David Frazier

David Frazier was born and raised in Oklahoma, graduating from Oklahoma State University with a BS in mathematics. After graduation, David moved to Houston to work for Exxon in information technology. In Houston, David met Lorraine (Quinn), and they married in 1979.

David and Lorraine moved to Oklahoma, where David accepted a job with Halliburton Co., and where their daughter, Molly Kathleen, was born. Molly was born with severe mental and physical limitations. Molly lived a happy and peaceful life, but, sadly, passed away in January 2022.

David and Lorraine traveled internationally with David’s job, residing in Duncan, Oklahoma; London; and Houston. David retired in 2017 as the Sr. Director of Information Security and Risk Management after 38 years of service at Halliburton. David and Lorraine moved to New York in 2018 when Lorraine was appointed dean of the Columbia University School of Nursing. David and Lorraine currently split their time between New York, Houston, and Newport, traveling to Newport as often as Lorraine’s schedule permits!

David characterizes his faith journey as “a continuing process of prayer, faith, growing, and learning more about Christ’s love and His mission for me in this world.”

David and Lorraine have always been active in church life. David served on the board of deacons in the Baptist church that they attended in Oklahoma and served on the church council at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston, where David and Lorraine both sang in the choir. They also attended Christ Church Cathedral in Houston and Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock (where Lorraine served as dean of the University of Arkansas School of Nursing).

David has also been active in civic life, serving as treasurer and president of his local Kiwanis club and Toastmasters club. In Oklahoma, David and Lorraine formed a non-profit, Centennial Park, Inc., and David served as President of this organization that successfully raised funds, organized community volunteers, and built the first handicapped-accessible playground in Oklahoma.

David enjoys music (particularly jazz!) and photography, and both he and Lorraine are happy to be members at Emmanuel Church Newport, where the music is beautiful, the gospel is preached, and the community is served!