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.
The Village Church plants its first church, Providence Church
in Frisco, Texas, under the leadership of Barry Keldie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2020 - The Village Church introduces a new mission statement: We exist to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
The Multiply vision is fully realized as The Village's Southlake campus transitions to become Restoration Church