Reverend Cornell L. Haynie

Lead Pastor 

I, Cordell L. Haynie, am first and foremost a born again Christian-being reared, converted and baptized in the Rockland Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. In 1991, my calling into the ministry was acknowledged to preach and teach the Word of God; and in 1992, the ordination confirmed my spiritual gift of leadership to enhance and empower lives in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Three years later, in 1995, the Lord anointed and appointed me to the pastorate of Parkers Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Portland, TN.  I faithfully and successfully shepherded the congregation for five productive years. Currently, I serve as Minister of Second Missionary Baptist Church located in Lebanon, TN.
 
A sundry of leadership positions has been held.  A sampling follows: Moderator of the East Fork Baptist District Association, President of the Brotherhood, Chairman of the Pulpit Committee, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent and Senior Choir President at Rockland Baptist Church and Chaplain of the Habitat for Humanity in Gallatin, TN.  I am affiliated with several organizations that include Brothers and Sisters Friendship Lodge in Hendersonville, TN; Prince Hall Freemont #270, Free and Accepted Masons in Gallatin, TN; Samaritan Pastor’s Association; East Fork Baptist District Association Ministers Conference, Tennessee Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention and the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.  Some of the awards received are Outstanding All-Star Athlete Award of Nashville, TN; Pre All American Honorable Mention and a special award from the Nashville Banner Newspaper Corporation.
 
My academic education includes a diploma from Hendersonville High School; a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Theology degree from American Baptist College.  Also in 2006, I enrolled at Trevecca University in Nashville in the MAT Masters Program.  Moreover, as a professional educator, I served as an instructor for numerous Christian Education classes, seminars and workshops in the Sunday School, Baptist Training Union and various church departments as well as devised, implemented and coordinated Christian Education curricula for children and youth ministries.
 
Any believer struggling with his or her identity or duty lacks spiritual maturity.  Please note that my personhood is unmistakable and my purpose is unshakable.  I am a born-again Christian; I am a child of God; I stand firmly on the Word of God; I must be about my “Father’s business”.  In this regard, it is imperative and indispensable that my life and the life of every saint reflect the Great Commandment to “Love” and the Great Commission to “Go”.
 
Every Christian congregation is driven by something.  That driving force can be a myriad of possibilities-building expansion, annual events, special programs, human personalities, dwindling finances, or even church tradition.  However, Christ-centered congregations are mandated to be Biblically governed by the Word of God-and spiritually-guided by the Spirit of God.
 
Furthermore, based on Matthew 28:19-20, there are three “F’s” that identify “healthy” churches:
Find – Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations “-the individual’s responsibility to seek the salvation of the unsaved:
Feed – “teaching them to observe all things…” – the church’s responsibility to nurture believers to spiritual maturity;
Fence – “And, lo, I am with you always…” – God’s responsibility to indwell saints with His presence, power, peace and protection.
 
As a spiritual leader, it is my heart’s desire to assist and to facilitate the church body and individual Christians in the upward movement from spiritual complacency to total commitment to Christ.

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