Bishop Freddie L. Harrington was known to some as, Elder, Doctor, Reverend and Minister in the Christian Community. Lee as he was affectionately called by family and close friends was born September 7, 1941 to the late Mr. Sirius Mack and the late Ms. Amanda Harrington in the Wallace Community of Marlboro County, South Carolina. During his early childhood and teen year's he was reared in the Wallace Community along with five siblings. Four of his siblings preceded him in death; (Bertha Harrington, Thelma Hart, Helen Harrington, and Clinton Harrington. Preceding him in death also is his wife, Mrs. Rosa Mell Harrington.
On September 15, 1962 he was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Rosa Mell Hasty of Sumter, South Carolina. They remained married for 42 years.
They enjoyed the blessings of one son, Kenneth (Delia) Hasty of St. Matthews, South Carolina; and three daughters; Barbara Little of Wallace South Carolina; Gwenvieve Bryant-Hill of Maryland and Rasheiska Harrington of Jamaica. Six grandchildren: Jerveris and Jeremy Little, Chris, Bryant and Robert Hill, Ariel (Bernardo) Chavez; Nine Great-grandchildren: Keiana, Maverick, King-Julian and Cyncere Little, Dontavious Blanton, Viviana Chavez, Anayah, Adrian and Brycen Hill. He leaves one sister: Mrs. Ollie (Fletcher) McQueen of Cheraw, South Carolina. Brothers-in-law: Joshua Hasty of Florence, South Carolina, Preston Hasty of Sumter, South Carolina; sisters -in-law Barbara Geddis of Sumter, South Carolina, Dr. Danielle (Robert) Wilson of Sumter, South Carolina, Special friends from Sumter, Thelma Isaac and Linda Hasty, goddaughter; Minister Christine Pearson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
1961 - 1971 New York City General Post Office Supervisor. task consisted of supervising and training new staff Facilitating employment workshops ensuring that the department is operating within the federal, state and city regulations. Performed clerical and mail carried duties as needed.
1971 - 1991 New York City Transit Authority, Public Relations.
Performed daily bus operations, clerical duties, scheduling, incident/accident reports. Assisted with investigation for quality performance in the agency.
1994 - 2020 Sumter South Carolina School District Bus Driver
Eastside High School, Bennettsville SC; June 1960 High School Diploma; New York Theological Seminary, New York, New York
June 1997 Graduate with Associate in Christian Education; Word of Life Christian College Bennettsville SC
Light House Christian College, New York; May 2006 Graduate with Masters of Divinity Degree; May 2004 Graduate with Bachelors of Theology Degre 3.7 GPA
Fisher Hill Baptist Community College, Cheraw, SC; May 2007 Graduate with a Doctorate of Divinity Degree 4.) GPA
National Baptist Federation, Detroit, Michigan; July 2009 Associate Degree in Christian Education
Ordained Chaplin, Office of the Ecclesiastical Endorser, Chicago, ILL. 2009 Ordained Elder, Word of Life Christian Center Ministry, Bennettsville, SC 1993
Assistant Pastor, Nazarene Holiness Church, Far Rockaway, New York 1980 - 1993 Licensed Minister, Word of Life Christian Center Ministry, Bennettsville, SC 1994
Member of Prison Ministry Word of Life Christian Center, Bennettsville SC 1994 Ordained Deacon, Nazarene Holiness Church, Far Rockaway, New York 1976
Masters of Divinity Word of Life Christian Bible College - 2006 Doctorate of Divinity Degree - Fisher Hill Bible College - 2009
On Monday June 19, 2023 the Lord called Lee to his final rest. The work that he has done, speaks volumes of his dedication to God and man.