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The Reverend Fedrick A. Wilson, an innovative leader and anointed preacher, is the Pastor of Live Oak AME Church in Vance, South Carolina.


Pastor Wilson, a native of Nesmith (Williamsburg County), SC, is the son of the Reverend Moses and Hester Nesmith Wilson.  He is happily married to the love of his life, Tenessa Bell Wilson and they currently reside in Lexington, SC.  They are the proud parents of one daughter, Taylor Alena Wilson and two sons, Timothy Allen and Trenton Andrew Wilson. 

Pastor Wilson graduated from Hemingway High School in Hemingway, SC, and South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Master of Education Degree in Counselor Education/plus 30 hours. He also earned the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification through Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.  Pastor Wilson also attended Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC for theological preparation.  Currently, he is enrolled as a graduate student at Dickerson-Green Theological Seminary at Allen University in Columbia, SC to complete the Master of Divinity Degree (May 2023).


As a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, Pastor Wilson is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and successfully served as pastor of Cedar Grove AME Church in Orangeburg, SC (Central Annual Conference) and Saint Luke AME Church in Eastover, SC (Columbia Annual Conference). 


Pastor Wilson participates and/or holds membership in several professional, fraternal, and civic organizations. He is a member of the American School Counselor Association, Palmetto State School Counselor Association, Lexington Branch of the NAACP, Saint Mark Lodge #374 (Prince Hall A, F&AM), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; and other state-wide organizations and community boards. He also served in the United States Army Reserves as a commissioned officer.  Pastor Wilson is also currently employed as a Program Coordinator at the South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships, Inc., in Columbia, SC.        

Mostly importantly, Pastor Wilson loves God with all of his heart and desires to serve God with all of his strength.  He seeks to follow the biblical mandate “to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God.”



Licentiate Tenessa B. Wilson, an Associate Minister at Live Oak AME Church in Vance, SC; is a native of Hemingway, South Carolina (Williamsburg County).   Tenessa is the daughter of Mr.  & Mrs. Thomas (Martha) Bell.  She is happily married to the love of her life, Pastor Fedrick Allen Wilson and they currently reside in Lexington, SC.  They are the proud parents of one daughter, Taylor Alena Wilson and two sons, Timothy Allen and Trenton Andrew Wilson. 


Tenessa attended Hemingway High School where she graduated with honors. In 2005, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health and Fitness from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.  In 2010, she received a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the School of Public Health at Strayer University.   She is employed at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Columbia, SC.  She is also an entrepreneur and real estate investor. 


Tenessa has a passion for evangelism, community service projects, meeting new people and spending time with family. She has served in the following ministries at various churches: Local Advisor of the Women’s Missionary Society, Praise & Worship Leader, President of the Women’s Ministry, Sanctuary Choir member, Director of the Youth Choir, Chair of Women’s Day Ministry Team and Co-chair of Church Anniversary Ministry Team.


In 2014, she accepted her call into the preaching ministry and gave her initial sermon on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  Tenessa is an emerging leader with a God-sized vision to help people reach their full potential and fulfill their God-given purposes.

Her motto is “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.”

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