Baccalaureate Ceremony Keynote Speaker

Reverend Frederick A. Hayes, Sr.

Baccalaureate Speaker

Reverend Frederick A. Hayes, Sr.

The Reverend Frederick A. Hayes, Sr. is a native of Chicago, Illinois and the oldest of nine children of Pastor and Mrs. Lloyd David Hayes. He has been a member of the Dayton, Ohio community since 1981.

Serving God’s people for Reverend Hayes began at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio where, he was appointed to the office of Deacon and served in that capacity until accepting God’s call to the ministry. In January 1988, he was licensed to preach and was ordained in April, 1991. For twelve years, Reverend Hayes served as minister and administrator over the Youth Church Ministry. The Youth Ministry under Reverend Hayes’ guidance became a strong and vital organ of the church body. Added to his responsibilities as the Youth Minister, Reverend Hayes had oversite for the Office of Ministries. In this role, he provided the spiritual and administrative direction for all ministries of the church body. In 2001, the Lord elevated him to the office of Pastor, where he currently shepherds the Freedom Faith Missionary Baptist Church, also of Dayton, Ohio.

During the 17 years of Pastor’s Hayes tenure, Freedom Faith has flourished economically, socially but most important, spiritually. Under his leadership, over thirty ministries have been formed and are serving the membership and surrounding communities. In 2013, the church relocated to a new 15,000 sq. ft. edifice equipped with administrative offices, classrooms, recreational spaces and a 300-seat dining/multi-purpose hall to meet the ministerial needs of a growing congregation.

Pastor Hayes’ religious preparation includes the Waddles, Harris and Williams (WHW) Conference for Expository Preaching and Teaching, Sinclair Community College, Zion Hill Bible School of Theology and Centerville Bible College of Dayton, Ohio. He also holds an associate’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology from Sinclair Community College and maintains expertise as an Information Technology technician to support the ministry of God’s Word.

Pastor Hayes is an active member of several local and national organizations serving in administrative roles: the Baptist Pastors’ and Minister’s Union of Greater Dayton - Political Action Committee, Chair; the Northwestern Ohio Missionary Baptist Association - Chief of Staff; and the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. – Concession Team Administrator. Pastor Hayes is the CEO of “Biblical Studies Made Easy (BSME)”. BSME offers software training to increase the efficiency and enhance the preparation of those who teach and or preach the Word of God. Pastors, ministers and bible scholars across the nation have benefited from his tutelage.

Pastor Hayes is married to the former Ms. Wendy E. Bond, of Chicago, Illinois and they are the proud parents of three beautiful children, Iesha Renee, Frederick Aaron Jr., and Taylor Marie, and two grandchildren, Imani and Isaiah.

Pastor Hayes is a genuine, devoted servant of God. He is “soul hungry” and his heart’s desire is to see all people develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and become productive witnesses for the Lord.


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