175th Anniversary Video

Watch below to see how God has been working at the Dove for the last 175 years.


The Dove Story

Lonesome Dove Baptist Church is made up of sinners who have been saved by the radical, amazing, overflowing grace of God. We don't have it all together, but Jesus does. We're not perfect, but Jesus is. So each week we gather to worship Him and to lift high His name.   By the way, we aren't concerned with what you are wearing when you join us. . .we just want you to join us. 

  Our story began more than 170 years ago. In 1846, a large wagon train full of people left Platt County, Missouri to make a new life in the Republic of Texas. This group of pioneers settled in the "Crosstimbers" area, now known as Grapevine-Southlake. The pioneers began to meet in different homes for worship as many more settlers continued to pour into the area. On the third Saturday of February, 1846, a growing group of Christ followers met at the log cabin home of Charles Throop. There they formed the Lonesome Dove Baptist Church. At the time of its founding there were no other churches within many miles, and no other evangelical church between Grapevine-Southlake and the Pacific Ocean. We celebrate how God has used the Dove, with its rich history, to change many lives and we are excited about what He continues to do in us and through us. By the grace of God, Lonesome Dove's best days are ahead.