Why Our Church
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.
FCBC Dallas Is Affiliated with:
The Dallas Baptist Association
The Baptist General Convention of Texas
The Southern Baptist Convention