You are always welcome at Wilshire. Regardless of who you are, where you're from, what kind of job you have or don't have, what kind of family you're from, there's a place for you in the community of faith at Wilshire. We're Baptist by tradition, Christian by conviction and ecumenical in spirit.
We're different than most other Baptist churches you'll find in Dallas. We have a worship format that will feel familiar in some ways to Baptists and Methodists and Presbyterians and Lutherans and Catholics. We're a church for both the head and the heart, combining passion for the gospel with serious thought about the teachings of the Bible.
Explore our site to learn more about our excellent programs for preschoolers, children, youth, adults and senior adults. We're a church for all ages and a church for the ages.
Worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. Also, we offer a Wilshire Welcome Class during this period. The class runs in a four-week cycle, covering a tour of the building, history of the church, leadership of the church, mission and vision of the church and coffee and conversation with the senior pastor. Drop in for this open class any week. It meets in a classroom adjacent to McIver Chapel.
Koinonia Cafe (lunch) at 11:00 a.m. and (dinner) from 5 to 6 p.m. during the school year
Bible study at noon (year round) and at 6 p.m. during the school year
Evening activities for preschoolers, children, youth and adults during the school year
All roads lead to Wilshire, which finds its identity as a regional church. By that, we mean that where you live is less important than what you seek in a church home. Wilshire’s identity as a “different kind of Baptist church” draws congregants from the nearby neighborhoods of Lakewood and Lake Highlands, but also from Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, Irving, Arlington, Duncanville, Grand Prairie and even Fort Worth.
We’re located on Abrams Road, just north of the intersection at Mockingbird. Look for the tall white steeple. If you’re coming from Central Expressway, take the Mockingbird exit and go east about 1.5 miles to Abrams Road and turn left.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Most often, guest first attend a Sunday morning worship service as their front door into Wilshire, but it's OK to come in through a Sunday School class, special event or small group like MOPS or the Early Childhood Learning Center. On Sunday mornings, you'll find adults wearing everything from business casual attire to more traditional Sunday church attire. We're more traditional than casual, but you don't have to show up in pearls or a top hat.
Enter the Sanctuary from the Narthex doors underneath the steeple or from any other door to the building. At most doors, greeters stand ready to welcome you and point you in the right direction. To find a Sunday School class, stop by the Welcome Center located in James Gallery, the glassed-in space behind the prayer garden.
Free child care is available for preschoolers younger than kindergarten age during both morning worship services. Children in kindergarten or older attend worship with their parents.
On Sunday mornings, special parking spaces are designated for visitors in both the north and south parking lots. Look for the signs. Additional parking on Sunday mornings is available at Hillside Village, located immediately south of the church.