Meet The Team

Bishop Clifford L. Frazier

bishopsmallBishop Clifford L. Frazier was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his education at Ohio University, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications with a minor in English in 1973 and earning a Masters of Theology from Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX June 1992. He is presently working towards his Sac.Th.D., Doctor of Systematic Theology degree. In 1975, he began pursuing a career in the television industry working as on-air talent, producer-director and in production. Beginning working at WVIZ-TV Cleveland, he then worked with the NBC Network in engineering and subsequently with the 3M Company in its Public Relations Department and as an eight state regional salesman in the Video Products Department.

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Pamela J. Frazier

mamacutPamela J. Frazier was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in the Cleveland Public School system. She enrolled in Baldwin-Wallace College majoring in music. She completed her education at Southern Methodist University, graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In 1975, she married Clifford L. Frazier, also a Cleveland native. She is the mother of two lovely daughters, Leah and Janelle and is the proud grandmother of four beautiful children Khemberlyn, Nylah, Jayden, and Landon.

Early on, Pamela Frazier distinguished herself as a consummate musician with the woodwind instruments, playing the Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and Contrabass Clarinet, ultimately specializing in the Bassoon. She attended the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC and had several guest appearances with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.

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Leah A. McCoy

Leah_webLeah A. McCoy was born in St. Paul, MN on December 15, 1975 to Bishop Clifford L. and Co-Pastor Pamela J. Frazier, founders of the Battle for the Family Organization. She spent most of her life in Dallas, TX. Early on she developed a reputation for leadership. Leah was known as a good friend and confidant to all signaling then her developing gift as a counselor. As a Psychology major at Baylor University she was involved in various activities both social and professional in nature.

She also spent countless hours in Play Therapy Research focusing on Child Psychology. In the spring of 1999, just before graduation, Leah received her certification in Rape & Incest Crisis Counseling from the Texas Association Against Sexual Abuse. Shortly after her graduation she joined the rest of her family in St. Louis, MO.

Leah received her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Webster University – October 2004, graduating with honors distinction. She currently works as a Marriage and Family Counselor. Leah is known for her counseling focus in Sexual Health and Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse, Human Sexuality and Couples Therapy.

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Janelle E. Frazier

janelle-webJanelle E. Frazier was born in Dallas, TX to Bishop Clifford L. and Co-Pastor Pamela J. Frazier, founders of The Battle for the Family Organization. In 1999, Janelle graduated from Pattonville High School, after moving to St. Louis, MO with her parents.

During her time at Pattonville, she participated in a variety of activities and clubs. She was a member of the Minority Achievement Club (MAC), Parrot Pep Squad, and the Choir. While diverse in her interests, she focused much of her attention on her journalistic passion influencing students and community members alike as a student writer for the Pattonville school paper.

After working for several years in accounting as a night auditor, Janelle realized that she was very much interested in business administration and management. Janelle enrolled in Fontbonne University where she majors in Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resource Management. She is a full-time student, and BFTF team member specializing in issues related to young adults and single young adult mothers.

Janelle is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Khemberlyn and Nylah. Being a single mother and full-time student, while actively engaged in her career, Janelle is no stranger to the pressures of life. She has experienced her share of dating and relationship disappointments and financial hardships as well. However, Janelle remains steadfast in her belief that “With God All Things are Possible.”

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Lester McCoy, Jr.

Lester-webLester McCoy, Jr., the second oldest child in a family of four siblings, was born April 15, 1979. He is a native of Wichita, Kansas. He began playing the saxophone at the age of 8, and received special permission to join the band while only in the 3rd grade. His musical talent consistently ranked him in 1st chair and he was named All City Performer.

 

An honor graduate of Southeast High School, he gained a reputation for being an exceptional two-sport athlete playing Football and Basketball. While there, he received numerous awards, including being named All City and All State Wide Receiver and Defensive Back, City League Conference Single Season Reception and Receiving Yardage Records Holder and All City Guard in Basketball. He was a State Champion 4x100 Relay member and in 1997 he was invited to participate in the Kansas Shrine Bowl, the state high school All Star game. These athletic accomplishments led to his induction as a member of the High School Sports Hall of Fame for Scholar Athletes.

 

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