About Us

our mission

At Fellowship Dallas, we’re calling each other to live out our God-given purpose in Christ every day.

our vision

Where We’re Going

In the next ten years, Fellowship Dallas will become a training and launching ground for more than 10,000 men and women who will discover and live out their unique, God-given, Kingdom purpose in Christ.

The Dallas Metroplex is a target-rich environment for the gospel. This increasingly complex and diverse city is made up of distracted, discontented and detached people looking for purpose, hope, and happiness. Many are living “lives of quiet desperation” unaware of the joy and fulfillment available through Jesus Christ whose desire is to call them to an abundant life as He uses them uniquely to build His Kingdom and change the world. We have no shortage of churches in Dallas but we do have a shortage of churches that prioritize sending capacity over seating capacity. Jesus said, “Go, make disciples of all nations,” not “Come, sit and enjoy the show.”

At Fellowship Dallas, we believe our first calling is life transformation through a relationship with Jesus Christ. This transformation results in a growing understanding of our God-given purpose to be pursued daily where we live, work and play. We delight to encourage and call one another to purposeful living as we worship, live together in community, and serve alongside one another. 

Our aim is to awaken people to the purpose of God, to reimagine our church as a starting place and coaching ground for followers of Jesus to discover their unique calling and then lead others on a similar journey. We believe that success is ultimately measured by successors. To that end, by 2026, we will depend on God for at least10,000 people to be engaged in a repurposing process so they can experience the joy of identifying, connecting to and living out their God-given purpose in Christ every day in their homes, workplaces, and communities. 

We see a future where new and long-time believers discover how their unique story combined with their unique gifts, talents, and experiences inspires them to gladly offer up their lives for the glory of God and the good of His Kingdom. We see men and women who are “ordained” plumbers and teachers and doctors and business leaders who view their job as a mission field. When God’s people are living life on purpose, confident of their calling, their joy becomes contagious and others are drawn to do the same. Compelled by the love of Christ, we will multiply this repurposing process through our personal relationships and our strategic partnerships around the world. We will celebrate what God is doing through thousands of shared stories. 


Can you see it?
It will be inescapable for anyone attending Fellowship Dallas to be invited to experience the daily adventure of discovering and living out their God-given purpose. Each person who walks through our doors will see that God loves them and has created them on purpose, for purpose. They will hear countless testimonies affirming the fact that He desires to enter into their current situation and lovingly draw them to something more. Students will begin to see their school as a mission field. Young moms and dads will realize that they are not just parents but disciple-makers. Those who are tired of their jobs will be energized as they begin to see their work as a Kingdom assignment. Even those who have retired from the workforce will begin to realize the freedom they have to put their experience, wisdom and gifts to work leading others in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

When we all see ourselves as repurposed agents of the Kingdom, experiencing the fullness of life lived as God’s missionaries where we are already doing life, we will be full of joy, contagiously attractive to others and influential for the Kingdom. We who have been awakened to the purpose of God and have re-imagined what life could be will have the joy of awakening others to the call of God on their lives as we invite them to live on purpose with us.

Our Values

What We’re For

Get Real

We live in honest relationships as we’re transformed through the unchanging truth and grace of Jesus Christ.

Get Moving

We challenge each other to discover and act on God’s next step for our lives.

Get together

We gather as diverse generations, ethnicities, and backgrounds to live and love in unity.

Get Out

We go beyond these walls to transform our homes, communities, and world.

biblically-based

What We Believe

The Bible

We believe the Bible is inspired by God, without error in the original manuscripts, and the final authority on all matters about which it speaks. We believe that the Scriptures were given for our inspiration, encouragement and practical instruction. They are the source of spiritual growth and the basis for personal and corporate conduct as the New Testament church. (Psalm 19:7-11; Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 1:16; 17:2-3; 18:28; 26:22-23; 28:23; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

The Triune God

We believe in one God who exists as three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God with the same nature, attributes, and perfection and are worthy of the same love, trust, and obedience. We believe that God is the creator and sustainer of the universe, rules supremely over it, desires the worship of His creation, and pursues personal relationship with mankind, the pinnacle of His creation. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:14-16; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6)

Jesus Christ

Person of Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ, as the eternal Son of God, is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy concerning the Messiah. He came into this world to reveal the Father and save the lost from their sin. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born physically of the virgin Mary, but was sinless in nature and in His life on earth. Therefore, He was worthy to give His life as a ransom for all people and die for the sin of the world (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1-2, 14, 18; 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Timothy 2:6; Hebrews 1:3). We believe that His unique nature was both fully God and fully man and He functioned in both the divine and human realms (Luke 2:40; John 1:11; Acts 2:22-24; Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 2:9-10; Hebrews 2:14; 4:15). We believe that He rose from the dead in a glorified body and that those who believe in Him will also have a resurrected body (John 20:20; Philippians 3:20-21).

