Original Air Date: June 18, 2012
Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III Senior Pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas for now 28 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. Further, as a demonstration of his academic, social and oratorical prowess he was afforded the opportunity to serve as Speaker for the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast – a most esteemed opportunity.
Dr. 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.
A special “shout out” to Rev. Dr. Delman Coates, Senior Pastor at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, Clinton, MD, and Sharon Lettman Hicks, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Justice Coalition, for calling in to welcome Rev. Dr. Haynes to Maryland. Delman and Sharon were also kind enough to join in on our conversation with Rev. Dr. Haynes. A big “Thank You!” to both of them.