Oct 2010 - Dec 2011 (Acting Pastor),
Dec 2011 - June 2013 (Pastoral Triad)
Rev. Roland Stringfellow was called by the Congregation in October 2013 to serve as Acting Pastor sheparding the congregation during the Great Transofrmation to Lay Lead Ministry.
He was then called to and served on FCCO's first Pastoral Triad formed in December 2011.
Rev. Stringfellow earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Indiana University. He later earned a Master of Arts degree in Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary and in 1990 became a licensed minister in the Baptist Church.
In 2005, Roland was ordained with the Metropolitan Community Church and in 2006 he earned his Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion with a certificate in Religion and Sexuality. He has worked as a pastor in Indiana and California. In addition to all his work within church contexts, Roland also worked in the field education in a variety of capacities – teacher, guidance counselor, college advisor, and vice-principal.
Currently Rev. Stringfellow is continuing his work in creating dialogs on the topic of LGBT equality with church congregations and in religious institutions in his role as the Coordinator of the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations in the Bay Area of California with the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Sexuality on the campus of Pacific School of Religion.
In June 2013, Pastor Roland relocated to Detroit, Michigan with his husband Jerry Peterson. In August 2014, Roland was called by the Detroit Metropolitan Community Church to serve as their Senior Pastor.
Please visit his Pastor Page for a listing of his sermons.