Graceland Community Baptist Church
(972) 293-3700

Graceland Community Baptist Church
Graceland Community Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Tx opened its doors in 1992 when a vision to plant a church was given to Cedric D. Stricklin by God. God admonished him to bring men to Christ and Christ to men.

On January 26, 1993, with fifteen loyal followers, Graceland Community Baptist Church opened its door holding its first official service in the living room of Mrs. Lizzie Sumler in Dallas, TX and continued to meet in this location for three months. The church relocated April, 1993 to 101 Kenya Street in Cedar Hill, TX and remained there for seven years. During this time the church grew spiritually and numerically creating the need for a larger facility. God promises never to leave us nor forsake us and He remained faithful to His word so on November 7, 2000, Pastor Stricklin and approximately 100 members, enjoyed their first praise and worship service in its new edifice located at 310 S. Clark Road, Cedar Hill, TX 75104 becoming the first African American Church to build in the city.

Pastor and First Lady Beverly Stricklin persevered and today Graceland is over 300 members strong and still growing. We want you to come and experience the excitement at our 10:15 am Sunday morning worship hour “where you are not only welcome but wanted.” Graceland is a place where the Bible is taught, Christ is the center, and prayer, praise, and worship go forth as we seek to promote the kingdom of God.

Graceland holds true to Baptist Doctrine and is a member of the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America, Southern Baptist Convention, and locally, the Dallas Baptist Association and True Fellowship Missionary Baptist District Association. 

We pray that you find something helpful and inspiring on our site that makes a lasting impression and results in you visiting us on Sunday.  We hope you will be counted amongst the many who have become members of our family. It is our desire that you will be inspired to run on just a little while longer for the scripture tells us “The race is not given to the swift nor the strong but to those who endure until the end."

Mrs. Lizzie Sumler
Mother of the Church
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