ABOUT

DFC is a place you can call home. We are a multicultural church with people from all walks of life and socio economic backgrounds, but most importantly we are people who desire to know more of God.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

GOD

There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ,

and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man.

Deuteronomy 6:4, Ephesians 4:4-6 Colossians 2:9, 1 Timothy 3:16

THE BIBLE

The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

SIN

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith

based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Romans 3:23-25, 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9

REPENTANCE

Repentance removes the barrier that sin erected. It is the first act of faith where

we recognize our sin, confess it to God, and willfully decide to forsake it.

If we desire to receive the Spirit of God in our lives, we must live a repentant life.

Matthew 4:17

THE HOLY SPIRIT

Jesus promised the Spirit to those who believe.

John 7:38-39, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:5

Speaking in tongues is the initial sign of receiving the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:4, Acts 2:33, Acts 10:45-46, Acts 19:6

God promised His Spirit to all who ask, believe, and obey His Word.

Luke 11:13, John 7:38-39, Acts 5:32

BAPTISM

Baptism was taught by Jesus as part of the new birth experience.

John 3:5, Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16

Baptism is for the remission of sins. It must done by immersion in

water, in the name of Jesus Christ. Acts 2:38

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MEET THE STAFF

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ANDREW LUCAS

Executive Pastor

Andrew, born in Japan to missionary parents, became part of the DFC staff in June 2012. He and his wife Cassandra faithfully served DFC as Youth Pastors until July of 2021, in addition to his current role as Youth President of the North Texas District. He now serves as Executive Pastor under the direct leadership of our Senior Pastor.

James Balensiefen

JAMES BALENSIEFEN

Creative Arts Director

James joined our team January 2018 - but his connection to DFC started at age 6 on a bus through our community outreach team! Now he guides our creative efforts and leads the Worship Team.

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EDDIE PRIETO

Finance Director

With years of experience, Eddie guides our financial security and direction. He and his wife Consuelo have lovingly and selflessly served the DFC family for more than 20 years.

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JULIEN HUNT

Youth Pastor

Julien, a graduate of Vanguard University with a BA in music & psychology, joined our team July 2nd 2021. Having previously served in California as a Worship Arts Director, and Young Adult Director, he brings a passion to serve the youth of DFC, and a commitment to helping them become the young men and women God has called them to be.

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KIM LONG

Executive Assistant

A graduate of Texas Bible College, Kim has been a part of the DFC staff for over 25 years where she currently serves as the Executive Pastoral Assistant as well as the Singles Ministry Director along with her husband, Dennis.

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ANTHONY OLIVER

Family Pastor

Anthony's been part of our team for almost 10 years! In addition to being the Married Couples Director alongside his wife, Suzie, he's committed to serving and helping families maintain strong, healthy, biblical relationships.

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TERRI MILLS

Receptionist

Terri with her husband Paul arrived at DFC July 2008 after serving as Music Director for the previous 20 years in Balch Springs, TX. She along with her genuine kindness and warm personality has been the face of our front office since October 2011!

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DALTON DISMORE

Kids Pastor

Dalton was raised in, served in, and has a heart for DFC. After graduating from Urshan Graduate School of Theology in Missouri, he returned home to Dallas to serve our children with a genuine passion to see them connect with, and grow in successful genuine relationship with Jesus Christ.

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PASTOR TOM & GAYLA FOSTER

They came to Dallas from West Monroe, LA with a vision to reach the DFW Metroplex. Since being voted in as Pastors of Dallas First Church in 1982, they have faithfully maintained their calling and commitment to this great city and its communities. Beyond just preaching, teaching, singing, and playing the organ, you'll typically find them among the people; talking,
listening, and building relationships.