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The Case for Christianity with Lee Strobel

October 1, 2023

Discover the truth about Christianity at First Baptist Dallas on Sunday, October 1. Join us for an unforgettable day of worship, inspiration, and thought-provoking discussions at our highly anticipated service—”The Case for Christianity” with Lee Strobel! It will be a Sunday you won’t want to miss.

We are honored to have Lee Strobel, a former investigative journalist and atheist-turned-Christian, as our featured guest speaker. Strobel’s personal journey and profound insights will inspire, challenge, and sharpen you, providing a unique perspective on faith and spirituality.

After the service, stay for a complimentary lunch, where you’ll have the opportunity to engage in a thought-provoking Q&A session with Lee Strobel and Dr. Jeffress. This is your chance to listen to discussions about Christianity, faith, and religion, gain profound insights, and not be afraid to ask even your toughest questions.

Plus, we have an incredible lineup of musical guests leading worship. In the Worship Center, we are thrilled to welcome the Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning band, the Newsboys, who will lead worship alongside the First Dallas Choir & Orchestra. Then, in the Historic Sanctuary, leading worship is the acclaimed Benjamin William Hastings, a Dove Award-winning artist known for his touching and soul-stirring song “So Will I.” 

Sunday, October 1 is a Sunday designed for you! Whether you’ve been a lifelong believer or have never stepped foot into a church before, we hope you join us for this special day, and we cannot wait to welcome you. 




Lee Strobel

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books, including The Case for Christ and The Case for Christianity. Described in the Washington Post as “one of the evangelical community’s most popular apologists,” Strobel’s remarkable testimony has impacted millions of people. After his education studying Journalism at the University of Missouri and Law at Yale Law School, he was a journalist for fourteen years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois’ highest honors for both investigative reporting and public service journalism from United Press International. Using his skills and experience as an investigative journalist, Strobel probed the evidence for Jesus for nearly two years before becoming a Christian. 

After coming to faith, he served as a teaching pastor at three different churches and hosted the national network TV program, Faith Under Fire. He currently serves as Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.

Lee Strobel and his wife, Leslie, have been married fifty years and have two grown children.



With 25 albums, numerous Gold and Platinum records, 17 Dove Award nominations, four Grammy nominations, and more, the Newsboys have become one of Christian music’s most popular and iconic bands. Founded in Queensland, Australia by Peter Furler and George Perdikis in 1985, the current Newsboys members are Jody Davis on guitar, Michael Tait on vocals, Jeff Frankenstein on keys, and Duncan Phillips on drums. They have had over thirty #1 radio hits, including “Your Love Never Fails,” “Hallelujah for the Cross,” and “Born Again.” The Newsboys’ Christian rock music style provides a high-energy worship experience. Their mega-hit song, “God’s Not Dead,” inspired a movie franchise with the same name. The Newsboys display unity in diversity as they seek to lead others to Christ through worship.


Benjamin William Hastings

One of the most gifted Christian songwriters of our day, Benjamin William Hastings has been part of the genius behind the most popular worship songs. The four-time Dove Award nominee has co-written Christian favorites like, “So Will I (100 Billion X)” with UNITED, “Take You At Your Word” with Cody Carnes, and “Gratitude” with Brandon Lake. His debut, self-titled album released in 2022. Originally from Northern Ireland, he now lives with his wife, Jessa, and their two children in Los Angeles.


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