Rev. Dr. George Wynn PryorGeorge Wynn Pryor was born to the lineage of the late Claude Pryor and Eliza Wynn Pryor on September 19, 1938 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He is the eleventh of twelve children born to this union. On November 11, 1964, George W. Pryor, along with thirteen (13) members were led by the Holy Spirit to unite as “one body in Christ” and organized the New Birth Baptist Church.
The Reverend George W. Pryor is a product of the Sulphur Springs Public School system. The educational pursuits of Pastor Pryor led him to Bishop College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. His post-graduate studies have included coursework at South Western Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Pastor Pryor was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree by the Southern Bible Institute, Dr. Gordon Mumford – President, on May 4, 1986.
With strong family values, Rev. George W. Pryor and the former Alma Jewel Harrison were united in holy matrimony on August 1, 1959. To this union four children have been born: Pamela Andrea, Darrell Wynn, Michael Dwayne, and Tammy Adrian
Accomplishments & Awards:
Acquisition of several church sites; including the purchase and relocation to 444 W. Ledbetter Drive on 13 acres with 38,000 square ft. in improvements valued in excess of $3,500,000 to accommodate a growing membership and enrollment of more than five thousand (5,000);opened the Jesus Center (a multipurpose building) in 1993 which has housed a Day Care Academy; seniors programs, and numerous community events
A father in the ministry to more than one hundred (100) sons of which thirty-three (33) or more are now Pastors
The George W. Pryor Scholarship was established in 1988 in his honor, and more than 30 students have received scholarships with stipend and grant awards of over $100,000
Sustained contributions to National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Foreign Mission Board to countries in Africa and Asia, providing aid to combined efforts, including the building of hospitals and schools as well as facilitating World Relief efforts in several countries; regularly contributes to relief efforts in Haiti.
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. – member and Conference Presenter for more than two decades
Recipient of Kuta Keza Kazi Award for Community Service by the Dallas Regional National Alliance of Black School Educators – May 23, 2003
Recipient of Outstanding Texan Award by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, the Honorable Joseph Deshotel – Chair, February 7, 2003
Recognition by the City of Dallas, the Honorable Mayor Ron Kirk, for Community Service on August 18, 2001
Induction into the Elite News Religious Hall of Fame with recognition by the Honorable Yvonne Davis, District #111
February 5, 1993 – honored as Pastor of the Year by the Interdenominational Ministers Alliance for Outstanding Pastoral Leadership
Recipient of recognition by Governor Ann Richards for Outstanding Community Leadership February 4, 1993
2010 recipient of the Whitney M. Young Award, Dallas Urban League
Recognized by Dallas Morning News as Living Legend, 2010
Vice President - Interdenominational Minister’s Alliance City Wide Revival
Former Second Vice President- Oak Cliff Baptist Ministers Union
Life Member: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
President – North Texas Regional Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas
Pastor of church with active membership in regular attendance of approximately 2,000 (currently holding two Sunday Morning Worship Services)
Instructor of Bible Study with enrollment of 200
Moderator Dallas Regional District Association which includes 21 other churches with an aggregate membership of 2,000 which supports the National and State Conventions, Colleges, Red Cross, Missionary
Programs and Scholarships, and numerous other charitable organizations
Weekly Expositor: International Sunday School Lesson
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is shared through daily broadcast on radio stations and television stations throughout DFW Metroplex
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