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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Study on Same-Sex Relationships and the Bible
At RLBC – May 4 & 11 – 6:30 pm
Join us May 4th and 11th in Family Hall for a thought provoking study by Dr. Warren Carter, Professor of New Testament at TCU’s Brite Divinity School. In these sessions, we will look at the Biblical texts that mention same-sex interactions. Often these “clobber texts” have been used to condemn same-sex relationships. These sessions will present an alternative perspective. What behaviors do the biblical texts refer to and what contribution, if any, might they make to the contemporary debate?
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Bob Womack Honored at Texas A&M
I don’t know how familiar you might be with the traditions of Texas A&M University, but the Aggie Muster is one of the most sacred and cherished of Aggie rituals. According to the April 15, 1923 “Texas Aggie,” “If there is an A&M man in one hundred miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, sup a little and live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas.” Additionally this would be a time to pay homage to all students and former students who had passed on, and some living comrade would answer “Here” when the “Roll Call for the Absent” was read.
In 1946, my father, Bob Womack, and his best friend Ben Walker were instrumental in the planning and execution of the now famous Corregidor Island Aggie Muster at the mouth of the Malinta Tunnel. Not surprising – Daddy led the Opening Prayer at the April 21, 1946 ceremony! More than 200 Aggies came to Corregidor Island (The Rock) from all over the Pacific Theater to participate.
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…