Obituary: Rev. Dr. Frazier Norton Odom, former interim executive director of LCMS Black Ministry

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  1. Shirley Jackson says:

    I had the opportunity to experience Rev. Odom’s leadership & preaching at Transfiguration. I must admit I was a skeptic when the Luther Plan was established. I doubted success was possible. Wow, was I surprised. Those relationships built then remain today for nurturing & continuation. Look at God always working for our good!

    My last phone call to Rev. Odom was insightful as we reminisced about the old days. He was a good listening source for changes needed in this minstry. I asked specifically about the mandate to equip future laity & clergy to go beyond the survivor mentality. The vision to ensure longevity & sustainability must be crafted & communicated. Well,
    needless to say, we agreed it was a conversation to be continued.

    My prayer as Rev Odom rests in the Lord, is that others (we) will rise up with urgency to fill those known gaps. Also, that everyone PUSH for the needed change. The work isn’t easy yet absolutely necessary. RIP good & faithful servant. Amen