The Dallas Project

June 11, 2024

DALLAS – After months of prayer and planning, feeling certain of God’s vision for the city of Dallas, the Southwest Region Conference launched one of the conference’s most anticipated initiatives—The Dallas Project. 

With a population of 1.3 million, Dallas ranks as the ninth-largest city in the United States and the third largest in Texas. To take the Adventist message to this urban population, it was imperative to establish a new and vibrant church capable of reaching the heart of this city. Eager to fulfill this mission, members of Dallas City Temple, Faith Temple and Agape Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist churches came together to organize and found The Dallas Project.

On the morning of April 13, more than 1,000 individuals gathered as one body to officially launch The Dallas Project. Members of the three founding churches, surrounding churches and community celebrated through dynamic music by The Dallas Project Mass Choir and renowned guest artist Kim Burrell and the powerful preaching of Southwest Region Conference President Carlton P. Byrd, D.Min.

In anticipation of the big day, members of all ages prepared the facilities and placed attractive signage, including banners and yard signs, from the public thoroughfares to the building. On launch day, the youth greeted individuals with hand-held signs that read, “Welcome to The Dallas Project,” “We’re glad you’re here” and “Jesus Loves You.” Other members served by providing golf cart transportation from the parking lot to the building entrance. Inside, uniformed ushers in orange polo shirts with The Dallas Project logo led adults and children to their respective programs and served as guides to The Dallas Project’s various offerings and ministries. After the divine worship experience, a “grab and go” lunch was served to visitors and congregants.

The celebration was not limited to the morning worship experience. The programming continued in the evening with the opening of the “Good News Revival,” in which the Word was interpreted by singer Kierra Sheard Kelly and preached by Byrd. 

The revival continued every night until April 27, and culminated with 90 baptisms. 

The founding members, along with the new believers, will continue to proclaim the Adventist message through relevant ministry, dynamic worship, genuine fellowship and care for the multigenerational needs of the city of Dallas as exemplified on April 13.

We thank you for your prayers for this initiative and invite you to worship with us when you are in the city. To be a part of this new initiative, please visit for more information.


By Leslie Soupet

Communication Director