Dr. Frederick Douglas Haynes, III
“Equipping Changed People to Change the World”
“Creatively making disciples, while on the cutting edge, making a difference spiritually and socially.” (Mt. 28:16-20 | Luke 4:18-19)
Friendship-West Baptist Church will be a Christian Community within the community that transforms the community.
Making Disciples to Make a Difference (Matthew 28:19-20)
Every Member to be a Maturing Minister Involved in Ministry
Friendship-West has adopted Emmanuel Baptist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe, to help fund the construction of a worship auditorium, day care center and school. In 2003, Friendship-West launched Emmanuel Care – a hunger relief program designed to help provide food to at least 150 families in Harare, Zimbabwe.
African-American Pastors Coalition
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
United Negro College Fund
National Baptist Convention, USA
National Urban League
Celebrating Life Foundation
Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Black Expo
And a host of other charities and associations.
Built on the Word of God
A bible, though unseen, has been placed under the pulpit. This reminds us that we are built on the Word of God.
Our Church Home
The home of Friendship-West Baptist Church is sprinkled with symbols that allow witnesses and worshippers to hear from God. The facility has been referred to as the Taj Mahal in Oak Cliff or the palace in Southern Dallas. The palatial ambience reminds all that God is the Sovereign King of Kings. We have been blessed to build a house that says to everyone who feels his or her life is out of control, that God is in control. A part of ancient life in Egypt was inundation of the Nile River. When the spring rains fell in the Ethiopian highlands the level of the Nile River rose above its banks in Egypt. Much of the Nile valley was turned into lakes, but as the waters receded, they left behind fertile silt from which new life would emerge, beginning on the highest mounds, which were pyramid shaped.
Once you enter into the worship center, immediately the awesome Ankh arrests your attention. The Ankh, first created by Africans in Egypt, is known as the original cross. It is defined as the symbolic representation of both Physical and Eternal life. The early Christian Church in Egypt, which eventually became the Coptic Church, adopted the Ankh. Again, new life and eternal life are articulated by this ancient symbol.
Message in the Glass
The stained glass windows above the baptistery are powerful messages. The window on the right “The Faith that the Dark Past has taught us.” The window on the left may be labeled "A Way out of no way."
The Pyramids (*Excerpt from Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III – Wednesday Night Bible Study, 12/28/05)