Who We Are

First Baptist is one of the oldest continually worshiping congregations in Dallas County. When individuals and families first began to respond to the appeals of the Peters Colony Land Company to come to North Texas, among those first settlers were the founders of this church. In the early days, the church met as often as a circuit riding preacher was available, often combining services with local Methodists. As the area became more densely populated, the church grew and regular services were established. With roots of faith reaching back to 1846, First Baptist has been worshiping and serving in this community continuously since 1870. Each decade of ministry has brought its own challenges and opportunities.

First Baptist is now poised to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and a rapidly changing community with the eternal and ever-new gospel of Jesus Christ. Grateful for the past, building on the foundation of the faithful who have gone before, we seek to speak good news in ways that are both encouraging and life-changing. We invite you to join us on this journey of faith.


13017 Wm. Dodson Parkway

Farmers Branch, TX 75234






Office hours:

Mon-Thur 12:30 – 5:30 pm