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History

Our History

Rev. Howard E. Anderson, Sr. organized The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church on January 26, 1984 at Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 2303 S. Tyler St., Pastored by Rev. Coy R. Brown who acted as Moderator for this organizational service.  He was assisted by Rev. B. W. McCoy, Pastor and Rev. Bernard Gilliam, Associate Minister of Greater South Central Baptist Church, 3002 Denley Drive ; Rev. B. L. Sims, Pastor of Grace of God Missionary Baptist Church, 3815 Hancock St., all of Dallas, Texas.

In this organizational service, twenty-four members were chartered:  The Rev. Howard E. Anderson, Sr., Sis. Shirley Von Anderson, Howard Anderson, Jr., Jo Betty Anderson, Bobbie Bates, Angela Bates, Stephanie Bates, Serena Bates, Kevin Bates, Shirley Benson, Joyce Davis, Kennicia Davis, Frederick Davis, Ela Davis, Lee Dixon, Azzie Fleets, Schnikwa Hicks, James Lee, Dorothy Lee, Mae O. Link, Tony Link, Bobby Polk, Betty Polk and Cassandra Williams.

From its inception, The "Exciting" Singing Hills Baptist Church has existed to worship and glorify God, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to carry out the Evangelism mandate of Matthew 28:19-20 and to minister unselfishly to as many people as possible in our community and throughout the world. 

For 35 years, we have been reaching, teaching, developing and serving people through our various ministries.  We have established over 83 different ministries, both in our congregation and community.  Our commitment to God’s work has led us to sponsor fifteen (15) churches in Dallas, Garland, DeSoto, and Cedar Hill.

Over the past 35 years, The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church has been blessed to baptize over 750 people, who accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.  Under the direction of Pastor Howard E. Anderson, Sr., thirteen (13) ministers were called and licensed to preach, and ten (10) ministers were ordained at SHBC.

To date, our church membership is in excess of 3000.

Founding and Establishment

  • February 5, 1984 - The first worship service was held at the Moorland Branch YMCA on Ledbetter Dr.  Pastor Anderson delivered the sermon entitled “Making Giant Steps for God” (1 Samuel 17: 1-10).  Ten new members were added to the fellowship.  
  • July 22, 1984 - The Constitution and By-Laws were adopted by the church. 
  • August 17, 1984 - The church was incorporated by the State of Texas.
  • January 25, 1985 - 1.9 acres of land was purchased at 6550 Houston School Rd., for the future site of the church. 
  • September, 1986 - Entrance and dedication services for the first church building were held.  
  • October, 1987 – An additional 2.4 acres of land was purchased
  • September 1989 - The present sanctuary was completed. 
  • August 1993 - The H. E. Anderson, Sr., Education building was completed.
  • October 25, 1995 – Learning Center was licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services – Child Care Licensing Division
  • 1996 – 4 acres were purchased to further meet the needs of our church and community
  • 2000 - Sanctuary remolding and balcony addition
  • December, 2004 – Family Life Center completed.

Our membership is now in excess of 3000.