The Dr. Rodney B. Frazier Scholarship

The Dr. Rodney B. Frazier Scholarship

How have you contributed to your community and what impact did you make?

Dr. Rodney Bernard Frazier, Sr., pastor of Restoration Church in Cedar Hill and a Board Member for the Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program.  He was also an educator, musician and producer. 


Frazier became a prolific musician and served as a mentor to fellow musicians throughout D-FW and across the United States.


During his music career, he served with some of the largest labels and well-known artists as a songwriter, keyboard player, and music producer — including producing under music great Quincy Jones. He was also the keyboardist for the local group, The MAC Band, The MAC Band is best remembered for its 1988 hit “Roses Are Red,” which reached No. 11 on the R&B Chart and Top 10 on the UK Singles Chart.


In 1995, Frazier earned a Grammy nomination for Gospel Music Producer and received the Gospel Music Workshop of America Gospel Album of the Year award for co-producing fellow Texan Kirk Franklin’s multiplatinum debut album, Why We Sing.


Rodney attended UT-Arlington, graduating in 1981 with a B.A. in music education. He earned an M.A. in education administration from Texas Woman’s University in 1998, an M.A. in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2003, and a doctor of ministry from The King’s University in 2013.


Frazier served his community in numerous other capacities. He worked for more than 20 years as a fine arts teacher and campus administrator for DISD. He was a chaplain’s assistant and placement specialist for African American graduates at Dallas Theological Seminary; worked with the Dallas Opera to increase minority recruitment; taught as an adjunct professor at both Dallas College and Southern Bible Institute & College; served as chaplain for the Cedar Hill Police Department, and taught music at Eddie Bernice Johnson STEM Academy.


Anitra Felicia Frazier described her husband as a devoted father of three with such an amazing sense of humor that he would make “people laugh so hard that their sides hurt.”


But more than anything, she said, “Rodney’s desire was to see people saved. He loved pouring into people and teaching those who had never encountered Christ for themselves to want to do so.”