Work of Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ demonstrated the infinite love of God by becoming the sacrificial Lamb and, by dying, took away the sin of the world. Through His death, He took the penalty for sin which God’s holy, righteous nature demanded. He died in man’s place and by His death He became the Savior of the lost. We believe that His death and resurrection were fully accepted by God the Father as sufficient payment for the sin of mankind (John 1:29; Romans 3:25–26; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Hebrews 10:5–14; 1 Peter 3:18). We believe in salvation by grace, through faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ through His life, death and resurrection (Ephesians 2:8-9). Presently Christ functions as Head over the church, which is His body, and in this ministry He intercedes for His people as their Great High Priest (Ephesians 1:22–23; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1).

Return of Christ — We believe that the present Christian life both individually and corporately should be lived in light of Jesus’ promised return. His return is imminent—that is, He could descend from heaven at any moment, known only to God, to gather the Church together with Him for eternity. All Christians should live in a state of readiness as we live out our brief lives upon this earth. God’s future plan for His church provides hope and perspective as we serve the Lord in anticipation of His return and all that is to come. (1 Corinthians 15:51-58;   1 Thessalonians 4:13-18Titus 2:11-13Revelation 22:20).

 

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. He is our advocate and leads us into all truth. He is a source of spiritual life, reminds us that we are God’s children, helps us in our weakness, and intercedes for us. His role is also to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates the unbeliever, seals and baptizes the believer, and sets apart the believer to a holy life. At regeneration He baptizes the believer into the body of Christ and comes to indwell him fully and permanently. (John 14:16-17, 26; Romans 8:9-11, 16, 26; 1 Corinthians 2:10-11; 12:13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30; Titus 3:5)

Humanity

We believe that the first man and woman were created in God’s image and thus all humans have great value in God’s sight. But when the first couple sinned, they brought both physical and spiritual death to the human race. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature separated from God. They live in darkness, commit acts of sin in their lives, and need to be reconciled to God. The only exception is Jesus Christ, the perfect Son of God, who lived a sinless life and in loving obedience to His loving Father paid the ultimate price by dying on the cross to pay for all the sins of all mankind thereby reconciling to God all those who believe in His Son. This is the work of God’s grace to save and restore men and women created in His image, to bring them to light and give spiritual life where there was only spiritual death. He has made a way for us not only to be restored to right relationship as the sons and daughters of God, but also to join Him in building His kingdom on the earth. We have eternal life through Him and that life begins here as we live out the purpose of God in our lives today. (Genesis 1:26; 2:17; 3; 6:5; Psalm 14:1-3; 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; John 3:6, 16; 5:40; 6:35; Romans 3:10-19, 23-26; 8:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 John 3:8)

Life in Christ

We believe that as followers of Christ our calling is to walk worthy of the Gospel of Christ, which is a call to holy living. Though we desire to live a holy life for Christ, we feel a tension. We are opposed by the devil*, our own flesh, and a worldly culture that challenges and tempts us to live contrary to our calling. We believe that sinless perfection is impossible in this life, and that Christians still experience sin and suffering in this world. But, in His grace, God has made provision for us to live an abundant, God-honoring life through the Holy Spirit, who lives in our hearts and empowers us. As we resist the enemy and our fleshly desires and yield to the Holy Spirit, He gives us power that enables us to walk in Him and not give in to the opposition and temptations. (Romans 6:11-138:1-1712:1-2Galatians 5:16-23Ephesians 4:22-24Colossians 2:1-103:1-102 Timothy 3:121 Peter 1:14-161 John 1:4-73:5-9)

* We believe that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin. He incurred the judgment of God by rebelling against his Creator (Isaiah 14:12-17Ezekiel 28:11-19), by taking numerous angels with him in his fall (Matthew 25:41Revelation 12:1-14), and by introducing sin into the human race (Genesis 3:1-5). Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man.  He has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 16:20).

