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Our Pastor

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Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III
Senior Pastor

Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III Senior Pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas Texas for now 30 years leads with a commitment to Christ, passion for people and yearning for community transformation. To that end, he has grown Friendship-West to nearly 12,000 during his tenure as Pastor.

Possessing a commitment to education he has a Bachelors Degree from Bishop College, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation.

Dr. Haynes is an author, radio show host and foremost a Pastor. In all he does he exudes the mantra of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – believing in the urgency of now, marrying theology with a call to impact our sociological issues. Dr. Haynes serves in various leadership capacities for organizations who champion social change he is Trustee Chair – Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference; Board of Directors – National Action Network; and Board of Directors – Conference of National Black Churches, just to name a few; and demonstrates a commitment to intellectual excellence in both the church and academia as he is a Board Member of Paul Quinn College where he has also acted as adjunct professor.

haynes_familyDr. Haynes is married to Debra Peek-Haynes, founder and president of Quorum Commercial, a Dallas commercial real estate firm. They are the parents of one beautiful daughter, Abeni Jewel Haynes.