1986 - 1991, Comedy
A lawyer is also the deacon of the First Community Church of Philadelphia.

Episode Guide

  • Amen - Deliverance (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:


    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) outshrieks Frye (Sherman Hemsley) and guest star James Brown in a "scream-off" when she goes into labor on a telethon.

  • Amen - Deliverance (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:


    Deacon Frye and Clarence do some fund-raising while double-dating; the Rev. Gregory has pre-birth nerves.

  • Amen - Date With an Angel (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Date With an Angel

    Darla (LaWanda Page), recently separated from her jealous husband (Whitman Mayo), purchases Frye (Sherman Hemsley) at a charity auction.

  • Amen - Three's a Crowd (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Three's a Crowd

    Clarence (Bumper Robinson) is jealous when Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) dates a teacher (Lynne Moody) he likes.

  • Amen - The Wild Deak (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    The Wild Deak

    Looking for adventure, a leather-jacketed Frye (Sherman Hemsley) takes to the highway on his Honda. With Anna Maria Horsford.

  • Amen - Deak-Scam (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:


    Prior to becoming a member, Frye (Sherman Hemsley) blunders into a sting operation at a country club. Ron Glass guest stars.

  • Amen - A Star Is Burned (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    A Star Is Burned

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) is offered a television cooking show based on a meal she served, actually prepared by Amelia (Roz Ryan). John Hancock guest stars. With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - My Fair Homeboy (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    My Fair Homeboy

    Frye lines up a business deal which is endangered when Clarence begins dating the partner's daughter.

  • Amen - Nothin' Says Lovin'... (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Nothin' Says Lovin'...

    Reuben (Clifton Davis) learns the reason for Thelma's (Anna Maria Horsford) recent mood swings during their first anniversary dinner. With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - Three Men and a Hammer (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Three Men and a Hammer

    Frye (Sherman Hemsley) encounters a flashy preacher (Hammer) with a unique method of trying to reach people. Hammer also appears as himself.

  • Amen - The Deacon's Slam Dunk (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    The Deacon's Slam Dunk

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) becomes manager of a retired NBA star (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) who falls in love with a church trustee (Roz Ryan).

  • Amen - Ernie and the Sublimes (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Ernie and the Sublimes

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) is reunited with his '50s doo-wop group, the Sublimes, for a church benefit. Chubby Checker, Casey Kasem, LaWanda Page guest star.

  • Amen - Unforgettable (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:


    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) thinks he has found Ms. Right in a stunning, youthful environmentalist (Halle Berry). With Anna Maria Horsford.

  • Amen - Lights, Camera, Deacon (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Lights, Camera, Deacon

    Judge Frye (Sherman Hemsley) eats up publicity while presiding over a trial involving the theft of a chicken recipe. Stars Steve Allen, Frank Marino.

  • Amen - The Gospel Truth (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    The Gospel Truth

    Reuben's niece (Siedah Garrett) chooses to be a singer rather than a minister; laryngitis affects Amelia's (Roz Ryan) voice. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - Judge Deacon Frye (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Judge Deacon Frye

    As a strict new judge, Frye (Sherman Hemsley) meets his match in the female half (Lu Leonard) of a Bonnie and Clyde-type team. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - Miracle on 134th Street (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Miracle on 134th Street

    Deacon Frye loves the publicity he is getting from defending Nick St. Nicholas, who insists he is Santa Claus, on a charge of assault and battery.

  • Amen - Miracle on 134th Street (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Miracle on 134th Street

    Deacon Frye loves the publicity he is getting from defending Nick St. Nicholas, who insists he is Santa Claus, on a charge of assault and battery.

  • Amen - Yo, Deak (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Yo, Deak

    Frye (Sherman Hemsley) takes custody of a teenager (Bumper Robinson) charged with petty theft.

  • Amen - Child's Play (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Child's Play

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) opens a day-care center to show Reuben (Clifton Davis) he's good with children. With Anna Maria Horsford.

  • Amen - Two Men, One Woman and a Baby (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Two Men, One Woman and a Baby

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) considers adopting a baby she finds abandoned on the church steps. With Sherman Hemsley and Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - Love, Deacon Style (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Love, Deacon Style

    Frye's (Sherman Hemsley) ill-founded advice on handling spouses backfires on him. With Jester Hairston and Montrose Hagins.

  • Amen - The Deacon's Confession (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    The Deacon's Confession

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) admits that he spent Thelma's (Anna Maria Horsford) dowry money. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - Who's Sorry Now? (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Who's Sorry Now?