The Church

We believe the Church, both worldwide and local, should be a witness to the love of God for all the world as manifested in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry, worship, and teaching of each local church should creatively adapt to the particular culture it feels called to reach, but without compromising Biblical absolutes. We believe that every person who has believed that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and has accepted by faith His finished work on the cross as their gift of salvation is a member of the Universal Church, which began at Pentecost. As a Christian, each believer is a member of the Church regardless of their standing or membership in localized assembly of believers. We believe that the Holy Spirit places each person into this Church at the point of salvation without regard for gender, ethnicity, class, or culture (Matthew 16:16-18; 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47; Galatians 3:27-28; Ephesians 1:13-14; Colossians 3:11).

Among other titles, the Church is referred to as the body and bride of Christ. As the bride, the Church’s special relationship to Christ is presented and Christ’s care for His Church celebrated. As the body of Christ, Christ’s position as head emphasizes His authority and leadership over His Church. As the body, each member plays a key role in serving each other member. Within this relationship, each believer bears responsibility for promoting peace, through the power of the Holy Spirit. The love for one another that produces peace marks the body as true followers of Jesus (Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Colossians 3:11-17). 

We believe that within the Church the ordinances of baptism and communion should be consistent practices of worship to celebrate the work of Christ while waiting for His return. In order for these practices of worship to take place, Christ emphasizes consistent gathering together for prayer, fellowship, and teaching (Luke 22:19-20; Acts 10:47-48; 16:32-33; 18:7-8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Ephesians 1:4-14, 18-23; 4:3-10; Hebrews 10:24-25).

Our Staff

Meet the Team

Leadership

Kurt Pressler

Lead Pastor & Elder

Tommy Shelton

Executive Pastor & Elder

Noah Mitchell

Worship Pastor

Josh Carroll

Life Groups Pastor

Jeff Jones

Associate Pastor of Strategy
& Ministry Development

Kelly Hornsby

Connecting Pastor

Cheryl Read

Outreach Pastor

Jeff Harmon

Communications Director

Richard Kerry

Marriage & Care Pastor

Staff

Kory Ahern

Director of Strategic Systems & Metrics

Mitzi Arellano

Women’s Pastor

Linda Barton

Administrative Assistant for
Students and Marriage & Care

Catrina Berka

Service Teams Coordinator

Kristina Bily

Executive Assistant

Gary Brandenburg

Pastor at Large

Ali Congrove

Care Network Director

Jill Curbo

Community Liaison

Joan Curry

Finance Director

Michael Dembicki

Facilities Director

Jomita Fleming

Early Childhood Volunteer Coach and
Administrative Assistant for Kids

Sandra Hannah

Front Desk Receptionist

Emily Harmon

Route 45 Coordinator

Mike Heinz

Junior High Pastor

Dana Hentschel

Events & Hospitality Supervisor

Shenae Johnson

Kids Ministry Resource and Childcare Coordinator

Tyler Kibbe

Kids Worship and Curriculum Coordinator

Jennifer Kleiman

HR Coordinator & Finance Assistant

Bradley Laird

Video Producer

Erynn Lasse

Graphic Designer

Ryan Lawrence

Custodian

David Lincon

Custodial Services Supervisor

Sam Lopez

Facilities Technician

Taylor Lowrey

High School Pastor

Kristin Matuszak

Communications Coordinator

Kristi Mcelheney

Children’s & Parenting Pastor

Kelly Milazzo

Kids Operations Administrator

Charlotte Pendleton

Contributions Assistant

Leslie Rortvedt

Students Coordinator

Christopher "Bonez" Rushing

Audio/Visual Technical Director

Gay Nell Scarborough

Front Desk Receptionist & Connecting Ministry Assistant

Larry Sullins

Maintenance Assistant

Ashley Williams

Life Groups Coordinator

Christopher Young

Young Adults Director

Celina Zapien

Custodian

Elders

Bob Breunig

Bob Gray

Michael Gayles

Perry Jager

Bruce Long

Kurt Pressler

Bret Schuch

Tommy Shelton

Mike Webster

Kirk Williams

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