Pastor Frank Machen

January 15, 1948 - September 27, 2021

Celebrating the life of Frank Machen, a life dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teaching God’s people to live by faith. He fought the good fight and finished his race. “Well done, good and faithful servant: you have been faithful… enter into the joy of your Lord,” Matthew 25:21. 

Making HIStory

On Monday, September 27, 2021, Frank T. Machen, 73, wonderful loving husband, father of four, grandfather of 11, great grandfather of 6, great man of faith and minister of the gospel for 54 years went to be with the Lord peacefully while surrounded by his family.

Frank was born on January 15, 1948 to Ethelyn and Stansell Machen. After graduating from Hueytown High School in 1966, he married his high school sweetheart, Pat Fuller, and was married to her for 55 years. He attended Jacksonville State University for four years and then attended and graduated from Antioch Baptist Bible College in Marietta, GA.

At the age of sixteen, God spoke audibly to him 3 times saying Preach the Word. It wasn’t until years later that he understood what that truly meant. In 1980, at the clear instruction of the Lord, Frank founded Producing Faith Ministry, a non-denominational church which welcomed all people of all races to come and be taught the Word of God and how to live by faith. Because of the strength that the Lord gave him, he was able to break religous strongholds and barriers. He was among the first to have an integrated church in the Birmingham area. He actively pastored and taught there for 31 years.

During this time, Frank earned his pilot’s licenses and believed God for aircraft that would enable him to take the Word of Faith to other countries. In his own plane, he was able to travel to and minister in Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, Providenciales, and Haiti many times. Overseas, he was privileged to minister in Ukraine, France, and Bulgaria. His family and preaching the Word was his passion. He had a 15 minute radio broadcast on WDJC for several years. For the past 7 years, instructed by the Lord, he produced a short daily video called Faith Nuggets that was available around the world. Frank was very generous to his family, congregation, and ministries abroad. His hobbies, besides flying, were bass fishing and riding motorcycles.

Frank is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pat Machen, 4 children Mark (Jennifer), Shawn (Andrea), Matthew (Stephanie), Joy (Abraham); 11 grandchildren Caleb (Jessica), Olivia (Justin), Nathanael, Brooke (Daniel), Seth (Chelsea), Rebekah (Nathan), Zoe (Dawson), Isabellah, Mattie, Alexander, Valentine; and 6 great grandchildren Troy, Jane, Josie, Harper, Margot, and Ebbaleana. He is also survived by his sister Bunny (William).

Celebration of Life Service

Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Frank Machen will be livestreamed at:


Saturday, October 2, 2021
Visitation: 12 pm – 2pm
Celebration Service: 2 pm


Life of Faith Church

965 Grantswood Trail
Irondale, AL 35210
(205) 956 – 5995

Frank Machen Tribute Fund

We are confident that Frank Machen’s legacy of faith will continue to live through his family, the church and the thousands of people impacted by his audacious faith and biblical teachings during his 54 years of ministry.

If you have been impacted by Frank Machen and his teachings, in lieu of flowers, we have provided a way to honor his life and legacy with a financial gift.
(You may use the form to make your electronic gift. 100% of gift proceeds will be given to his wife, Pat Machen).

Heartfelt words of care are welcomed. We invite you to complete the form below to provide encouraging affirmations to the Machen family.