    Amelia (Roz Ryan) brings suit after injuring herself while leaving the deacon's (Sherman Hemsley) house. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - Trouble in Paradise (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Trouble in Paradise

    Thelma believes Reuben no longer finds her desirable.

  • Amen - Deacon's Dilemma (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Deacon's Dilemma

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) sets out to impress the church's new associate minister (Margaret Avery). With Anna Maria Horsford.

  • Amen - Moving In (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Moving In

    Thelma's special dinner for the Rev. Gregory goes up in smoke.

  • Amen - The Talent Show (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    The Talent Show

    The church sponsors its second annual talent show, featuring music and comedy skits by the congregation.

  • Amen - The Honeymoon (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    The Honeymoon

    Thelma and the Reverend's (Anna Maria Horsford, Clifton Davis) honeymoon gets off to a rocky start. With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - The Wedding (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    The Wedding

    Thelma and the Rev. Gregory (Anna Maria Horsford, Clifton Davis) finally tie the knot after four tempestuous years. With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - The Deacon and the Mother-in-Law (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Deacon and the Mother-in-Law

    The Rev. Gregory's attractive mother (Jane White) arrives for the wedding and begins romancing Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley). With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - The Roast (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The Roast

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) is "roasted" by his friends. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - The Deacon vs. the U.S. Army (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Deacon vs. the U.S. Army

    The Deacon (Sherman Hemsley) finds himself defending an AWOL Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) at her court-martial hearing. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - Thelma Frye, Dough Girl (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Thelma Frye, Dough Girl

    Thelma's (Anna Maria Horsford) obsession with organization drives everyone crazy.

  • Amen - Sergeant in Arms (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Sergeant in Arms

    Reuben (Clifton Davis) is not too pleased about Thelma's (Anna Maria Horsford) dinner guest.

  • Amen - You're in the Army Now (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    You're in the Army Now

    Reuben (Clifton Davis) and the Deacon (Sherman Hemsley) step in when Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) is denied a weekend pass.

  • Amen - Thelma and the D.I. (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Thelma and the D.I.

    Reuben (Clifton Davis) and the Deacon (Sherman Hemsley) step in when Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) is denied a weekend pass.

  • Amen - You're in the Army Now (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    You're in the Army Now

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) joins the Army despite the Reverend's (Clifton Davis) protests.

  • Amen - Thelma Says, I Do (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Thelma Says, I Do

    Chaos reigns on Thelma's (Anna Maria Horsford) wedding day. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - Don't Rain on My Shower (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Don't Rain on My Shower

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) plans to gloat when her former high-school nemesis (Jackee) returns to attend her bridal shower. With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - TV or Not TV (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    TV or Not TV

    The Rev. Gregory (Clifton Davis), threatened by gang members, reluctantly allows his Sunday service to be televised. With Barbara Montgomery and Roz Ryan.

  • Amen - Witness for the Defense (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Witness for the Defense

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) makes a shambles of the courtroom when he is assigned a murder case. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - Who Am I? (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Who Am I?

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) is hit on the head -- resulting in amnesia -- and becomes a changed woman. With Clifton Davis and Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - I Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    I Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine

    The Reverend's (Clifton Davis) former fiancee (Arnetia Walker) pays a visit, much to Thelma's (Anna Maria Horsford) chagrin. With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - Where There's a Will (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Where There's a Will

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) convinces Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) to visit his ailing father-in-law, whom he dislikes.

  • Amen - The Engagement (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Engagement

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) gives the Reverend (Clifton Davis) one hour to pop the question. With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

    The Deacon, the Rev. Gregory and Rolly Forbes try to convince a young man that a college education is valuable.

  • Amen - Sing, Sister, Sing (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Sing, Sister, Sing

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) attempts to launch the church soloist's (Roz Ryan) singing career. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - The Last Supper (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Last Supper

    The Deacon's dinner party goes awry when the guests rush off to the hospital.

  • Amen - First Community Talent Show (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    First Community Talent Show

    The congregation holds a charity talent show featuring Broadway music sung by the Reverend (Clifton Davis), Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) and others.

  • Amen - Career Girl (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Career Girl

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) lands a job and gets a quick promotion. With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - Nothing But the Truth (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Nothing But the Truth

    The Reverend's (Clifton Davis) mother (Jane White) falls for the Deacon (Sherman Hemsley) but disapproves of Thelma.

  • Amen - The Boxer (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    The Boxer

    The Deacon and Rolly (Sherman Hemsley, Jester Hairston) coach a young boxer (Vinnie Curto) to raise money.

  • Amen - The Psychic (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Psychic

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) believes that the psychic (Lonette McKee) will marry the Reverend (Clifton Davis) and goes on an eating binge. With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - The Psychic (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Psychic

    The Deacon and Thelma (Sherman Hemsley, Anna Maria Horsford) seek predictions from a psychic (Lonette McKee).

