First Baptist Church of Dallas - Gospel Light Society

First Baptist Church of Dallas

Sunday Worship

9:15am  - Sanctuary (traditional) and DayOne (contemporary) worship
10:50am - Sanctuary (traditional) and DayOne (contemporary) worship
6pm - Evening Praise and Worship in Sanctuary

Sunday Bible Study

For all ages - classes in Spurgeon Harris and the Criswell Center
8am, 9:15am and 10:50am
6:30pm - Student worship

Wednesday Activities
4:45pm - Evening Meal in CenterStage
6pm - Bible Study in CenterStage
6:15pm - AWANA (for children)
What We Believe

Our Core Values

The members of First Baptist Dallas endeavor by God's grace to be a body of believers who glorify God in both beliefs and conduct. Accordingly, we hold these core values as being essential to the fulfilling of our mission and purpose, both corporately and individually.

Authority of Scripture

We believe that all Scripture is divinely inspired and serves as the final authority in all matters of belief and behavior (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Therefore, we value Bible-centered preaching and teaching as the foundation for all that we do.


We believe that we are created by God to worship Him, and that glorifying God is the ultimate reason for our existence (John 4: 23-24). Therefore, we will seek to praise and worship Him passionately - as individuals, as families, and as a local church.


We believe that prayer is the privilege and responsibility of every Christian, and that God unleashes His power and leading in the lives of those who spend time in prayer (Matthew 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Therefore, we will intentionally seek to set aside specific times for private, family and corporate prayer.


We believe that the family is God's foundational institution for human society (Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4). Therefore, we encourage lifelong commitments to marriage between one man and one woman; we support the ongoing spiritual nurture of the family; and we are committed to honoring the priority of family time through our ministries and activities.


We believe that God instructs Christians to cultivate loving relationships as a community of believers (Romans 12:10; 1 John 4:7-11). Therefore, we will actively pursue personal, family, and staff relationships characterized by integrity, mutual accountability, mutual serving, mutual encouragement, and mutual honoring.

Life Transformation

We believe that all Christians should daily pursue a growing personal relationship with Christ, and are responsible for becoming more like Christ in their beliefs and conduct (Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 1:28). Therefore, we will provide opportunities for every believer to develop a Christian worldview and thus engage the culture wherein he lives, works, and interacts.

Every Member Ministry

We believe that God cares about the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every person. Further, we believe that every member of this church is called to minister (Ephesians 4:11-12). Therefore, we will develop lay leaders who will function effectively in their respective roles of service and, in turn, train and mentor other believers for ministry.

Personal Evangelism/Missions

We believe that every person is important to God, that God desires a personal relationship with every individual, and that He has entrusted us with the message of salvation (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20). Therefore, we will endeavor to share the message of salvation with all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status, both in the DFW metroplex and throughout the world.


We believe that biblical stewardship involves the proper management of all that God has given us ... time, money, abilities, etc. ... to expand His kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Peter 4:10). Therefore, we encourage every member to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship that recognizes God's ownership of everything and to practice the biblical principle of tithing (giving at least one tenth of one's income) to support the work of the church.

Read the FBD Articles of Faith (Downloadable PDF)

Our Legacy

Once upon a time in 1872, our small, determined congregation pooled their hard earned money together to purchase our first building, on Akard, in downtown Dallas.

The cornerstone of the sanctuary that we worship in today was laid in 1891.

Six city blocks, seven major buildings, and many fruitful years later, nationally recognized First Baptist Dallas, under the care of Pastor and Teacher, Dr. Robert Jeffress, is committed to serving the Lord by loving others well and standing firm on biblical truth.

First Baptist Dallas Manifesto from First Dallas on Vimeo.

About Dr. Robert Jeffress

Dr. Robert Jeffress faithfully serves the congregation of First Baptist Dallas as Senior Pastor. Since his arrival in 2007, FBC Dallas has been blessed and challenged by his bold, Biblical and practical teaching.

As the host of the weekly television and radio program, "Pathway to Victory", which is aired on 1,200 television stations, and dozens of radio stations around the world, featured guest on major mainstream media programs including CNN, "Fox and Friends", "The O'Reilly Factor", and the "CBS Morning Show", and author of 17 books, including "Second Chance, Second Act", Pastor Jeffress is nationally recognized for standing firm on the Word of God, and applying it to everyday life.

Some of his recognized books include "The Solomon Secrets", honored as a 2002 Medallion Finalist, "Hell? Yes!", "When Forgiveness Doesn't Make Sense", and his newest release, "Clutter-Free Christianity".

In 2006, Vision America honored Dr. Jeffress with the "Daniel Award" for his steadfast commitment and boldness in proclaiming the uncompromising Word of God.

Jeffress graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a D.Min., earned a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a B.S. degree from Baylor University.

Dr. Jeffress and his wife have two daughters.