Royal Lane Baptist Church is an inclusive, multi-generational community of believers in God as revealed in Jesus Christ. We believe in the inspiration of scripture, the equality of all persons, unity in diversity, and the priesthood of all believers. In communion with and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we follow the way of Christ and share the good news through worship, education, missions, and ministries.

We are a vibrant welcoming and affirming mosaic of ethnicities, racial identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomics. We affirm the sacredness, dignity, and equality of every person.

Royal Lane is a progressive and autonomous Baptist church valuing the freedom to minister alongside other groups, both Christian and non-Christian.

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Sermon, February 17, 2019

“Blessed Are…”
Tim Schaefer
February 17, 2019
Luke 6:17-26

Click on link: Blessed Are . . . to download or print sermon or select “read more” to read online.

American film producer Robert Evans—who is best known for movies like Rosemary’s Baby, The Godfather, and Chinatown—once said, “There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth.

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Martha Stearns Marshall Day of Preaching

February 24, 2019, with Tiffany Pittman

Tiffany Pittman is the Director of Admissions at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, and a member of the Alliance of Baptists board of directors, serving on the development and communications committees.

Beginning in 2007, Baptist Women in Ministry invited Baptist churches to participate in Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching by having a woman preach during the month of February. This annual event has been a deeply significant source of joy and discovery for many churches as they have celebrated the giftedness of women. This annual preaching month is named for Martha Stearns Marshall, an eighteenth-century Separate Baptist woman.

Royal Lane joins BWIM in this celebration on February 24, 2019, with Tiffany Pittman as preacher.

Q&A Luncheon will be held in Vickrey (Family) Hall following worship. (childcare provided)

“We were going to talk about callings and how age has nothing to do with our callings and how we are supposed to live them out even as we retire from our professional careers. We were going to talk about our purpose in life as servants to God and how our callings can be lived out in ministerial and secular settings. I have spent 12 years admitting people into seminary – I have helped over 500 people go on to pursue their masters. Half of these people are 50 years and older. I have fact sheets for over the past 4 years that show how this has been the truth. Also, over 50% are women. I would like to help all people see how their calling is evolutionary and developmental as they go through life.” – Tiffany Pittman



Bruce & Anna Marie Lowe Scholarship

Application Process and Rules:

  • This scholarship of a minimum of $500 is open to candidates who consider themselves “children of Royal Lane Baptist Church” and is only to be used for undergraduate studies. Current high school seniors or present undergraduate students are eligible to complete an application.
  • A person may only receive this scholarship one time.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in, received admittance to, or have an application pending at an accredited educational institution beyond the high school level prior to the award date.
  • The scholarship must be used during the 2019-20 academic year.
  • The application due date is April 7, 2019. Applicants will then be contacted to schedule an interview with the scholarship committee.

2019 Scholarship Application

At this time, you may download or print application form. Online submission of information will be available soon.

The Royal Story

Cookie Stokes

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…