You are invited to join the work being planned by the Interfaith Alliance at their next meeting to be held at Genesis Community Fellowship, 5425 NE 27th Avenue. The meeting will be hosted by Genesis Pastor Donald Frazier. Ordained in 1983, Pastor Frazier received his Masters in Specialized Ministry in 2004 from Western Seminary. The first few years of his ministry Pastor Frazier was bi-vocational, working as a manager at the State of Oregon Children Services Division. In that role, he developed culturally sensitive training for employees to insure that culturally competent programs were developed for ethnic clients. He indicates that his “ twelve years with CSD deeply burdened his heart for ministry to young people, family, and racial reconciliation.”
He has also been a leader with Promise Keepers while pastoring at Mt. Sinai and 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.
Featured speaker will be Felecia Tripp, Deputy Director of the Portland Housing Center,
The Portland Housing Center was formed 23 years ago as a partnership between the City of Portland and local banks to assist first-time home buyers in obtaining mortgages. It has since helped more than 7,000 families become homeowners.