Our Story

Located in Forney, Texas, just 22 miles east of downtown Dallas, First Baptist Forney is a multi-generational church that offers our community worship experiences, Bible study and discipleship classes, mission opportunities, and fellowship.

Our Mission

First Baptist Forney exists... 

To encourage Christians to embrace a GREAT COMMITMENT to the GREAT COMMISSION and the GREATEST COMMANDMENT in order to empower a GREAT CHURCH for the glory of Jesus Christ! 

We accomplish this through:
  • Great Commitment: Worship Mark 8:34-35
  • Great Commission: Evangelism & Discipleship Matthew 28:19-20
  • Greatest Commandment: Missions & Ministry Matthew 22:36-39
  • Great Church: Fellowship Acts 2:41-42

Our History

1882 Church BuildingOver a century ago, in 1868, what began with a body of believers meeting in schoolhouses and other temporary buildings near Mustang Creek became First Baptist Church Forney. In 1882 the twenty-five member congregation remodeled the existing frame building shown to the right. In 1918, the building was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

1919 Church Building

The second building shown was dedicated in 1919.  This structure, coupled with additions, met the physical needs of FBC for the next 50 years. To accommodate growth, the former downtown location was built in 1972.  Through the years tremendous change and growth have come to the community we serve as more and more people have moved to the Forney area. 

1972 Downtown Building

The Lord has blessed First Baptist Church Forney abundantly and has given us favor. He continues to send more men, women and children to our doors than ever before and this growth is projected to continue throughout the decade. Never before in the history of our community have so many people needed to know Jesus Christ. There are unsaved multitudes at our doorstep and God is adding people day by day and week by week to our church, blessing us with well over 2,000 new converts since 1994 and over 6,400 members. Our sphere of influence and ministries are growing with our community and our growth has caused us to expand the original design. 

We must prepare ourselves and our facilities to house the coming harvest. Guided by the Almighty who has brought us this far, we at First Baptist Church Forney are committed to meeting the challenge and opportunity that He has seen fit to entrust to us by providing facilities for growing ministries to serve a greater number of souls than ever imagined. 

In August of 2017 we broke ground on our new multi-use Worship and Gymnasium Facility. Our building program, named Higher Ground, will continue to help us reach our ever-growing community.

Click here Higher Ground Campaign