On November 10, 1960, Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III was born in Dallas, TX to the late Rev. Frederick D. Haynes, Jr. and Lynetta Haynes-Oliver. After experiencing racism in the segregated south Dr. Haynes’ father decided it was best to move his family to San Francisco where his father, Dr. Frederick D. Haynes Sr., pastored the historic Third Baptist Church. Dr. Haynes continued his education at Bishop College in Dallas, TX and graduated, with honors in 1982 with a B.A. degree in Religion and English. While a student at Bishop College, he also became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In 1996, he earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2005, Dr. Haynes received his Doctorate in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation where he was afforded the opportunity to study at Christ Church, Oxford University in Oxford, England. In 1983, Dr. Haynes accepted the call to become Senior Pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church. Since then the church has grown numerically and in ministry to the Dallas community and around the world. Friendship-West has moved three times under his leadership in order to accommodate its growth. A committed community activist, Dr. Haynes has formed alliances with local community leaders and Dallas city officials to fight social injustice, domestic violence, and poverty. In 2003, he founded the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference along with Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. and Dr. Iva E. Carruthers and currently serves as chairman of the board. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Paul Quinn College, a HBCU in Dallas, Texas where he has also served as an adjunct professor. A published author, in 2007 he authored “Soul Fitness with Frederick D. Haynes, III,” an inspirational and motivational daily devotional. Dr. Haynes’ 2008 publication “Healing Our Broken Village,” addresses the issues that have contributed to broken communities and lives. Dr. Haynes is married to Debra Peek-Haynes, Founder and President of Quorum Commercial, a commercial real estate firm. They are the proud parents of Abeni Jewel Haynes.