Chaplain, Director of Chapel & Religious Activities, Assemblies & Chapel
From the age of three years old as a youngster joining in a “family devotion” of singing gospel to encourage other sharecroppers of God’s promises -- to the age of twelve when he confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, it is apparent that God had given to Reverend Frederick T. Faison a special anointing for reaching people.
At Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in Wake Forest, N.C., Reverend Faison grew under the auspices of Dr. Enoch Holloway. He served as minister of music from 1987-2000. In 1995, Reverend Faison graduated from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, N.C. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Selected to serve and study abroad in 1997 as a Rotary International U.S. Ambassadorial Scholar, Reverend Faison chose to study in Sunderland, England. In 1999, he obtained a Masters of Education degree from the Sunderland University and also completed writing his first book Celebrations of Life, Faith and Songs: A Chronicle of 100 Years in African American Music, Poetry and Prose.
Upon Reverend Faison’s 1999 return to the U.S., he accepted the call and preached his initial sermon on Dec. 31, 2000. In 2005, he obtained a Masters in Divinity degree from Shaw Divinity School and was ordained in 2007 by Dr. Holloway and the Friendship Chapel Baptist church family.
Reverend Faison resolves: “My whole life is a miracle. I want to spend the rest of my life serving and thanking God for all he has done.”