A fresh voice . . . These are words that people often use to describe Jamie Frazier, affectionately known as, Pastor J. Jamie is dedicated to doing ministry that is distinctively Christian and intentionally justice-oriented. A native of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Jamie, like Timothy of the New Testament, owes much to the mother, Irene Frazier, and grandmother, Dorothy Frazier, who raised him. These two women taught Jamie the importance of serving God and loving all people.
Upon his graduation from Berkeley High School, Jamie attended Vanderbilt University on a full-tuition scholarship. While at Vandy, Jamie served as Student Government Executive-Vice President. In addition, he started an African-American campus ministry called Jeremiah Generation in spring, 2005. "JG," as most know it, was launched with just five other students. Within a few months, under Jamie's leadership as JG campus pastor, the organization regularly drew nearly 100 Black students to its worship experiences. At the time, there were only about 500 African-American undergraduates at Vanderbilt.
Jamie moved to Chicago in January, 2010. Since that point, he has spent two years as a youth pastor in the suburbs of Winnetka, as well as Wauconda. Over the years he has worked in churches of varying Christian traditions ranging from independent and Lutheran (ELCA) to Baptist and United Methodist as well as to UCC and Pentecostal.
An ordained Pentecostal pastor and seminary student, he has recently answered the call to start a church, The Lighthouse Church of Chicago. The heart of this church's mission is clearly expressed in its motto: "Passionate About Jesus. Serious About Justice." The Lighthouse strives to be a church that reaches people of every sexual orientation, race, age, and marital status. Visit website