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Who we are

Who We Are

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 36 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 36 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

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.

Our Purpose & Vision

SHBC Purpose

The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church exists 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.

SHBC Vision

Our vision is to model Christ by revealing His Life, Love and Light to the world.

Our Core Beliefs

  1. We believe God is the Creator of humanity and all that exists.
  2. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible authoritative Word of God.
  3. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  4. We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
  5. We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
  6. We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful men.
  7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live the Godly life.
  8. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost -- those who are saved to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of condemnation.
  9. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ, and the evidence of that unity being shown by how we love one another.
  10. We believe in worship, prayer, growth oriented Sunday School, discipleship, evangelism, and fellowship which will edify and equip members for spiritual growth, and ministry by helping them to understand and utilize their spiritual gifts to accomplish the work of the church.

Our Goals & Strategies

The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church exists 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. Our fellowship is engaged in Kingdom work. Our ministry involves reaching people for Christ, teaching and developing believers in Christ and serving others through Christ.