Dallas Baptist Church was established September 25, 1879 when nineteen Dallas community citizens came together with the expressed purpose of organizing a church on a space of land set aside in the town charter for a Baptist church.
Although the church faced many struggles throughout its almost one hundred and forty year history, Dallas Baptist has been and continues to be a “Great Commission” church, committed to reaching the lost and making disciples for our Lord, Jesus Christ.
According to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), our calling is to make “disciples.”
The word “disciple” carries a lot of baggage these days, but it all boils down to the word’s Latin root meaning of “student.” Dallas Baptist is called to make students/followers of Jesus Christ. This calling involves evangelism (i.e. telling the uninitiated about Jesus) and furthering discipleship (i.e. teaching the initiated about the ways of God, as set forth in the Bible, our Baptist tradition, etc.).
WHAT WE DO
Dallas Baptist’s disciple making activities include group educational opportunities (cf. Sunday School), interactive Bible studies, Sunday morning worship, fellowship meals, senior/”Live Embers” outings (e.g. picnics on the Blue Ridge Parkway, etc.), children/youth outings (e.g. Tweetsie Railroad, etc.)
Also, as followers of Christ, we are called to love God and to love neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40). Part of loving our neighbors involves serving our community. Some of the current ways in which Dallas Baptist is serving our community involves sponsoring youth sports teams, volunteering in local schools, and hosting a booth at the Dallas Halloween event.
FIND YOUR FAITH
We believe in a triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) as revealed in scripture (the Holy Bible), conveyed in a heritage (Southern Baptist tradition), and made real through experience which is corporate and individual.