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Family Praise & Worship was founded in 2009 by Pastor Vern H. Haynes, Jr. and his wife Sandra H. Haynes

Family Praise and Worship is called to exalt the name of Jesus and uplift God’s Kingdom by believing the Bible as the inspired Word of God and the sole authority for faith and practice while also declaring its purpose as follows:

To maintain regular services for public worship. To proclaim earnestly the Gospel message and to urge its personal acceptance, both privately and publicly. To promote systematic Bible study and teaching for Christian service and soul winning. To pray for one another that we may ever live according to the will of God, as revealed in His Word. To promote Christian fellowship and friendship. To promote the Christian education of our youth by training them in all things according to the precepts of the Word of God.


Pastor Vern H. Haynes, Jr.

family praise and worship - pastor hayes templetonPastor Vern H. Haynes, Jr. and his wife Sandra H. Haynes of twenty-two years settled in the city of Paso Robles, California.  He is the father of five children.
He retired from the California Youth Authority (State of California), after twenty- nine years of service. He was a Superintendent and the State Religious Coordinator for the department.
Education Background:
Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University.
Pastor Haynes was Ordained in 1996 under “The Family Praise and Worship



True Spirit Missionary Baptist Church and Gloryland Baptist Church.

  • 1996 – 2002 Assistant Pastor and Youth Pastor at Family Praise and Worship, in Stockton California. Active in men’s groups and Promise Keepers.
  • 1997 – Present, Co founder of “Married for Life”, which provides Christian marriage counseling.
  • 2002 – 2006 Park ministries -Conducting services in the Stockton City Park during 911 for approximately four months. Many souls were saved and were placed in churches in the surrounding community. During the same time, Pastor Haynes was the church Administrator (Business affairs of the church) and Advisor to the Pastor (Armor bearer) of Life Seed Christian Fellowship Church, and advisor to the Pastor and the Board of Directors to the Life Seed Christian Fellowship Church.
  • 2004 – 2009 Served as the Assistant & Youth Pastor at True Spirit Missionary Baptist Church in Atascadero, California. His many duties included but were not limited to: acting on behalf of the Pastor during his absences, Business office, Church business administer,  leading bible studies, men’s groups,youth groups, Vacation Bible School, food bank, out reach programs and overseeing many other church activities.
  • 2009 – 2010 Pastor Haynes was involved in evangelist work.  During this time he provided pastoral care to pastors which provided them an outlet to talk freely and confidential regarding their ministries and other concerns. The program provided assistance in Spiritual support, church finance, building projects, membership drives and other aspects of the church.
  • 2010 – Present founder of Family Praise & Worship.


First Lady Sandra H. Haynes

Minister Sandra H. Haynes is a native of Denver Colorado.  She presently, resides in   Paso Robles, California with her husband Pastor Vern H. Haynes, Jr. of twenty-two years and is the mother of five children.

She is the First Lady and Co-Founder of Family Praise & Worship Church and President of  Married for Life Ministries in Paso Robles, Calfiornia.   Sandra has previously worked as Youth Director at True Spirit Missionary Baptist Church located in Atascadero, California.
She has former experience in Women’s Ministry as chairperson of Women of Excellence at Lifeseed Christian Fellowship Church in Stockton and Women Supporting Women at Family Praise and Worship Ministries in Galt,  California.
Sandra is the Co-Founder of  “Married For Life” which provides Biblical marriage counseling to couples since 1997. Sandra’s clinical, medical and Biblical techniques provide helpful insight to all counseling couples.  She is always willing to share the word of God. Her Bible based approached in sharing Gods work and teaching Gods blueprint for marriage are presented through small groups, individual counseling, seminars and retreats. She is also involved in speaking to women’s groups and organizations.
Education Background:  Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science from National University.
It is through these efforts that she hopes to help create the support needed  to build solid families and to help establish patterns of spiritual positive change with families


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Offering Worship services every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Vineyard Elementary School
2121 Vineyard Dr
Templeton, CA 93465

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Office: Family Praise & Worship | 1244 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446 | (805) 975-8594
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