Dallas Baptist University is a private liberal arts university that is strongly affiliated with the Dallas Baptist Association and the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The school was founded in 1898 as Decatur Baptist College. Today there are over 5,000 students at the school, including over 3,500 undergraduates and nearly 2,000 graduate students.
The main campus is situated on 292 acres in Dallas overlooking Mountain Creek Lake, approximately fifteen miles southwest of the downtown. It features the newly constructed Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel, a 1,400 seat worship space with office and meeting spaces. There are branch campuses in Mansfield, Frisco, and Hurst.
The official scripture of the university is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”