Rob Frazier is delighted to be serving as Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church Pleasant View, leading worship in song at Sunday services and for other special events. “Leading God’s people in singing their praise to the Lord is a privilege I do not take lightly,” says Rob. “Congregational worship is not only the right and appropriate thing to offer the Lord who deserves our praise, it blesses us to come into His presence as His gathered family to praise Him for who He is and thank him for what He’s done.”
Rob enjoyed a 25 year career in Christian music as a songwriter, artist and producer before becoming a pastor, but still counts making music as one of his greatest joys. Initially coming to Nashville to join the band Petra, he recorded and toured with them briefly and then produced 7 solo albums subsequently, while writing songs and producing projects for other artists in the CCM and mainstream music fields. He has over 200 recorded songs in his catalogue including several gold, platinum and multi-platinum song placements and multiple Grammy and Dove award nominations.
He has travelled worldwide in music ministry representing both Compassion International and World Vision (child sponsorship organizations). Toward the end of his artist career he felt the call toward church work and began seminary training in 1997 at Regent University School of Divinity while still traveling, earning an MA in Practical Theology, which led to his first pastorate in the year 2000 at Belmont Church in Nashville TN, where he served through 2012. Following that, he was a Chaplain and Life Coach at Nashville Rescue Mission until Feb. 2017.
Besides his role at FBC, he serves full time as Associate Director of Staff Development with A.C.T. Intl. (Artists in Christian Testimony), a missions sending agency for creatives and innovative ministry specialists. Additionally, he serves as Adjunct Professor of Bible and Theology at Williamson College in Franklin, TN teaching a variety of courses at this small, accredited Christian liberal arts college that caters mostly to non-traditional adult learners. Despite a busy life, he still makes time for songwriting and performing on both guitar and keyboards. He also enjoys reading theology, politics and culture, hiking, biking and the occasional bit of yardwork...
Born in New Jersey and raised near Philadelphia PA, he is now an honorary Southerner and has been married for 36 years to his wife Carol, with whom he has three grown children, all of whom are professionally involved in the arts.