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FBC Dallas committee recommends Jeffress

DALLAS (BP)–The pastoral search committee for First Baptist Church in Dallas Aug. 5 recommended the congregation’s next pastor be Robert Jeffress, current pastor of First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Jeffress, who has been senior pastor of FBC Wichita Falls since 1992, will preach Aug. 12 in view of a call at FBC Dallas. The church will meet in only one service, at 9:30 a.m. Central, and will vote on Jeffress that day.

The committee looked at more than 100 individuals before settling on Jeffress, according to a news release from FBC Dallas. The church is looking for a replacement for Mac Brunson, who left FBC Dallas to become pastor of First Baptist in Jacksonville, Fla., in February 2006.

Jeffress served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Eastland, Texas, from 1985-1992. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a master’s from Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is the author of several books, including “The Solomon Secrets,” “Hell? Yes!,” “The Divine Defense,” “Grace Gone Wild!” and “Second Chance, Second Act.”

He and his wife, Amy, have two daughters.

FBC Dallas has been home to several well-known preachers during its history, including George W. Truett and W.A. Criswell.
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