For nine years, Mercy Street Inc. (MS, Inc.), a para-church ministry labored in West Dallas. MS, Inc. had the privilege of walking alongside neighbors of West Dallas and witnessing them come to Christ over those years of dedicated service. Many of the young people they worked with through mentoring and sports, expressed a desire to worship in and with their community. During this time the Lord faithfully prepared the soil in order to grow a church.
God raised up a faithful man, Jerry Wagner, to shepherd His Church in West Dallas. He served Mercy Street Inc. as a High School Mentor Coordinator, bible study leader, and sports coach. After a period of time, the leadership of Mercy Street Inc. observed his love for the families of West Dallas and encouraged him to consider starting a church in the neighborhood. After taking a nap and praying with his wife, Jerry answered the call to plant a local church in West Dallas.
Mercy Street Church (MSC) was planted on January 5, 2014. Three families gathered in the library to worship together. As the seasons changed, the Lord began to add to our faith family.
In the first couple years, we were blessed to counsel and marry our first couple, gain a dynamic worship leader, and identify some of our core leaders. The Lord has been faithful and continues to bring individuals and families to carry out the mission of making healthy disciple makers in West Dallas to reach the world.
Mercy Street Church is a vibrant multi-ethnic community of people from different walks of life. When you walk through those doors, you will see friends of different cultures, ethnicities, ages, social economic backgrounds etc. We like to call it heaven on earth (Revelation 7:9).