By Baptist Message staff
BATON ROUGE, La. (LBM) – Ken Fryer, minister of music at Riverside Baptist Church, Watson, died Saturday, Dec. 12. He was 56.
A native of Delhi, Fryer served at several Louisiana Baptist churches, including as pastor of First Baptist Church, Greenwood, and College Place Baptist Church, Monroe. He also served as an associate pastor at Heritage Baptist Church, Shreveport; Milldale Baptist Church, Zachary; Willow Point Baptist Church, Shreveport; and Broussard Grove Baptist Church, Prairieville.
In addition to being on the staff of six churches, Fryer served Louisiana Baptists as a LBC Executive Board member (2007-2011), moral and social concerns committee member (2012-2014), and President’s 2020 Commission member (2012-present), according to the Annual Church Profile.
According to his obituary, Fryer taught at Sequitur Classical Academy, University View Academy and Christ Presbyterian Church, as well as teaching voice to numerous private students. He co-authored the book “Virtues of the Great Composers for Children,” and was a contributor to the book “Covenant Theology: A Baptist Distinctive” by Earl Blackburn.
He was a graduate of Ouachita Parish High School, Monroe; East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, Texas; Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe; and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.
Fryer was preceded in death by his father, James Coleman Fryer.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ramona; his mother, Ramona; a sister, Sheila MacFaddin (Alan); a niece, Ann Jones; and a nephew, Joseph MacFaddin.
The family welcomes friends to a visitation on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 9:30-11 a.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Baton Rouge. A celebration of life service will follow and will be officiated by Larry Hubbard, James Robertson, and Lewis Richerson.
He will be buried Thursday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. at Woodard Cemetery in Taylor.