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

Royal Lane Welcomes Tim Schaefer


Royal Lane Baptist Church welcomes Tim Schaefer as Minister to Youth.

As the son of a United Methodist pastor, Tim was active in the church from an early age. Getting involved in his congregation’s outreach and social justice work as a teenager is what first sparked his calling into the ministry. As an openly gay man, however, Tim realized there was no future for him as a pastor, and he moved to Boston to study politics instead.

After graduating from Boston University with a degree in political science, Tim began working together with his father to fight for LGBTQ inclusion within the United Methodist Church, reawakening his passion for ministry and social justice work.

Tim and his husband, John W. Duncan, were married in Santa Barbara, California this past December. They relocated to Grapevine in May so that Tim could pursue his theological education at Brite Divinity School beginning this fall.

Choir Camp & VBS

Register now for Choir Camp & VBS. (Download and print registration form.)

2015 Choir Camp and VBS Registration Form

Scan and email form to the Church Office or mail to:
Choir and/or VBS Registration
Royal Lane Baptist Church
6707 Royal Lane
Dallas TX 75230


August 2 thru 6, 2015 — 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
August 7, 6:30 p.m. – Performance of “Malice in the Palace”

CHILDREN:    Completed 1st Grade thru Completed 6th Grade
$25 per child (scholarships available)

“Malice in the Palace”
by Allen Pote and Tom Long – Allen Pote and Tom Long’s musical for young voices tells the story of Esther with its powerful message that the smallest person acting bravely can make an enormous difference, and that God has placed us where we are for a reason.


August 2 thru 6, 2015 — 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
CHILDREN:    Ages 3 (potty trained) thru 6th Grade

 “Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power”
At Vacation Bible School, children will experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways!


2015 Children’s Camp

Heading out to Children’s Camp at Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center, Spicewood, Texas.



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The Royal Story

Jim McLean

Jim McLeanMy journey at Royal Lane Baptist Church began in 1980, and since that time, my church has encouraged me to question, to doubt, and ultimately to develop a deeper faith and a closer relationship to my Creator. Royal Lane members have also helped me get through 30 years of school teaching which is no small task!

Royal Lane is an extremely welcoming congregation whose strong foundation in Biblical principles encourages diversity and accepts everyone as a child of God.

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