The History of TFC

The Family Church, previously Church of the Good Shepherd, was born out of a Healing Revival in the 1940s. Daisy Wilbanks, from the Dallas area, felt a spiritual prompting to come down to the Valley and hold a tent revival. Traveling evangelists joined her and eventually, due to the constant growth, built an official church and held their first service in 1948.

Through the years, the congregation grew. After years of meeting together the church began actively seeking out a pastor to take over their long-standing heritage. A letter eventually found its way to a man named John Brady, a youth pastor of 10 years in Tulsa, OK. John and his wife Terry had recently been given a prompting from God about ministering to families and decided to check out this church in Texas. Despite the fact that this California guy and West Virginian lady saw nothing but desolate dry land from their plane window, somehow they both knew that was where God was leading them. And the rest… is history.

John and Terry Brady have been the pastors since 1995 and have been instilling their vision for family ministry, and pouring their hearts out into the church ever since.

Today, TFC is a dynamically growing church with over 3000 regular attendees from diverse backgrounds. We strive to meet the needs of the people in our community, and have a heart to transform the lives of young families. Our children and youth ministries and their establishments are evident of how much we value our young people and desire to see them grow in values and truth.  TFC is dedicated to reaching out and impacting all who enter its doors and because of its constant growth, it is necessary to continually “think outside of the box” and be prepared for the next step.

God has big plans for The Family Church and it is our deepest desire to fulfill them. We want to be a platform for people to find life changing truth so that they will experience freedom, healing, and restoration.