History of Plano Bible Chapel

In 1966, while still a student at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dr. Tom Constable and his wife Mary moved to Plano, Texas, with the vision of starting a Bible-centered church. PlanoBibleChapel began quietly as a small Bible study that started in the summer of 1968. This study consisted of six families who lived in Plano. Five of these families attended Believer’s Chapel in Dallas, and wished to attend church closer to their homes. Two of the six charter families are still members of our congregation. This bible study continued through the winter of 1967, when they moved to Jim and Sherry Lewis’ living room.

Tom Constable and Jim Lewis became the first two elders of PlanoBibleChapel at its official founding in 1968. For the first 12 years of the church’s history, the elders were responsible for the teaching during the Sunday morning Worship Service. In 1980, Jim Lewis began to serve as full-time pastor. As the pastoral staff grew, Jim Lewis assumed the role of Senior Pastor and continued to do the majority of the preaching until his retirement in June of 2002.

Larry Murray was called to serve as the new Lead Pastor in February, 2004. Ryan Rives, joined our staff part-time in June of 2016 as Worship Leader and then full-time in January 2017 as Pastor of Youth and Worship Ministries. Also in January, Joseph Gonzalez joined our staff as Spanish Ministries Pastor to lead PBC en Español.

For almost 50 years, the people of PlanoBibleChapel have been faithfully following Jesus, loving each other, and serving the world for the glory of God. We are becoming a diverse, multi-generational, multi-cultural family of believers that reaches families with children and students around the corner and across the world with the Gospel of Christ.

Whether you’re single, newlyweds, a large family, or empty-nester, welcome to PBC!

Sunday Service Times

9:30 am
Adult Life Connection Classes
Estudios Biblicos en Español
Children's Classes
Junior High Senior High 

10:30 am
Coffee and Fellowship

11:00 am
Communion Worship Service in English (Auditorium)
K- Grade 5: Children enjoy worship service in the main auditorium with their families. Children will be dismissed to Children's Church midway through the service.

Servicio de Adoración en Español
(Fellowship Hall)


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