About the church in Dallas
In the spring of 1971, a small group of Christians living in Dallas, who were reading the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, saw that according to the Lord’s desire as expressed through His Word, Christians should meet as the church in the city in which they reside. Based on this light, they contacted friends who were meeting as the church in Houston and visited them. After a period of fellowship with the church in Houston, the Lord gave some in Houston the desire to assist these in Dallas to meet as the church in Dallas.
Beginning in June of 1971, seven brothers and sisters moved from Houston to Dallas to begin meeting with those who were seeking to meet as the church in Dallas. By the end of October, the number had increased to thirty-seven. Many of those meeting had moved from Houston but were originally from the Dallas area. To them, it was returning home to care for the Lord’s burden in His Word. In January of 1972, the church purchased a parcel of land on Gus Thomason Road in Dallas and met there for many years.
During the next several years, the church in Dallas enjoyed a significant increase through gospel preaching, the ministry of the Word, and the shepherding care given to one another in the Lord. A number were stirred by the Lord to move to other cities in the region. Thus, the church in Dallas was able to help others to meet as they did – simply as believers or the church in the city in which they lived. The churches in Arlington, Denton, Fort Worth, Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Irving, Duncanville, and McKinney, as well as small meetings in other cities both in the United States and abroad were strengthened and encouraged as result.
In 1999, the church secured another parcel of land near the intersection of IH 635 (LBJ Freeway) and Coit Road. This move from Gus Thomason gave all those meeting an easier access to the meeting facility from wherever they lived. By caring for the demographic needs of the brothers and sisters in Christ, the church enjoyed the Lord’s blessing and increased both in fellowship and in numbers.
What We Believe
We hold the faith which is common to all believers (Titus 1:4; Jude 1:3):
- The Bible is the complete divine revelation inspired word-by-word by God through the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16).
- God is uniquely one, yet triune — the Father, the Son, and the Spirit (1 Timothy 2:5a; Matthew 28:19).
- The Son of God, who is God Himself, was incarnated to be a man by the name of Jesus Christ (John 1:1; John 1:14).
- Christ died on the cross for our sins, shedding His blood for our redemption (1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7a).
- Christ resurrected from among the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:4).
- Christ ascended to the right hand of God to be Lord of all (Acts 1:9; Acts 2:33; Acts 2:36).
- Whenever a person repents to God and believes into the Lord Jesus Christ, he is regenerated (born again) and becomes a living member of the Body of Christ (Acts 20:21; John 3:3; Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 12:5).
- Christ is coming again to receive His believers to Himself (1 Thessalonians 2:19).