Mission and Outreach

Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
1 John 3:18

At Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, we believe God invites us to embody our faith. As Christians, we are called to live as Jesus lived – loving our neighbors, standing with the oppressed, enacting mercy, working for justice, caring for Creation, and sowing seeds of compassion.

Putting our faith into action as a congregation has sparked the creation of organizations, ministries, programs, and partnerships intended to reflect God’s love and desire for each person to “have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10)


In 2019, at the recommendation of the session and the approval of the congregation, together we affirmed our commitment to ensuring that “PHPC reflects the love of Jesus Christ in Dallas and beyond.” This goal was created through a process of congregational discernment where the work of alleviating and eliminating poverty was overwhelmingly identified as a priority. 

We aim to reach this goal by:

Being a catalyst for change for families living on the margins,

Leading efforts in breaking the cycle of poverty in Dallas, and

Ensuring the voices of those long silenced are named, heard, and valued.


As we strive to not only alleviate, but also eliminate poverty in Dallas and beyond, we recognize how poverty is complex and multi-dimensional. Each of our mission teams, mission partners, and mission initiatives allow PHPC to love our neighbors through ensuring individual basic needs are met, children are nurtured, families are supported, and whole communities are strengthened. 

PHPC’s Mission & Outreach ministry involves 5 impact areas:   

  1. Immediate Needs
  2. Housing & Income
  3. Education
  4. Hunger & Heath
  5. Social & Community Life


For over half a century, Preston Hollow Presbyterian School has been dedicated to educating children of average to superior intelligence with mild to moderate learning differences. The types of learning differences served by our school include reading disorder (dyslexia), auditory processing disorder, oral language disorder, written language disorder, and mathematical disability.

The school was founded in 1962 in response to the needs of the Dallas community as the first outreach mission of the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. PHPS is a private coeducational day school, housed in the north wing of the church, which enrolls 133 students each year in thirteen classes in grades K-6. PHPS is a non-profit school, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to which students are accepted without regard to race, sex, religion or national origin.

Learn more about PHPS

Join us!

Whether you are simply looking for an occasional volunteer opportunity or discerning a deeper commitment to mission, PHPC invites you to experience the joy and transformation of putting your faith into action.


Brian Spann
Epiphany Ministry Coordinator

office: 214.368.6248 ext 132 bspann@phpc.org