Dr. Fred MacDonald
Fred MacDonald is no stranger to the Dakotas. He graduated from Central High School in Rapid City.
“Over the past 35 years Denise and I have had the blessing of serving God in various churches, associations, and state conventions. Many of these years have been spent in the Dakotas where we both grew up and went to school. We have a great love for the Dakotas and for Dakota Baptists. Serving with the churches of the DBC as Executive Director is an exciting thought. We are honored to return and serve with the churches of the DBC to fulfill the Great Commission across the Dakotas and around the world.”
Dr. MacDonald received a Bachelor of Science degree with a marketing education major from the Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in 1982. He received a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in pastoral ministry from The Criswell College in Dallas, Texas, in 1996. He also received a Doctor of Ministry from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2002.
Prior to being called as the Executive Director/Treasurer, Dr. MacDonald served as senior pastor to churches in New Mexico and South Dakota where evangelism became a strong mark in his ministry. He served as a NAMB appointed missionary to the Dakota Baptist Convention as the Sending Missionaries Strategist/Regional Missionary and Evangelism Strategist. Most recently, he served as the Director of Association Missions for the Pecos Valley Baptist Association in New Mexico where he helped establish an international partnership with Hope Baptist Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. The partnership has seen dozens come to faith in Christ and 21 South African pastors and their wives trained in the biblical basics of pastoral ministry.