“Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke will all long suffering
I Timothy 4:2
Suffragan Bishop Allan M. Fleet, is a Baltimore native who grew up in the Popular Grove neighborhood. Born on June 6, 1956 to the late Vernon and Lillian Fleet, he was the 13th child of a large family of 17 children. He attended local area public schools, and night school at Mergenthaler Technical Institute. It was through his training at Mergenthaler that he later obtained an Apprenticeship as a machinist at Roper Eastern, obtained a mechanical and electrical position at Super Grain Corporation, and worked as a mechanic at Schmidt Baking Company.
Bishop Fleet was raised in the fear and admiration of God, by his parents. His spiritual relationship was cultivated while attending Greater Bethlehem Temple Church under the leadership of D/E John Barnes and St. Matthews Holiness Church under the leadership of Pastor Grace White.He was baptized in Jesus Name in 1968 at First United, Bishop Monroe Saunders, and received the Holy Ghost at his brother's home in August of 1974. Bishop Fleet was called to the Ministry at about the age of 19 and became a member of Nazarene Temple Apostolic Faith Church under the leadership of the late Bishop R. W. Harris, who mentored and supported his calling to the ministry. It was through all of these relationships, and under the tutelage of both spiritual father’s and mother’s that he developed in the ministry.
Recognizing and nurturing the anointing and calling upon his life, Bishop Harris appointed him to various offices and positions within the church, which included the following: Deacon (1982), Licensed Minister (March 4, 1982), Ordained Elder by the Pentalcoast Churches of the Apostolic Faith (August 1997), Minister of the Sunday School Department, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Deacon Board, Intermediate and Senior Sunday School Teacher, President and Vice President of Brotherhood Department, and also Vice President of the Ministers.
In 1990, Bishop Fleet became Second Assistant Pastor of Nazarene Temple and later performed the duties of Assistant Pastor for a short while before becoming the Acting Pastor in August of 1996. He was later installed as the Pastor of Nazarene Temple Apostolic Faith Church on January 9, 1999. Demonstrating unwavering faith, he made the decision to devote his life and service to the ministry and Pastor full time, and resigned from his position as a mechanic. The work of the Lord has always been first and foremost in his heart. Bishop Fleet began an outreach ministry in the Edgewood Community and also founded the Nazarene Temple Apostolic Faith Church Joppa ministry, where his wife serves as pastor.
In addition to serving in various capacities of leadership throughout the years, Bishop Fleet was/is involved in a variety of leadership roles within the Eastern & Southern States Council and Pentocostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International (PCAFi). Such roles as;Assistant Council Chairman, former member of the PCAFi Board of Directors, former Treasurer of Foreign Fields for ESSC, Pastor’s Alliance, former member of the District Elders Board,and now member of the Suffragan Bishops Board after being installed in August 2019.
As a sower goes forth to sow, he has an anointing that allows him to minister to those in need of healing of the mind, body, and soul. With such a great calling to fulfill, he finds time to visit the sick, make calls to members, conduct bible study, support both local and foreign missions, and spend time studying God’s word. He is supported in his ministry by his wife, Pastor Denise Fleet; his 4 children; Allan Jr., Stacy, Terrance, and Shavon, 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild, by his late wife, Lady Michelle Fleet; 2 son-in-laws, 2 daughter in-laws; and from his new union 3 step-children, and 6 step-grand and great grandchildren. Bishop Fleet’s ultimate desire is to see people fully embrace God’s love and to walk in victory and power while experiencing the fullness of God’s promises.