About Pastor Ayers
Rev. Danielle Ayers is a justice seeker, author, preacher, and teacher. Currently, Ayers serves as the Pastor of Justice at Friendship-West (Dallas, TX), a 12,000-member house of worship pastored by Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III.
Rev. Ayers leads the church’s public policy agenda and justice initiatives. Through education and advocacy training, she prepares the congregation and community to mobilize and organize around the following impact areas: economic justice, food justice, gender justice, environmental justice, legal clinic, racial reconciliation, civic engagement, and immigration. As a consultant, Ayers facilitates sessions at churches nationwide, offering practical tools to decolonize mission trips and construct justice ministries.
As the Pastor of Justice, Ayers builds strong coalitions and develops partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations seeking a just society. Rev. Ayers serves as the Co-convener of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc., a delegate to the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race, and on the Board of Directors for President Jimmy Carter’s New Baptist Covenant, Texas Impact, and Faith Cooperative Federal Credit Union.
Rev. Ayers holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Memphis and a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. She is pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry at SMU Perkins School of Theology. Rev. Ayers is the co-author of To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries in the Black Church and an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated member.