Donald M. Frazier began his professional musical career in 1967 when he was asked to serve as the pianist for an amazingly talented Gospel singing group named The Trav’Lers Quartet. They were a featured group on the nationally syndicated TV show called, “Bob Poole’s Gospel Favorites which aired weekly all across the country.
The Trav’Lers Quartet was widely acclaimed for their modern harmony sound they brought to Gospel Music. Numerous groups would try to copy their style but they were the pacesetters. Donald became the third pianist for the group following in the footsteps of the renowned artists Otis Forrest and Tony Brown. Both of these men went on to forge tremendous careers in the music industry. Donald has often stated that he was unprepared, unqualified, and undeserving of this position. However God obviously saw something in him that he could not see at the time.
After serving for three years as the pianist, MC, and Manager of the group, Frazier answered the Call to the pulpit ministry. Since 1970, Donald Frazier has combined his teaching/preaching ministry with his God-given talents as a singer, pianist and songwriter. His ministry has produced their own radio and television programs called “Adventures in Faith” which were nationally syndicated. In addition, he has recently released his seventh album of Gospel Music…Southern Style. His piano artistry is exhibited in a wide range of selections from “I’ll Fly Away” to “Theme from Exodus.”
Dr. Frazier earned his PhD in 1980 and has served as a professional counselor in numerous settings. In addition, he has also had his own private Marriage and Family Counseling practice for over 30 years. While he enjoys the diversity of ministries that God has afforded him, his greatest joy comes from sharing the message of Jesus through his music. There is an apparent anointing that his audiences feel when he plays and sings the songs of the Lord.
Donald has had only one piano lesson. That occurred when he was seven years old. Years later, in response to an altar call at the age of eighteen, he submitted his life to Jesus Christ. It was on that night that he asked God to save him, and teach him to play the piano. Within four years, he had begun his career as a professional pianist with The Trav’Lers Quartet. God answered both prayers from the sincere heart of young man who knew that nothing was impossible for God. As he testifies, “If God was big enough to save me then He was big enough to give me the gift of music.”