First Chinese Baptist Church of Dallas

About FCBC Dallas

 

 
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Our History

Introduction of the First Chinese Baptist Church of Dallas
In 1949, H.C. and Catherine Teng joined First Baptist Church of Dallas (located in Downtown Dallas) where they met Rev. Dr. W.A. Criswell and shared their vision of meeting the spiritual needs of Dallas Chinese community. On October 16, 1953, ten Chinese met to form the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Dallas. The first Chinese Sunday school met at First Baptist Church of Dallas on January 1, 1956. This Sunday school prospered and the first Sunday Worship (Chinese Chapel) met at Slaughter Chapel in First Baptist Church of Dallas on October 3, 1973.  Chinese Chapel then grew large enough to move into Embree Hall and the Building Fund was established in 1982.

To meet the spiritual needs of Chinese in the Dallas metropolitan area, the church leadership decided to build a new church in far north Dallas. On July 29, 1986, the First Chinese Baptist Church of Dallas was incorporated. The current church property was purchased in August 1986 on Sawmill and Hillcrest Road. The southeast corner lot at Gold Dust and Hillcrest Road was purchased in October 1992. Project Joshua (ground-breaking for our current main church) began on May 19, 1993. Twenty faithful families moved from downtown First Baptist Church of Dallas for our first church service on March 6, 1994 in the sanctuary. God continually blessed our church. On September 2001, we embarked on our second building project (United We Build) and moved into our multipurpose building on June 18, 2003. In 2005-2007, the parking lot and sanctuary was remodeled (Utmost to His Glory) for renovation. In 2012-2014, the church added a new Christian Education building (United We Grow) for expansion.  In 2014 we have started using the new CE building to support various ministries.

Who We Are

We are a family and mission focused trilingual church. "Bringing the message of the cross to the world" is our motto. Not only do we support missionaries, seminarian students and mission organizations around the world, our community outreach activities have extended to refugee camp visits, Dallas prison visits, and assisting the homeless in the Dallas Metroplex.

Within the church we have several fellowships and small groups. Grace fellowship provides Bible study time and fun activities to our senior and elderly members and visiting grandparents from Asia. Joy fellowship provides special topics and encouragement among our sisters and stay-home moms and retired brothers/sisters.  Our Badminton fellowship is a great place where many young badminton lovers in the community come play and also learn God's words together. Youth and children fellowships have dedicated ministers and coworkers to help them grow in God's words. We also have Agape (English) fellowship and many small cell groups under the Mandarin and Cantonese fellowships.

Everyone has a place to find his/her spiritual gas station. Besides the English and Chinese services and Sunday schools our church members have participated multiple short-term mission trips to YSMP Arizona, China, Canada. This church, filled with faith, love, and hope, is the spiritual home for us.

Denominational Affiliation

FCBC Dallas Is Affiliated with:
The Dallas Baptist Association
The Baptist General Convention of Texas
The Southern Baptist Convention

Our Staff

Pastor of English Ministry: Rev. Andrew Yi
Pastor of Chinese Ministry: Pastor Steven So
Pastor of Youth Ministry: Rev. Paul Kwok
Children's Minister: Reiko Kirstein
Secretary: Shelley Chao

達城第一華人浸信會的前身是達拉斯華人基督徒團契和之後的中文禮拜堂。1953年在當時的達拉斯第一浸信會(城中美國教會) 的牧師 Dr. W.A. Criswell 帶領及見證下,包括鄧錫卿醫生夫婦等在內的約十多位華人于1953年10月16日建立達拉斯華人基督徒團契。之後,團契人數不斷增加,在Dr. W.A. Criswell的幫助下中文主日學於1956年1月1日開始。十七年後,1973年10月3日,第一次的主日崇拜在達城第一浸信會內的 Slaughter禮拜堂舉行。當時稱為"中文禮拜堂"。隨著參加中文禮拜堂的人數漸漸增加,大家有了自己建堂的想法。於是于1982 年成立了建堂基金。

1986年7月29日我們正式成為一所獨立教會"達城第一華人浸信會"。1992年10月我們在Hillcrest路上買了一塊地,就是現在本會所在地,而開始我們的建堂計劃,就是我們所說的「約書亞計劃」。1993年5月19日舉行破土典禮。1994年3月6日我們在新堂舉行第一次的崇拜。在過去的 五十多年中,神的大能和恩典一直帶領和看顧著我們!一位又一位神的忠僕,帶著神的呼召和異象,辛勤地服事這個教會。我們在2001年9月「同心建造」擴建計劃,2003年6月18日體育館完工使用。2005-2007年「停車場及崇拜堂整修計劃」。2012年教育館「攜手共成長」計劃,2014年教育館完工並開始使用。我們仍在尋找更多傳道人來加入我們的教會。多年來眾多的會友們被神的愛召聚在一起,用合一的靈,一起完成無數神的奇妙事工!從最早期的幾個家庭,發展成現在擁有二百多個家庭的主內大家庭!從早期在美國教會聚會,發展到現在擁有自己的崇拜堂、體育館和教育館!一切的榮耀和讚美都歸於我們的主!

我們是一個重視差傳和家庭事工的三語教會。‘以火焰般的熱情將福音傳至地極’是我們的信念!我們不但支持著多位宣教士在世界各地宣教,同時也不忘把主的 愛,傳遞到我們所在的社區。除了關注附近的大學生及訪問學者外,我們有羽球福音事工,開放給社區的朋友。教會的同工和會友們彼此配搭,每一個團契都充滿活力!多年以來,我們的‘華恩’ 長輩團契爲退休和探親的長輩們,帶來溫暖快樂的周末時光。‘喜樂’ 姐妹團契,讓眾多姐妹們每週都有一次主內交流的機會!國、粵語兩大團契下分有許多小組,彼此建造!還有英語團契..等等。讓每個人都在主裏都有充電、成長的機會!青少年團契和兒童團契更有特別的專職同工為他們打牢信仰的根基。使他們在千變萬化的美國社會文化下,建立起不變的聖經文化!奠定他們正確的人生方向和生活原則,使他們可以一生蒙福。秉著神交給我們的大使命,去年我們的愛和福音信息曾到過達拉斯的監獄、無家可歸的遊民及城中來自東南亞的難民區。短宣的隊伍到過亞歷桑那州的印地安人區、中國的城市/農村以及加拿大。希望在今年中我們的福音工作能更廣更充實。在這裡有真理、有生命、有愛和希望,是神為你、我所預備屬靈的家。

教會同工
英文牧师: Andrew Yi牧师
代理中文傳道: 蘇勇弟兄
青少年牧師: PaulKwok郭智榮
兒童傳道: Reiko Kirstein
祕書: 盧怡君姊妹

會友主日出席人數:
成人(包括13到18歲): 200
兒童: 80

會友職業分類:
醫藥專業、工程師、會計師、電腦/電訊人員、經商業者、學生、家庭主婦、退休人士。

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英語、國語、粵語
 

First Chinese Baptist Church of Dallas

17817 Hillcrest Rd. Dallas, TX 75252
Tel: 972.931.5500  Email: office@fcbcdallas.org

      

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