Reverend Frank Bostic grew up in Buffalo, New York, and has been singing before he could talk and writing music from an incredibly young age. As he grew older, he realized music was a part of his DNA. He says, “I feel music is one of the many God-given blessings in my life.” Through using visualization, it was easy for him to create music by connecting words and musical notes.
Reverend Bostic began his spiritual journey in 1993 when he united with the Zion Missionary Baptist Church, located in Buffalo, under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Robert E. Baines Sr. Recognizing the Holy Spirit was working in this young man. Rev. Dr. Robert E. Baines Sr. became his mentor.
In 2003 Reverend Frank Bostic accepted the call into the ministry. His education began with the Pastoral Care Ministry Program at Houghton College, West Seneca, New York. He obtained his license and was ordained by Rev. Dr. Robert E Baines Sr. He also attended Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri during his earlier training years. In January 2012, he received a Master of Religious Studies degree at the National School of Theology, in Dover, Delaware. Currently, he is enrolled in the Pastoral Care, Counseling and Psychology Program at Trinity College and Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana, preparing for a Master of Divinity degree.
Reverend Frank Bostic is a Certified Dean and Instructor of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc.; General Recording Secretary of Empire State Baptist Convention; 2nd Vice-President of Baptist Ministers Conference of Buffalo & Vicinity; Treasurer of the Great Lakes Missionary Baptist District Association and Chaplin of Western New York Law Enforcement. Over the past seven years, Reverend Frank Bostic’s leadership of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church has helped the congregation to grow both Spiritually and Physically. His motto “Keep Jesus First” has sincerely helped motivate them to change their lives.
Reverend Frank Bostic is truly a man sent by God to preach and teach the message of Christ to a dying world that they might be saved. His life experiences are not like most but is a living testimony to those in our culture whose lives need to be saved. “There’s nothing like a good hymn to lead you into delivering God’s message. I literally incorporate music in everything that I do, and I can’t think of a day when music was not a part of my life. I feel like it elevates God’s word in a way which words cannot convey,” said Rev. Bostic.
“I wrote the song “Keep Jesus First” out of pain when I started my journey to Christ. However, I also wanted to tell Jesus, thank you, for bringing me out of a life of darkness.” Then, I thought it is the perfect theme and song title to capture the essence of my teaching, fellowship, and outreach ministries. From then on, I proclaimed that I would “Keep Jesus First in every aspect of my life.”
As the spirit would have it, “Keep Jesus First” is the song title of Rev. Bostic’s first single to be released. Its uplifting rhythmic style and sound will have you singing, praising, and holding onto your faith. Rev. Frank Bostic loves all genres of music, and there are several musical icons who he has looked up to and imitated his style and sound around: The O’Jays, Gerald Levert, and Grammy Nominated Producer/Artist Glenn Jones, of course. In addition, the legendary Sam Cooke and one of the greatest gospel singers of our generation, Aretha Franklin.