The doors are open to you at Royal Lane Baptist Church. We invite you to come share the adventure of faith with us. We see ourselves as a family. We disagree some, but we still work, worship, minister, and play together. We are a diverse people united in Christ.
We believe that a meaningful commitment to Christ is best exemplified by a genuine commitment to one another.
If you need a place where you can be yourself, ask questions, find support, and not get lost in the crowd, Royal Lane is the place for you. We could tell you more about our church, but the character of any church is best observed from up close. Come and see!
What's Happening at RLBC
Isabel Docampo, Guest Preacher – March 1, 2015
Isabel Noelia Docampo joined the Intern Program of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in 1997. In this capacity she places and supervises students in congregations and other ministries where they serve as interns for up to one year. She also teaches in the Spanish language Course of Study School held at Perkins School of Theology. In March, 2006, she co-led a group of Master of Divinity students on an immersion course with Dr. Joerg Rieger to the Arizona-Mexico border with the nonprofit organization, BorderLinks.
An ordained Baptist minister, Isabel grew up within the Latino Baptist church context. She received a Doctor of Ministry from Perkins School of Theology, SMU in 2003, and a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky in 1982. She began her ministry by starting new churches with and for Latino/a populations in Radcliff, Kentucky and Chester, Pennsylvania. Her subsequent ministry has been primarily in interfaith services to the poor and marginalized in areas including domestic violence, hunger advocacy, senior adults, and literacy, and she continues to be involved in peace and justice faith organizations. Her experience includes creating and directing nonprofit organizations and writing grants as well as traditional clergy leadership skills.
Ash Wednesday Service – February 18, 6:30 pm
The season of Lent in the Christian Church begins on Ash Wednesday. Please join us this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Family Hall.
The observance of Ash Wednesday became widespread throughout Christendom during the 7th Century and provides an opportunity for the worshiping community to engage in corporate penitence and confession … to prepare for the Season of Lent … and to look forward to the hope of Easter.
The Royal Story
I came to Royal Lane in 1969 at the invitation of my in-laws, John and Bettye Stokes. Bill and I had just returned from his Army days in El Paso and Okinawa. John was a deacon and the deacons had “Little Flocks”. These groups met in the deacon’s homes. There were quite a few people who came who could not attend on Sundays because of their work schedules. The people of Royal Lane were very involved in missions. The attic above our current kitchen was a clothes closet. This led to our being a founding organization of North Dallas Shared Ministries. We had our own kindergarten; we worked with Moses Reagan at Tabernacle Baptist Church in West Dallas; we were active with the Greater Dallas Community of Churches and the STEP (Strategies To Elevate People) program. Read More…