All the characters are still alive in the future year of 2023. It is revealed that the Hetebrinks never got married, and that Ernie has been the deacon the entire time. The reverend has also led the congregation all these years, but he has plans to hand the reigns over to his son Reuben Jr. Since we know that Reuben Jr. was probably the son born at the end of the series in 1991, that means he would be 32 years old. When 'Amen' premiered in 1986, Rolly was mentioned as being 81. That means he would be 119 in the last dream. Sadly, actor Jester Hairston who portrayed Rolly passed away in 2000.