  • Amen - The Green Card (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Green Card

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) stands in when his Swedish housemaid (Elsa Raven) needs a husband in a hurry.

  • Amen - The Reverend Ernest Frye (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Reverend Ernest Frye

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) takes over as church minister when the Reverend (Clifton Davis) catches the measles.

  • Amen - I Remember Mama (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    I Remember Mama

    Convinced he is dying, Deacon Frye sees his life flash before him.

  • Amen - Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker

    The Reverend (Clifton Davis) and the trustees are asked to play matchmaker for a wealthy widower (Lincoln Kilpatrick). With Sherman Hemsley and Anna Maria Horsford.

  • Amen - The Deacon's Donkey (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The Deacon's Donkey

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) is determined to deliver a real donkey for the Christmas pageant. With Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford.

  • Amen - Thelma's Handyman (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Thelma's Handyman

    The Rev. Gregory (Clifton Davis) is jealous when a 19-year-old handyman (Cuba Gooding Jr.) has a crush on Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford). With Sherman Hemsley.

  • Amen - The Housekeeper (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Housekeeper

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) moves into Reuben's (Clifton Davis) apartment.

  • Amen - The Minister's Wife (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Minister's Wife

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) sets out to prove to the Reverend (Clifton Davis) that she'd be a perfect wife.

  • Amen - Get 'Em Up, Scout (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Get 'Em Up, Scout

    The Deacon (Sherman Hemsley) butters up the church board when a law firm approaches him for a partnership. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - Court of Love (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Court of Love

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) risks losing the church when he becomes despondent over his romantic life. With Clifton Davis and Anna Maria Horsford.

  • Amen - Look at Me, I'm Running (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Look at Me, I'm Running

    Frye campaigns against an imprisoned state senator.

  • Amen - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) asks the Reverend (Clifton Davis) if marriage is in their future.

  • Amen - Fear of Flying (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Fear of Flying

    Thelma's (Anna Maria Horsford) fear of flying is justified when the aircraft she's on develops problems. With Sherman Hemsley and Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - A Slight Case of Murder (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    A Slight Case of Murder

    Despite his daughter's objections, Frye (Sherman Hemsley) decides to go ahead with plans to marry Roxanne (Jackee).

  • Amen - A Slight Case of Murder (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    A Slight Case of Murder

    Frye falls in love with the attractive alleged murderer he is defending.

  • Amen - Wedding Bell Blues (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Wedding Bell Blues

    The Rev. Gregory's attempt to reconcile the first couple he ever married results in a lawsuit against him.

  • Amen - The Fantasy (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Fantasy

    Thelma's (Anna Maria Horsford) fantasy of a romantic honeymoon is not shared by her father (Sherman Hemsley).

  • Amen - Deacon Dearest (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Deacon Dearest

    Thelma's friend hires the deacon to represent her in a divorce case, but her interest in him supercedes professionalism.

  • Amen - Stranded (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:


    Amelia (Roz Ryan) saves the deacon from almost freezing to death.

  • Amen - The Widow (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    The Widow

    The Rev. Gregory is confused by a wealthy widow who offers to make a donation to the church's daycare center but seems more interested in him.

  • Amen - To Catch a Thief (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    To Catch a Thief

    The deacon threatens to resign when Jeanette is suspected of taking money from the church's child-care fund.

  • Amen - Man on a Ledge (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Man on a Ledge

    Frye finds himself trapped on a ledge after sneaking into the Rev. Gregory's apartment on a mission of mercy.

  • Amen - Snakes Alive (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Snakes Alive

    Frye gets caught up in the Rev. Gregory's cure for snake phobia.

  • Amen - The Twelve Songs of Christmas (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Twelve Songs of Christmas

    Members of the choir quarrel over the selection of a Christmas carol for the city's annual song competition.

  • Amen - Thelma's Little Girl (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Thelma's Little Girl

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) becomes a foster parent to a precocious 9-year-old girl (Gloria Briscoe).

  • Amen - Thelma's Birthday (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Thelma's Birthday

    Reuben (Clifton Davis) becomes jealous of Thelma's (Anna Maria Horsford) relationship with another man.

  • Amen - Rolly's Wedding (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Rolly's Wedding

    Rolly (Jester Hairston) gets cold feet as the wedding ceremony is about to start. Rosetta LeNoire guest stars.

  • Amen - Rolly's Proposal (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Rolly's Proposal

    Frye (Sherman Hemsley) sets up Rolly (Jester Hairston) with one of his in-laws (Rosetta LeNoire).

