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Monday, 07 July 2014 05:19 PM EDT

DonaldFrazier-webIn the early morning hours of July 4th, Dr. Donald Frazier was tragically shot and killed in a home invasion. Dr. Frazier was a renowned minister, counselor, writer and Gospel music musician.

With 23 BMI songs to his writing credit, Frazier was also the author of Greek Nuggets From the Gospel Gold Mine and The Prodigal Spouse (both from Tate Publishing). He had also served as the president of AMI Kingsway Music Publishing (BMI).

Ten years ago at a Music Festival held by AbsolutelyGospel.com, Donald Frazier performed as visitor to the event. His singing and piano playing received much praise, but what grabbed the attention of the late Susan Unthank, editor-in-chief of AGM, was the Biblical knowledge she grasped just talking with Dr. Frazier. After discussing it with her husband, Deon Unthank, they immediately asked Donald to start writing for them under the title of 'Gospel Nuggets.'

Deon Unthank, publisher of AGM said, “Donald was gifted in so many areas and his writing was so profound that he has been one of our most read monthly articles. When my wife, Susan, passed away, Donald called me and counseled in the most traumatic time of my life. Since he had been through the same situation with the passing of his wife, I knew that his words were ones that I could trust. On a personal level, I will truly miss Donald. On a professional level losing his writing is a loss to our publication.”

Dr. Frazier's son Jeremy said, “As I struggle to express how I feel at the senseless death of my father early this morning, I am reminded of the enormous impact he has had on this world. In his time as a minister, counselor, police officer, musician, author, husband and father he has touched so many lives. He will be missed by a great many people all over this country.”

 

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