Local Minister Killed in Fatal Accident

Categories // LA Focus Thursday, 14 December 2017

Local Minister Killed in Fatal Accident

The L.A. church community is reeling from the loss of Arturo Da’Naire Frazier, a local ordained minister who was killed on Sunday, December 10 after being struck by a car. He was 39.

      Frazier was killed after leaving a Southern California Full Gospel Communion Service at the Unity Christian Fellowship in Compton. Frazier was struck at around 8:30pm as he crossed under a freeway underpass on Atlantic Blvd to get to his parked car. Found to be unresponsive by paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

      Born and raised in Compton, Frazier served as a youth pastor at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church and was later ordained a minister. Active in the community, he served as a liaison for Isadore Hall III, a project manager for Los Angeles Urban League and campaigned unsuccessfully for a seat on the Compton School Board.

      Calling Frazier’s passing a loss for the community, Compton Mayor Aja Brown said in a statement that her thoughts and prayers were with his family and friends.

      “Arturo was one of our Compton champions who dedicated his short time here on Earth doing his part to move the Compton community forward.”

      “I can’t trace the sense in this tragedy,” said Bishop Richard Sanders. “He was the son I never had. He would give you the shirt off his back.”

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