  • Amen - Deacon on the Line (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Deacon on the Line

    Frye (Sherman Hemsley) is skeptical when the Rev. Johnny (William Hudson III) announces plans to set up a hotline for teenagers.

  • Amen - Thelma's Reunion (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Thelma's Reunion

    Thelma's depression about her upcoming high-school reunion lifts after the Rev. Gregory asks her to accompany him to the event.

  • Amen - Dueling Ministers (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Dueling Ministers

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) brings in a 12-year-old minister (William Hudson III) to increase youth attendance at the church.

  • Amen - You Bet Your Life (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    You Bet Your Life

    Amelia catches gambling fever after winning a car in the church raffle.

  • Amen - Dancing in the Dark (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Dancing in the Dark

    Frye and a former law-school rival have a showdown in the courtroom.

  • Amen - California Dreaming (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    California Dreaming

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) must find a replacement for the Rev. Gregory (Clifton Davis) after he accepts a position in California.

  • Amen - What's Up, Deacon? (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    What's Up, Deacon?

    Frye (Sherman Hemsley) goes all out to win a humanitarian award and a trip to the Holy Land. With Phillip Boutte.

  • Amen - Glen Garry Glen Thelma (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Glen Garry Glen Thelma

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) goes ahead with plans to become a real estate agent.

  • Amen - The Magician (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Magician

    Frye's (Sherman Hemsley) skills as a magician come into play when he's confronted by a burglar. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - The Rival (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Rival

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) discovers that the Rev. Gregory (Clifton Davis) has fallen in love with a Sunday school teacher.

  • Amen - The Divorce Lawyer (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Divorce Lawyer

    Frye (Sherman Hemsley) erroneously tells a client (Vonetta McGee) that her husband has been unfaithful.

  • Amen - Into the Night (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Into the Night

    The Rev. Gregory's aunt (Vivian Bonnell) has a date with Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley).

  • Amen - Yes Sir, That's Your Baby (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Yes Sir, That's Your Baby

    Frye (Sherman Hemsley) convinces the Hetebrink sisters (Barbara Montgomery, Roz Ryan) to adopt a boy.

  • Amen - Casting the First Stone (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Casting the First Stone

    The choirmaster (Franklyn Seales) confesses that he has had an affair with a woman in the congregation. With Jesse Ehrlich and Minnie S. Lindsey.

  • Amen - Betting on the Boy (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Betting on the Boy

    Frye (Sherman Hemsley) takes a young computer whiz under his wing.

  • Amen - Thelma's Choice (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Thelma's Choice

    Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) accepts a childhood friend's marriage proposal.

  • Amen - Frye for the Defense (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Frye for the Defense

    Several people suffer from food poisoning after eating at the church fair.

  • Amen - Your Christmas Show of Shows (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Your Christmas Show of Shows

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) decides to direct the church's Christmas pageant when he learns it will be televised. With Clifton Davis.

  • Amen - After the Fall (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    After the Fall

    Frye (Sherman Hemsley) urges Rolly (Jester Hairston), who fell on a wet floor, to file a phony personal injury lawsuit.

  • Amen - Reuben's Romance (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Reuben's Romance

    The Rev. Gregory falls in love with a recently widowed woman.

  • Amen - Maitre D'eacon (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Maitre D'eacon

    The church inherits a successful restaurant and then must sell it to make a mortgage payment. Sherman Hemsley, Roz Ryan and Jester Hairston star.

  • Amen - Sermon From the Cell (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Sermon From the Cell

    The Rev. Gregory (Clifton Davis) pleads guilty to sheltering illegal aliens.

  • Amen - Retreat, Heck! (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Retreat, Heck!

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) goes on a wilderness retreat to avoid an encounter with a recently released convict (James Avery).

  • Amen - Rolly Falls in Love (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Rolly Falls in Love

    Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) angers everyone when he meets Rolly's (Jester Hairston) new love (Paula Kelly) and asks her for a date.

  • Amen - The Deacon Delivers (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Deacon Delivers

    The squeamish Deacon Frye is forced to deliver an unwed teenager's baby.

  • Amen - The Morning After (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Morning After

    The Rev. Gregory (Clifton Davis) becomes tipsy during a dinner with Deacon Frye and Thelma (Sherman Hemsley, Anna Maria Horsford).

  • Amen - The Courtship of Bess Richards (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Courtship of Bess Richards

    A church-choir soloist misunderstands Frye's interest in her.

  • Amen - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A headstrong deacon is shocked when the trustees hire an idealistic new minister to head a Philadelphia community church.