St. John AME Zion
About the Pastor

The Pastor and First Lady

Just a word about the Pastor, Rev., Dr. Wilmer T. Frazier Jr.

Pastor of the St. John A.M.E. Zion Church, Odenton, Maryland, June 2002-present


Former Pastorates:

Gibson Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Bethesda, Maryland May 1994-June 2002

Stephen Gill Spottswood A.M.E. Zion Church, Landover, Maryland May 1986-May 1994.

Assistant Pastor of the Varick Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Washington, DC 1981-May 1986.


Personal Life:

A third generation Washingtonian, born to Wilmer (Sr.) and Carrie Frazier.  Raised in Washington, DC.  Educated in the DC public Schools and  attended the U.S.D.A. Graduate School, Howard University and graduated from the Washington Bible College and Capitol Bible Seminary.  Received Doctorate (Honora Causa) from the Marthas Vineyard Theological Seminary in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. 


Married to the former Juanita Nell Paulk, of Ocilla, Georgia May 1966-present



Stephani Diane Frazier, daughter

Robert Everett Frazier, son

Grandchildren (6)

Marie, 19,  Ashlei, 17,  Mark, 14, Raphael, 13, Sean II 10, and Destini, 9.



United States Library of Congress for 41 years

Presently working in the Central and Eastern European Acquisitions Section.


Ministerial travels:

Preached and/or lectured all over the United States and overseas in Nassau Bahamas, London, United Kingdom, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Barbados, Jerusalem, Israel, traveled also to: Hawaii, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Hamilton, Bermuda, Willemstad, Curacao, Cozumel, Mexico, Montreal, Canada, Paris, France, Syria, and Lebanon,


Ecclesiastical Memberships:

Philadelphia and Baltimore Annual Conference, Baltimore-Salisbury District, Associate member and Life Patron of the W.H. & O. M. Society, A.M.E. Zion Church,


Fraternal Memberships:

Ionic Lodge no. 17, F.A.A.M., P.H.A. Washington, DC


Ecclesiastical Activities:

Philadelphia and Baltimore Conference:

Appointment as Pastor-in-Charge, St. John A.M.E. Zion Church, Odenton, Maryland, former Chairman, Board of Overseas Missions, former Treasurer and C.F.O. Philadelphia and Baltimore Conference Administrative Fund, Tour Leader and Manager, London Tour, Instructor and member of the Board of Examiners, member of the Conference Executive Committee and the Political Action Committees.  Listed in the International Who's Who for Professionals, 2002 edition.



Travel, I.T., scuba diving, jet skiing.


Favorite Scripture:

Matthew 6: 33:  But seek ye first, the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.




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