Prestonwood Baptist Church Returns To Dallas

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The 30,000 member Prestonwood Baptist Church is returning to Dallas this weekend, just a few miles away from where the church started nearly 35 years ago.

On Sunday the church will open a second satellite campus at the site of Hillcrest Church, a non-denominational congregation.  Prestonwood reportedly offered Hillcrest Church $18 Million for their facilities, located four miles southeast of Prestonwood’s original location at Preston & Arapaho.

Under the leadership of Dr. Jack Graham, the church moved to Plano in 1999 and then spread to Prosper,  opening a second campus in 2006.

On Friday, he told CBS 11 the church was excited to be returning to Dallas.  “It’s going to be an epic event wonderful experience for all of us,” said Graham, who has led the church since 1989.    “We’re going to keep reaching this community and beyond with a message.”

He says part of the reason of starting the satellite location is convenience and bringing the church to the people.  “We can’t get you to come all the way to Plano or Prosper, then we’re going to come to you. That’s the whole idea really of a multi-site, it is bringing the church local.”

The church currently seats 2,000. The 150,000 square foot building will run just like the other two locations, with Pastor Graham simulcasting his message from the Plano campus.  “It’s not three different churches but one church with multiple locations, so what we do at all locations we’ll do at this location.”

Pastor Graham says the multi-million dollar project will make it easier to do the work the church has been called to do.  “The message of Jesus Christ is to go to the whole world.  He said ‘Go to the whole world,’ he never said stop doing it, so we’re going to keep doing that.”

Prestonwood’s first service back in Dallas is scheduled for 11:00 Sunday morning.  The church is located at 12123 Hillcrest Road between I-635 and Forest Lane.

For more information on Prestonwood’s new location, click here.

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  1. R Tipton says:

    I beliueve if you check they started at Hillcrest and Arapho.

  2. telissa says:

    you want to know why people dont come to you any more because its to big and to up up people there look down on you they think there better than you they are not friendly any more like they where ang all they care about is the money!

  3. CL says:

    yup , yup and AMEN to that brother…….when a church gets sooooo big that the pastor can’t know everyone in his flock , time to divide and open another church….therefore growing the ministry even more…there are plenty of lost souls to go around….

  4. CL says:

    oops!! forgot to add this…..not only open another church…..ordain another minister to guide the new flock…….just think how fast the gospel could sporead if things were done this way….but noooooooo……greed takes over , even in the most saintly christians.

  5. lemonade sunshine says:

    I met more than a couple of people that attend this church and all I can say is UUghhh. One older lady in particular that was from Ohio that attends this church, I guess she only shows up and doesn’t listen to the lessons, talk about spoiled morally offensive character. But its impossible to reach everybody in a church that big. That is one spoiled apple, hope it doesn’t spread.

  6. DoGooder says:

    They need a round church, that way the Devil can’t hide in a corner.

    1. Rabbi Willie Wonkaberg says:

      the devil is in the pulpit
      he dont use the corner more
      http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com

  7. DoGooder says:

    Some think the Devil went down to Georgia he is looking for a soul to steal.

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