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The Reverend Doctor

LeRoy Haynes, Jr.

our pastor:
Reverend Dr. LeRoy Haynes, Jr.

Lead Pastor

Place of Birth:  Native of Beaumont, Texas

Marital Status: Single

Children:  Daughter: Robin and Grandchild: Conner




  • Bachelor degree with honors from The University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

  • Master of Theology with honors in Social Ethics from Southern Methodist University; Dallas, Texas; Perkins School of Theology

  • Doctor of Ministry from Texas Christian University, Brite Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Post-Doctoral Studies at Boston University Pastoral excellence program, Boston, MA


Career Profile


  • Chaplin and Professor of Religion at Southern University in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Dean of Chapel & Professor of Religion at Texas College - Tyler, Texas

  • Pastoral experience: serve as Senior Pastor in Beaumont, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Presently serve as Senior Pastor at Allen Temple CME Church in Portland, OR and Presiding Elder for the states of Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

  • Emeritus President of North Portland Bible College, and Evangelical Christian College in Portland, OR

Civil-Rights Activities


  • Youth Organizer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Southeast, Texas during the early 1960’s

  • Community Organizer for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Austin, Texas

  • Chairperson of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform in Portland, OR


  • The Skanner Newspaper: Drum Major for Justice Award 2005 in the City of Portland.

  • NAACP Oregon / Washington Regional Award for Community Leadership 2012

  • World Arts Foundation Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Collaboration Award.

  • United States Department of Justice Attorney General, Lorretta E. Lynch Award for National Leadership in Community Policing. (2016)

  • God’s Prophet in Non-Violence: The Theology and Philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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