The Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex is one of the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, and for good reasons – a thriving job market, affordable housing, numerous colleges and universities, and lower taxes, among other reasons. In 2016, over 7 million people lived in DFW.
Dallas and Fort Worth are also part of the “Bible Belt,” and there are many, many, many churches of just about every variety. Dallas alone is home to over 1300 churches, including 8 of the nation’s largest. This does not count the number of churches in the suburbs.
It is tempting for someone moving to the Dallas area to assume that there will be a good, Bible-believing, gospel-preaching church somewhere nearby. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
If you are moving to the DFW area, and you are a serious Christian who wants to be actively involved in a local, Bible-believing church, I would encourage you to do some research before you move. Visit church websites, listen to sermons online, check out online directories, call and check. If you cannot find a church where you are thinking of buying a home, consider buying a home closer to where you can find a church. It might be worth it to you to commute to work, instead of commuting the whole family to church.
If I can be of any help to you in finding a church somewhere in the Metroplex, I would be happy to try to help. Email me at email@example.com.
Pastor James Rasbeary