A megachurch in Dallas is pursuing what is expected to be the largest church expansion program in modern history.
First Baptist Church Dallas unveiled plans on Sunday for a $130 million campus in the downtown area that would compete with some of the most “architecturally stunning” buildings in its city.
“As I look around downtown Dallas, I see spectacular temples of commerce, of culture and of government – many new, some restored to former glory, and all intended to stand for generations. The Kingdom of God needs a home to equal them – a spiritual oasis in the middle of downtown,” said Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas.
The congregation voted Sunday to begin the massive capital campaign – which exceeds Lakewood Church in Houston’s $120 million campus – for First Baptist’s first new facility in over 100 years.