Atlanta Highway

Sunday Worship Schedule

Contemporary at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sanctuary at 8:00, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Chapel at 6:00 p.m.
Hispanic at 11:00 a.m.
Chinese at 10:30 a.m.

Pike Road

Sunday Worship Schedule

Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Coffee & Donuts and Children's Drop-off open 9:30 a.m.

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Who We Are

Frazer is people—people like you, doing life together with all of its ups and downs, trying to make a difference in the world.

.Frazer is not just a big building, or an organization with lots of programs and events. At heart, Frazer is people—people like you, doing life together with all of its ups and downs, trying to make a difference in the world.

What Frazer people have in common is our commitment to follow Jesus Christ. To us, “following Jesus” means being like him by loving God and loving other people. Our buildings, our programs, our events—they are all about how we can love God more passionately and love people more practically.

We follow Jesus because everything about him amazes us. We believe he was God’s own son, a flesh and blood person showing us how loving God really is. We believe he died an excruciating death to solve the very real problem of evil that is destroying our world. And we believe that he was raised from the dead—in fact, he is living today—which gives us tremendous confidence that we too can face death with hope, and live a new life of inner peace and joy right now.

So really, the best way to get to know Frazer is to get to know our people. Visit one of our worship experiences. Sign up for a group. Come hang out at an event. Or, contact us to set up a tour and a time to meet and ask questions.

Core Values

These are the seven basic values that the Frazer family is built on. We call them the "DNA" of Frazer. 

1) Jesus is First 

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6


2) God’s Word defines our worldview

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16


3) Life is better together. Growth Happens in Groups.

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.” Acts 2:42-44

4) Everyone matters. Everyone ministers.

"Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet." John 13:14


5) People invite people. Leaders multiply Leaders.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19


6) How we treat the poor and the powerless is how we treat Jesus.

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40


7) My Life-Long Purpose is to Love God and love people.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40

Beliefs

Some things are just true. Always have been, and always will be. At Frazer, we join with millions Christians who have traditionally accepted the Apostle’s Creed as a summary of the key points we believe are true, as explained in the Bible and passed on through the Church around the world and across the centuries. Here it is:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
     maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
     born of the virgin Mary,
     suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     was crucified, died, and was buried;
     the third day he rose from the dead;
     he ascended into heaven,
     and sitteth at the right hand of the Father Almighty.
     from thence he shall come again to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
     the holy catholic Church,
     the communion of saints,
     the forgiveness of sins,
     the resurrection of the body,
     and the life everlasting. Amen.


Mission

Frazer's mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the hope of the world. 

History

Small beginnings

Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church began in 1889 when a local preacher organized a Sunday School in a storeroom on Holt Street in Montgomery. In 1892 a minister was assigned to the group and the church was organized.

Historic move

In the 1960s, Frazer Memorial Methodist Church had about 500 members. Construction of Interstates 85 and 65 caused many of the members to move to other parts of town. Some denominational consultants studied the problem and basically suggested the church disband.

After more discussion, the pastor, Rev. Noah Lisenby, is reported to have leaped out of his chair, looked at the people present, and said, "You may know statistics and demographics, but you don't know the heart of the people of Frazer, and you don't understand God's purpose for these people!" 

Eventually, five acres of property in East Montgomery were offered to the church. At the time it was simply an open cotton field well outside the city limits with few houses around, but members stayed faithful to the church and began to invite others to join them. As the city grew out toward the East, the grew as well.

The growth

Over the next 30 years, Frazer became one of the fastest growing United Methodist congregations in America. In 1990 it had the largest worship attendance and the largest Sunday School attendance of any United Methodist congregation in North America.

To reach even more people, Frazer began to offer three Sunday morning worship services and Sunday School hours in 1978. In 1992, Frazer invested in a state-of-the-art television ministry and studio to take the message of Christ to the greater Montgomery community, state, nation and even the world. 

Since Easter Sunday 2000, Frazer has increased the number of Sunday morning worship services to six by starting three Contemporary Worship services. In 2003, a seventh service, totally in Spanish, was begun and a fulltime Hispanic minister was hired. Today a Chinese language service also meets every other week and the Contemporary Worship service is translated into Korean.

In 2016, Frazer launched a second site in the Pike Road community, meeting for worship in the Pike Road School and offering new ways for people to connect in community and mission.

The future

Frazer enjoys a rich heritage, but we believe our greatest days are yet to come. Not because we are such great people, but because we think God is at work in the world, and wants to do great things through us. A glimpse of where we are headed:

Multi-Site: Frazer has become one church in multiple locations. Beginning in 2016 with the launch of our Pike Road campus, Frazer plans to branch out into at least five locations by 2020. New worship gatherings will make it easier for new people to connect into the Frazer family, and just as importantly, Frazer will be even more immersed into local communities for mission and ministry outside the walls of the church. 

Family Focus: we see families under stress all around us, but we believe there is hope in Christ. In addition to our excellent Children's Ministry and Student Ministry, Frazer will develop a family ministry initiative to strengthen marriages, equip parents, heal broken families, and care for orphans and foster children. 

Public School Partnerships: we will continue our heritage of serving the community through more focused partnerships with local schools. Our Pike Road Campus, which will meets in the Pike Road School, has already begun serving the teachers there, and in Montgomery our Transformation Montgomery project has opened the door to provide tutoring and after school programs in Chisholm Elementary.