Bishop Maurice Franklin: Entrepreneur, realtor, visionary and founder/Senior Pastor of a local congregation that began in 2016; United Kingdom of Christ Fellowship Church aka (UKCF Church).
For many years of his professional career in the business world, he was equipped in all aspects of business administration, learning how to serve and to lead.
In 2003, Maurice (Mo) Franklin heard the call of God to begin to serve in ministry, which was confirmed in the office of Pastor by Archbishop Sherwin Smith in 2004 at the House of Manna-fest church.
He was installed as an Auxiliary Bishop under the United Kingdom of Christ Fellowship Inc. covering in 2009; assisting Archbishop Smith in overseeing 5 churches in America and 25 churches in Africa.
Bishop Maurice teaches and lays the Biblical foundational principles for the vision for the church, “We spread the message of Christ to encourage emotional, economic, and spiritual growth”.
He has been happily married to his wife, Samantha since 2003 and together they have 2 sons, 3 daughters, 1 grandson and 3 granddaughters.
First Lady Samantha has been happily married to Bishop Maurice since 2003 and together they have two boys and three girls. She has served faithfully in ministry since 2003, serving as Lead Greeter, Public Relations Coordinator, Reading Assistant to Senior Pastor, and a member of the Praise Dance Team.
In 2016, the Lord called her and her husband to lead and pastor a local church in St. Petersburg, The United Kingdom of Christ Fellowship Church (UKCF). As well as being the First Lady, she also serves as Director of Hospitality/Event Coordinator and Public Relations Coordinator.