A Season of Celebration

This milestone deserves special recognition.

We will celebrate the past, remain grateful for the present, and envision the future of Unity of Dallas.

80 for 80

We are raising 80K in honor of our 80th Anniversary for improvements at Unity of Dallas.

  • Childrens Church • Sanctuary Beautification • Music Ministry
  • Audio/Visual Department • Marketing

To contribute your tax-deductible donation, use the "Donate" drop-down menu on the navigation bar and click on "Donate". The giving form will pop up. Under the "Give to" drop-down menu select "80 for 80". Finish filling out the rest of the form and submit. 

Thank you.

A Brief History

Unity Dallas began in 1943 at 1708 Commerce Street, led by Reverend Ruth Gillespie. It initially occupied a storefront, accommodating 100 people later moving to 2030 Commerce Street. In 1951, they relocated to Greenville and McCommas in East Dallas after their lease expired. The dedicated congregation raised $10,000 for the move in a single Sunday service.

Originally known as the Unity Church of Practical Christianity, the church held its first service at the new location in September 1951. Reverend Cora Mae Crandall joined Reverend Gillespie, serving together for 19 years. In 1970, Unity Dallas merged with a Religious Science group, renaming itself The Unity Church of Dallas.

Growing rapidly, they purchased land at 6525 Forest Lane in 1973 and built the present church with Dr. Curtis’ guidance. The first service in the new Sanctuary was in 1986. Unity of Dallas continued to expand, acquiring additional land in 1977, and undertaking an expansion program in 1984, including a 1,000-seat Sanctuary.

Dr. Curtis retired in 1992. Leadership changed over the years, with various ministers serving, the second longest-tenured being Rev. David McClure and wife Donna. In 2016, Rev. James Buchanan became the Spiritual Leader and has become the longest tenured.

Unity Dallas has a rich history of growth and transformation since its humble beginnings in 1943.

Unity in Dallas Over the Years

From the original meeting space on Commerce Street which opened in 1943 to the 2nd Location on Commerce Street to Greenville Avenue in 1952.

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Early Years of Unity in Dallas

Enjoy this look back at the origins of Unity in Dallas.

Through the Years

Dr. Curtis Years

Children’s Church & YFM

Our Children’s and Youth Programs throughout the years.

And Into the 1990’s

The 1990’s at Unity of Dallas

The McClure Era

The period at Unity of Dallas when the McClures were leading the church.

Then and Now

How we started and where we are now.

Unity from 2003 to 2008

Unity of Dallas was led by Revs. Debenport, Webster, Condra & Townley from 2003 to 2008.

Unity from 2009 to 2015

Revs. Epps, Shouse and Robinson guided Unity of Dallas from 2009 to 2015.

Rev. James Buchanan Years

2016 to the present day, the years Rev. James has been at Unity of Dallas

Music Ministry through the Years

Our choirs, guest artists and more throughout the years.

Christmas Through the Years

The holidays at Unity of Dallas.