Believer Should Know, which are due to be released later this month. This is a topic he was extremely passionate about and wanted to share with the body of Christ concerning the liberty we have through Christ Jesus to give freely from a cheerful heart. His final wish was to have these books published in order for the message the Lord revealed to him to reach as many people as possible. Stay tuned for more information about how you can reserve your copy.
 

Tributes

Message from
Mari Ramos Vega
Thu, 12/17/2020

Dr. Ernest Frimpong was such a loving and kind human being. I was always welcomed to his home. I met him at a very early age in which I was totally lost spiritually. His presence in my life made a huge impact on my dreams which I never understood before I met him. I will always and forever be grateful to have met him. My life drastically changed for the better and I knew since then that God had a plan for me. His innocent love for others and kind ways to always help others will forever be remembered in this earth. It was more than a pleasure to have met him in this life. I know for sure Dr. Ernest is happly rejoicing with God in the most high. His legacy will forever stay with me. Dr. Ernest I never told you this in life but you were such an incredible DAD to me. You saved me and I will forever be grateful to you and your family 💓