Easter, Impact,

Closer to Heaven | A Minnesota Couple’s Journey to First Baptist Dallas

By First Dallas Staff

Ollie Skurdahl, and his wife, Barb, are from Crosslake, Minnesota, but they have found their home away from home at First Baptist Dallas through the iCampus platform. They had been searching for a lively and authentic Christian community. They found that in Dr. Jeffress’s passionate, intelligent, fearless teaching and the incredible worship at First Dallas.

The Skurdahls first discovered our church through Pathway to Victory until the Lord directed them to watch our streaming service through our iCampus. After being contacted by Paul Rogers, one of our iCampus volunteers, they eagerly desired to serve in this growing online community as Remote Hosts. But this year, they felt a stirring in their hearts that compelled them to make the journey to Dallas to attend Palm Sunday morning and evening services in person.

Watch this video testimonial about Ollie and Barb’s experience visiting First Baptist Dallas for the first time in person! In this moving testimony, Ollie shares how First Dallas is the closest thing he has ever felt to heaven on earth. 

Ollie’s story is a testament to the power of technology to connect people across distances and a reminder that the ministry that we are doing at First Baptist Dallas really is transforming our world . . . one life at a time! 

May Ollie and Barb’s example encourage others to seek out the treasure of the Christian community. If you are an iCampus member, we would love for you to make the trip and visit us in person! So we can give you the VIP experience, please contact Emmanuel Pandula, our Director of Online Ministry, at epandula@firstdallas.org for more information.