Rev. Frederick Haynes, III, senior pastor at Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, will deliver words of inspiration to the 2017 graduating class, Saturday, May 6, at Jarvis Christian College. This is the school’s 105th commencement ceremony.
For 31 years, Dr. Haynes has served as a visionary and innovative senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Under his servant leadership, the ministry and membership have grown from less than 100 members in 1983 to over 12,000. Dr. Haynes is committed to education and has led Friendship-West to donate over a million dollars to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and over $2 million in scholarship aid to students who are members of the church and greater Dallas community.
Dr. Haynes is a native of Dallas, Texas, is a graduate of Bishop College (now Paul Quinn College) and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.