Pastor Donald Frazier and his wife Rebecca are natives of Portland, Oregon and have been married for 42 years. They have four grown children, one in high school and eight grandchildren. Pastor Frazier is a graduate of Western Seminary, receiving his Masters in Specialized Ministry in 2004. Ordained in 1983, he was installed as Pastor of Mt. Sinai Community Baptist Church in 1988. The first few years of his ministry Pastor Frazier was bi-vocational, working as a manager at the State of Oregon Children Services Division developing culturally sensitive training for employees and insuring culturally competent programs were developed for ethnic clients. His twelve years with CSD deeply burdened his heart for ministry to young people, family, and racial reconciliation.
He was on staff with Promise Keepers as a reconciliation leader while Pastoring at Mt. Sinai. Pastor Frazier also began the Bridge Ministries Program, designed as an outreach program aimed at reaching gang affected youth and their families. High risk and at-risk youth were referred to the program by the State of Oregon, Juvenile court, local high schools, and the community. In addition to working with the youth, his work included a component of racial reconciliation to promote cross-racial understanding within churches. These experiences eventually led to his present position as the founder and Senior Pastor of Genesis Community Fellowship, a relevant, non-traditional, multi-cultural church in Northeast Portland.
Genesis’s core values reflect the ongoing shaping that God has worked in the life of Donald Frazier as He uses him in the community he serves. Genesis is committed to the community and to the belief that significant things happen when we pray. Genesis believes that diversity is healthier than uniformity.
What Pastor Frazier says about Genesis: “I believe that Almighty God has created Genesis to grow and be a strong vibrant influential church in our city. The community will realize what Genesis has begun to experience already; that is, to be a community that expresses unconditional love, a community of worshipers that touch the heart of God, and a light in the ministry of reconciliation. Family, Youth & Senior ministries will develop into solid ministries as our Outreach ministry finds a new, yet influential role in our community. Genesis will become not a place to go but a people to belong to.”