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
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
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.
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.”