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The Village is a welcoming home, making disciples of Jesus Christ across all ages and stages of life.

Our History

Chapter After Chapter of God’s Faithfulness

1845 - The Southern Baptist Convention forms a missionary organization to take the gospel out West.
1869 - Thirteen families settle in the Texas plains and establish the Holford Prairie Church.
1882 - The church grows to 37 people and moves into town, creating First Baptist Church of Lewisville.
1962 - First Baptist Church of Lewisville plants a church just down the road, Lakeland Baptist Church.
1978 - Lakeland Baptist Church plants Highland Village First Baptist Church in Highland Village.
2002 - Highland Village First Baptist Church becomes The Village Church after Matt Chandler is hired as lead pastor.
2005 - The Village Church plants its first church, Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, under the leadership of Barry Keldie.
2006 - The Village Church plants its second church, CityView Church in Keller, Texas, with Rick White as the lead pastor.
2007 - The Village Church and Grace Temple Baptist Church merge into a new congregation, the Denton campus.
2009 - The Highland Village campus moves to a vacant grocery store and becomes the Flower Mound campus.
2009 - The Village Church forms its third campus, Dallas Northway, with Northway Baptist Church.
2011 - The Village Church sends Scott Brooks to Coppell, Texas, to start its third church plant, The Door.
2013 - The Village Church, after purchasing a building the previous year, launches its fourth campus, Fort Worth.
2014 - The Village Church sends Blake Chilton to plant Declaration Church in Bryan-College Station, Texas.
2014 - The Village Church purchases a church building in the city of Plano and launches its fifth campus.
2015 - We officially change our name from First Baptist Church of Highland Village to The Village Church.
2015 - After years of prayer and planning, the Denton campus transitions into an autonomous church, The Village Church Denton, naming Beau Hughes as pastor.
2016 - The Village Church launches its sixth campus, Southlake, with Carroll Baptist Church.
2017 - The Village Church shares a new vision called Multiply, which includes transitioning all of its campuses into autonomous churches by 2022.
2018 - Four men—Adam Griffin, Kyle Worley, Rob Daniels, and Travis Cunningham—are sent out by The Village to plant churches in DFW and beyond.
2019 - The Village’s Plano and Dallas Northway campuses transition to become Citizens Church and Northway Church, respectively.
2019 - Israel Martinez and Robby Moore are sent out to plant churches in Irving and Austin, respectively.
2020 - The Village Church introduces a new mission statement: We exist to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
2020 - Randle Bishop and Ethan Ezikian are sent out to plant churches in South Dallas and Brighton, Michigan, respectively.
2020 - The Village's Fort Worth campus transitions to become Redemption Story Church.
2021 - The Multiply vision is fully realized as The Village's Southlake campus transitions to become Restoration Church.

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