DALLAS FIRST CHURCH

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Building people by healing hurts, meeting needs, and building dreams.

5606 W ILLINOIS AVE, DALLAS, TX 75211, 214-339-5209

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ABOUT US

Dallas First Church, established in 1946, was the First United Pentecostal Church in Dallas.

We have a rich history surrounded by many dedicated men and women who have given themselves

to build a place where all people are welcomed to worship. We are affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International.

We're made up of a blend of new and established Christians, all at different places in their individual relationships with Jesus.

We are a multi-cultural 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

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

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

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

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

INTERESTED IN A BIBLE STUDY?

MEET THE STAFF

KIM LONG

Administrator

A graduate of Texas Bible College,

Kim has been a part of the DFC staff for

20+ years where she currently serves as the Administrator/Pastoral Assistant as well as

the Singles Ministry Director along

with her husband, Dennis.

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. 

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.

ANDREW LUCAS

Youth Pastor

Andrew, born in Japan to missionary parents,

became part of the DFC staff in June 2012.

He and his wife Cassandra faithfully serve the

youth of our church in addition to their various

roles throughout the North Texas District.

TERRI MILLS

Office Manager

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!

JAMES BALENSIEFEN

Creative Arts Director

James joined our team January 2018 - but his

connection to DFC started at age 6 as a bus kid.

Now he guides our creative efforts and

leads the Worship Team.

SENIOR PASTORS

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.