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Beverly D. Frazier, Ph.D.

Reverend Beverly D. Frazier, PhD, affectionately known as Pastor Beverly, is an Assistant Professor in the Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York. In addition, she is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society in Philadelphia. She received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS).

Pastor Beverly served as an Associate Pastor at the Elim International Fellowship in Brooklyn, New York, where she was ordained by the late Bishop Wilbert S. McKinley. As a member of the cathedral staff at Elim, she serves as Dean, director of planning and assessment. In addition, to her organizational leadership duties at Elim, Pastor Beverly served in ministry word, preaching and teaching, and the administering of the sacraments. Most recently, she served as an Associate Minister at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ, where Rev. Darrell L. Armstrong is the Senior Pastor. Most of her life, Dr. Frazier has served in congregational ministry in and beyond the walls of the church.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Pastor Beverly was born the fourth of seven children to Leroy and Flora Frazier. She presently resides in New Jersey and enjoys international travel, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Pastor Beverly is the 6th pastor of Morning Star Church, upholding a long-esteemed legacy. In 2014, the church went through challenges that threatened the existence of Morning Star Church. But through it all, Pastor Beverly ignited the rebirth of Morning Star, instituting a revived worship service, and introducing an upheld weekly Bible study for anyone in the community. In the past 3 years, through the guidance of God and dedicated membership the church, Morning Star not only survived in it all, but is thriving and looking forward to fulfilling its mission in Harlem.

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