Our History

Rev. Howard E. Anderson, Sr. organized The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church on January 26, 1984 at Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 2303 S. Tyler St., Pastored by Rev. Coy R. Brown who acted as Moderator for this organizational service.  He was assisted by Rev. B. W. McCoy, Pastor and Rev. Bernard Gilliam, Associate Minister of Greater South Central Baptist Church, 3002 Denley Drive ; Rev. B. L. Sims, Pastor of Grace of God Missionary Baptist Church, 3815 Hancock St., all of Dallas, Texas.

In this organizational service, twenty-four members were chartered:  The Rev. Howard E. Anderson, Sr., Sis. Shirley Von Anderson, Howard Anderson, Jr., Jo Betty Anderson, Bobbie Bates, Angela Bates, Stephanie Bates, Serena Bates, Kevin Bates, Shirley Benson, Joyce Davis, Kennicia Davis, Frederick Davis, Ela Davis, Lee Dixon, Azzie Fleets, Schnikwa Hicks, James Lee, Dorothy Lee, Mae O. Link, Tony Link, Bobby Polk, Betty Polk and Cassandra Williams.

From its inception, The "Exciting" Singing Hills Baptist Church has existed to worship and glorify God, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to carry out the Evangelism mandate of Matthew 28:19-20 and to minister unselfishly to as many people as possible in our community and throughout the world. 

For 34 years, we have been reaching, teaching, developing and serving people through our various ministries.  We have established over 83 different ministries, both in our congregation and community.  Our commitment to God’s work has led us to sponsor fifteen (15) churches in Dallas, Garland, DeSoto, and Cedar Hill.

Over the past 34 years, The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church has been blessed to baptize over 750 people, who accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.  Under the direction of Pastor Howard E. Anderson, Sr., thirteen (13) ministers were called and licensed to preach, and ten (10) ministers were ordained at SHBC.

To date, our church membership is in excess of 3000.