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Chaplain Crystal Bates led an effort to mobilize a community in July 2020 to activate the DFW Metro NAACP. This branch was officially approved in October 2020, and Chaplain Crystal was elected president in April 2021.


In addition to her community leadership, she serves as the Logistics chair for Our Vote Our Voice (OVOV), a grassroots non-partisan GOTV Coalition in the North Texas area. She’s also a partner of Black Voters Matter. She is an active member and minister at Friendship West Baptist Church where Dr. Frederick Haynes, III is Senior Pastor and her Father in Minstry.


In 2008 Chaplain Crystal united with On Point Ministries as Co-host of the Chaplain Morning Show! She now serves on the board of OPM and as an active chaplain. Chaplain Crystal is the proud Founder and President of the Cbates organization! A 501c3 serving the North Texas area!


In such uncertain times, there are so many causes demanding attention, so many people in need of a voice and an advocate, and so much to do to have an impact in the world to make a difference! I am passionate about opportunities to  be a part of the solutions and initiatives that cause positive impact and really aim to address the root of issues. Let’s make a difference together that yields a stronger commuity, and increases the hope and uplifts of those within the community!

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