History

Chapter After Chapter of God’s Faithfulness

Tracing The Village’s history takes us back to the heart of our mission—to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication. In the 1800s, the newly formed Southern Baptist Convention sent a team of people out West, creating a chain reaction of churches planting churches planting churches. Out of the faithfulness of many men and women responding to God’s call, The Village was born.

1845

The Southern Baptist Convention formed a missionary organization to take the gospel out West.

1869

Thirteen families settled in the Texas plains and established the Holford Prairie Church.

1882

The church grew to 37 people and moved into town, creating First Baptist Church of Lewisville.

1962

First Baptist Church of Lewisville planted a church just down the road, Lakeland Baptist Church.

1978

Lakeland Baptist Church planted Highland Village First Baptist Church in Highland Village.

2002

Highland Village First Baptist Church became The Village Church after Matt Chandler became lead pastor.

2005

The Village Church planted its first church, Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, under the leadership of Barry Keldie.

2006

The Village Church planted its second church, CityView Church in Keller, Texas, with Rick White as the lead pastor.

2007

The Village Church and Grace Temple Baptist Church merged into a new congregation, the Denton campus.

2009

The Highland Village campus moved to a vacant Albertson’s and became the Flower Mound campus.

2009

The Village Church formed its third campus, Dallas Northway, with Northway Baptist Church.

2011

The Village Church sent Scott Brooks to Coppell, Texas, to start its third church plant, The Door.

2013

The Village Church, after purchasing a building the previous year, launched its fourth campus, Fort Worth.

2014

The Village Church sent Blake Chilton to plant Declaration Church in Bryan-College Station, Texas, and Steven Lee to plant Redeemer City Church in Washington, D.C.

2014

The Village Church purchased a church building in the city of Plano and named Hunter Hall the Plano campus pastor.