In 1898, a small group of Texas Baptists founded Decatur Baptist College as a two-year school with a focus to produce men and women who would serve the world for the glory of Christ. Now, more than a century later, Dallas Baptist University stands as a testament to the earnest prayers of these individuals and the enduring faithfulness of the Lord.

After relocating to the foothills of southern Dallas in 1965, the small two-year school continued to grow and expand, becoming Dallas Baptist University in 1985 and offering its first doctoral programs in 2005. Today, DBU offers students the ability to choose from 73 majors on the undergraduate level, 31 master’s degree programs, 63 accelerated master’s degree programs, 74 dual degree programs, and 2 doctoral programs, all with the focus on a singular mission—to produce servant leaders who will impact the world for Christ.

In the summer of 2016, the University began a new chapter in its history as Dr. Adam C. Wright was elected as the sixth President. Dr. Wright, himself a DBU graduate, is committed to the mission of DBU as he seeks to follow the calling of the Lord to expand the impact of DBU beyond just the North Texas region so that DBU can be a global Christ-centered University that that is pleasing to God.