News

I’m the Match

September 14, 2017

By Jay Smith Two years ago, my cousin Ashley passed away after a long battle with Leukemia. Her battle included three bone marrow transplants, each of which extended her life and gave her just a little more time with her toddler twin boys. I wasn’t a good marrow match for... read more

Why I Give

September 11, 2017

By Kyle Elam, FirstChurch member and Chair of the FirstChurch Finance Committee I grew up in a small town in West Texas as the youngest of four children. My family attended church semi-regularly, my parents lining us up in a pew and sitting as bookends to keep us in check.... read more

This summer, Project Transformation North Texas hired 124 college-aged young adults known as “PT Corps Members” to serve in our 2017 Summer Program. They represented 63 colleges and universities and 17 different states. 55 served with us previously; and, perhaps most exciting, 18 of these exceptional young people participated in Project Transformation as children and returned to serve... read more

By Nathaniel Shell I grew up in church. It's part of who I am. As a little boy it was my safe place. It appealed to me. At church, everything was nice and people were kind. Raised by a single mother that had long ago stopped attending church, I went... read more

J.J. Rhoads Tutoring

August 2, 2017

By David Black 8:00 every Monday morning. That’s when I tutored at J.J. Rhoads, often wondering why I had chosen to do this so early in the week. On my way to the school, I often thought of all the other things I could be doing. I’d arrive as announcements... read more