Reverend Frank R. Kelly, Sr. was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia to Rosa Lee Kelly and the late Arthur Crabb. At the age of 16, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior under the leadership of the late Reverend Waverly E. Taylor, pastor of the Zion Baptist Church (Tucker Hill, Virginia).
On August 23rd 1969, Pastor Kelly was joined in holy matrimony to the former Betty Jean Thompson. God blessed this union with three lovely children, two loving daughter-in-laws, and four grandchildren. Pastor Kelly's favorite scripture is And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ― John 8:32 (KJV)
Pastor Kelly received his elementary education in the Westmoreland County Public School system. He graduated from Woodson High School (Washington, DC). He attended Prince George's Community College (Largo, Maryland), where he studied Business Administration. He later attended University of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) where he studied Mechanical Engineering.
Pastor Kelly studied Black History at the University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland) and General Education at Montgomery College (Montgomery County, Maryland). He received his Masters Degree in Theological Studies from the Evangel Seminary (Harrisonburg, Virginia).