Church Planting

Start Something New

“All the peoples”

Jesus sent His followers to reach all the peoples of the world. Now, He is actively bringing them to our cities!  At least 271 different languages are spoken in Dallas County homes. Even among English-speakers there are many distinct cultural groups. Every person in Dallas and Rockwall Counties ought to have a church that that “speaks their language.” Our churches, therefore, are working to plant churches among every language and culture represented in our mission field. The people of the Dallas Baptist Association are praying daily that the Spirit will bring people to join this exciting venture.

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Church Planting Fund

One of Dallas Baptist Association’s primary emphases is seeing God plant new churches throughout our area. The funds for this come largely from our churches’ giving to our regular budget. Some churches, though, contribute an additional amount to our church planting fund. These funds are used specifically for encouraging brand new congregations.

Scott Coleman, Director

Scott helps churches start new congregations. Contact him about any form of church planting, demographics, or Baptist Student Ministries on local campuses. 214.319.1164 Email Scott.

Wanda Hall, Ministry Assistant

Wanda can answer questions about membership and church plants. Contact her to update your church’s information with the association. She also serves as the assistant clerk for DBA’s executive board meetings. 214.319.1164. Email Wanda.

Lazaro Chapa, Consultant

Lazaro assists the association in its service to non-English speaking churches. He also coordinates the Spanish-language theological training and non-funded, simpler church plants. Churches and church planters may contact him at 214.319.1169. Email Lazaro.

Marlow McGuire, Consultant

Marlow serves African American churches and church plants. Contact him at 214.319.1168. Email Marlow.

Gilberto Santiago, Consultant

Gilberto helps start simple churches among Spanish-speaking cultures in Dallas. He also serves as the dean of Seminario Teologico Bautista de Dallas. 214.319.1176. Email Gilberto.