About Us

We are a congregation of all ages and diverse gifts, united by faith in Jesus Christ and committed to living out the Good News of his love in word and action. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA).


We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA),
called by God,
redeemed by Jesus Christ,
sustained by the Holy Spirit,
seeking to grow in faith and Christian discipleship. 

PHPC is a welcoming family of faith,
seeking unity as we follow Christ,
loving and supporting each other and
serving those in need within and beyond our community of faith. 

By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, all we are and all we do are to the greater glory of God. 



 As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church embraces a vision of hope for the future, trusting in the goodness of God, who is indeed able to surpass the limits of our human imagination. Aware that all planning is provisional, we will continually remain open to new and fresh visions of where God is leading us as the Body of Christ. 


We will be a church that worships joyously and regularly in our Reformed tradition. Our worship will be creative, fresh, personal, and relevant to the lives of people of all ages. Scripture and prayer will be central to all worship, engaging worshippers in experiences of growth in Christian faith and practice. 

We will be a loving, welcoming congregation, intentionally inclusive and respectful of all members and visitors. Children will be actively included and valued as members of the church family. Youth will be challenged to develop their faith and serve others in the spirit of Christ. Adults will find this church a place where faith becomes a reality in community and service to others. 

We will be a learning congregation in which people grow into the fullness of Christ. We will learn to apply biblical perspectives to the opportunities and challenges of life. We will learn to share our faith with others in loving and appropriate ways, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. We will find creative ways to invite people into a living relationship with God. 

We will extend comfort and support through a program of mutual ministry involving members trained to carry the love of Christ into the lives of others. We will respond quickly and appropriately to a wide variety of needs. We will be a caring congregation where people are respected, included, loved, and valued. We will support ministries and cooperative partnerships that spread God’s grace and mercy in our city, in our nation and in our world. 

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church will be sensitive to the needs of the underserved, the overlooked, and the forgotten among us, always proclaiming and living the gospel of Jesus Christ.


In 1948, eight hardy souls met with Presbytery officials about starting a new church somewhere in the grassy fields found north of Northwest Highway. 

On October 20, 1949, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church was established and called the Rev. Robert (Manny) Douglass as its first pastor. 

In January of 1950, charter membership for PHPC was completed with 109 signers. Within the first year, church membership reached 223. Services were held at the Texas Country Day School, now St. Mark’s School of Texas. 

Prior to all of this, the Presbytery had purchased acreage at Tibbs and Stichter streets to set aside for future churches. The land was given to the new PHPC. However, a group of forward-thinking church members exchanged the original land for an acre at Preston and Aberdeen, seeing it as a better site for the budding church. The first building campaign was launched in 1951 with the extraordinary dedication of our first church members who placed their own homes as guarantees on the mortgage to begin construction.

Now, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church is one of the largest Presbyterian chuches in Dallas with nearly 3,000 members. We would love to have you join us Sunday! For more information about service times, visit our Worship page.