Prestonwood Baptist Church began on Feb. 6, 1977, as a mission of Northway Baptist Church and a dream of the Dallas Baptist Association—which saw the tremendous need for a vibrant church in North Dallas. Led by Pastor Bill Weber, the young church’s beginnings were modest, with services held at a community center for the first two years. In 1979, Prestonwood moved to its new home at Arapaho and Hillcrest roads in North Dallas.
Prestonwood continued to grow, and in 1989, the church experienced its most defining moment when Dr. Jack Graham accepted the call as pastor. With a burgeoning congregation and landlocked location, Senior Pastor Graham and church leaders prayed about the next step for Prestonwood. God led the church to 140 acres in Plano, and in May 1999, Prestonwood held its first service at 6801 W. Park Blvd. God’s hand has continued to be on this church as members have witnessed changed lives, strengthened families and a greater reach in the community, nation and the world with the love of Christ.
In March 2006, after months of prayer with church leaders, Senior Pastor Graham shared with the congregation a vision for expansion that included plans for a second location. After meeting in home groups, and then in the Prosper High School gym, in October 2008, our church family celebrated the dedication of the new facility on 127 acres on Prosper Trail, just east of the Dallas North Tollway. In the fall of 2012, an expansion project that doubled the existing space was completed to keep up with the growing congregation. Now, more than 5,500 people call our North Campus home.
In 2009, Prestonwood launched a weekly Worship Service to reach Spanish-speaking communities. Prestonwood en Español continues experiencing tremendous growth, with a thriving service at the Plano Campus. And on Easter Sunday of 2017, the Lewisville Campus was officially launched for Prestonwood en Español. With two weekly services, the new campus is reaching an area with a large Hispanic community.
And Prestonwood continues to thrive today with more than 49,000 members at three campuses.
The vision God has always had for Prestonwood reaches much deeper than the local community, however. Throughout the year, Prestonwood members are ministering in San Antonio, Boston and New Orleans; and they’re in the Amazon, Romania and Africa. And through PowerPoint Ministries, countless people throughout the world can hear the life-transforming truth of God’s Word via television, radio and the Internet.
As believers, we are called to give of our talents – not only financially, but also our spiritual gifting through volunteering. We have safe and secure ways to give and opportunities to bless others through legacy giving, and a myriad of volunteer opportunities.
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Prestonwood offers many ways to use your gifts and talents in serving others – from cameraman to choir member, technician to teacher, parking attendant to prayer warrior. Click here to find out more.
Besides opportunities to watch services, we’re pleased to provide a variety of incredible opportunities to plug in to resources for young believers and mature Christians.
Prestonwood.Live, our online community, exists to fulfill the our mission of Prestonwood for those who cannot attend a Prestonwood campus.
Miss a Sunday Worship Service? Want to catch up on a sermon series? Click here to see past recorded services at Prestonwood. Search for titles, filter by speaker or series, or browse by dates.
To find out more about the ministries at Prestonwood, click on any of the links below.
Through our LifeGroup Bible Studies, small-group ministry, every person who comes to Prestonwood is provided an opportunity to build key relationships that can last a lifetime.
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We want to help men, women and students recover from emotional, physical, relational and spiritual wounds through the power of Christ. Through classes, small groups and individual discipleship, the Life Recovery Ministry will help people pursue, overtake, and recover a life of peace and purpose.
We are a dynamic congregation, with people from all over the North Texas region who have come together for a common purpose—to study God’s Word, to worship Him, to do His work, and to reach the world with the Gospel message.
We unapologetically value six core areas in the life of our church. Together, these shared values identify who we are, rally us toward all that we desire to accomplish, and unite us in fellowship.
The most important decision in your life will be whether you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.
No matter which campus you attend, you’ll find warm smiles to greet you; vibrant, worshipful music to lift your soul; and powerful teaching from God’s Word that will transform your life.
You’ll feel welcome from the very beginning of your visit to Prestonwood. We have something for everyone in your family so let us help you plan your first visit.
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This class serves as the centerpiece for helping new members and those considering Prestonwood plug in to the life and ministries of our church.