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2014-04-15 20:22:22

Saturday's Race to Benefit Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers expect as many as 1,000 competitors Saturday in the First Dallas Easter Run, which features a four-mile course that begins and ends at First Baptist Church and winds through downtown and uptown. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73790 First Baptist officials said they believe this is the first time an Easter run has been held in downtown Dallas. More than 600...

2014-04-09 12:27:50

Race Benefiting Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Will Wind through Downtown and Uptown DALLAS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, covering six blocks of downtown, will host a four-mile run in the city on the Saturday before Easter. An inaugural event for the church, the First Dallas Easter Run, which will benefit the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, will be held April 19. The course will begin and end at the Jeffress Fountain Plaza on...

2014-01-06 12:26:13

For the first time in history, a U.S. president has openly proposed altering one of God's fundamental laws. What does that mean for the future of America? Will there be biblical repercussions? NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, has received more national media exposure than any other pastor in the past year. His newest book, Perfect Ending (Worthy Publishing, January 2014),...

2013-11-01 08:24:53

Ricci provides wisdom derived from various life tests, coupled with biblical truths MAITLAND, Fla., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In his new book, At the Crossroads of Life ($11.99, paperback, 9781626970878; $5.99, e-book, 9781626970885) Ted Ricci shares ancient G.P.S.--"God's Perfect Scriptures"--for anyone looking to receive divine direction in life. There is a road to follow that leads to a blessed life. Ricci sums up this sentiment in a catchy rhyme: "Where God directs, He...

2013-03-28 08:29:35

New $130 Million Campus of Historic Congregation Includes Unprecedented Worship Center Technology DALLAS, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three years after imploding more than 1 million square feet of building space downtown, First Baptist Church of Dallas, led by nationally known pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, has completed the largest Protestant church building campaign in modern history, opening its new state-of-the-art $130 million campus on Easter Sunday, March 31. To view the...

2013-02-21 12:25:28

DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The leaders and congregation of First Baptist Church Dallas are disappointed that New York Jets' Quarterback Tim Tebow today has announced he will no longer speak at First Baptist Church Dallas on April 28, 2013, as part of the month-long celebration events surrounding the grand opening of our new $130 million, state-of-the-art campus on Easter Sunday. Mr. Tebow called Dr. Jeffress Wednesday evening saying that for personal and professional...

2012-09-07 10:22:06

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 9, at the First Baptist Church of Charlotte, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins will hold a news conference with former GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Penn.), New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera (D-N.Y.) and Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) The speakers will pre-view the Sunday evening...

2011-10-07 10:56:00

Jeffress to Draw Sharp Contrast Between Perry and Romney DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Robert Jeffress, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas will introduce Texas Governor and 2012 Presidential GOP Candidate Rick Perry today at the 2011 Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC. The summit is held annually by Tony Perkins and Family Research Council. Jeffress' introduction will serve as his official endorsement of his fellow Texan, and is a first for the Pastor...

2010-10-30 16:36:00

DALLAS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With a snap, crackle and boom, four buildings in downtown Dallas imploded this morning as most area residents were starting their day. First Baptist Church of Dallas, a part of the cityscape since 1868, took another step toward recreating its facilities by demolishing the aging buildings Saturday morning. And when the dust settled, the sunlight shone brightly on the steeple of the historic sanctuary, which will remain a vital part of the 21st century...

2009-11-01 18:12:00

DALLAS, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The congregation of First Baptist Church Dallas today overwhelmingly affirmed recommended plans to proceed with a $130 million capital campaign to build an expansive new 1.5 million square foot, state-of-the-art campus, making it the largest church building program in modern history, according to church fundraising experts. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091101/DA03032) "First Baptist's building program is not an end in itself, it is a means...