Pastor Mike Frazier was born in Japan to missionary parents. He was saved and baptized at the age of 7 and felt the call of God to preach at age 12. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he met his wife, Rachel Shumpert, who is also a graduate of TTU. They were marred in 1987. Mike pastored the Stanley Heights Baptist Church in East Ridge, Tennessee for 8 years. In January 1999, Mike began his ministry as the Senior Pastor of Canton Baptist in Canton, Ohio. Mike and Rachel have three adult children – Lauren, Justin and Connor.