Our History Our History

 Mar Thoma Church of Dallas Carrollton, established in 1976 is one of the parishes under the Diocese of North America and Europe of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church of India. Today we are over 110 faimilies that worship at the Carrollton facility every Sunday

We trace the history of our parish back to a small prayer group of Kerala Christians that began meeting in 1971. By 1976, this fellowship had developed into the Mar Thoma Church of Dallas. From 1976 to 1984 we conducted services at Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX. Prior to 1976, we held services at St Luke's Methodist Church. On December 7, 1984, the Grand Prairie facility was purchased. The Most Rev. Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma Metropolitan dedicated this facility on July 20, 1985.

In 1988, thirty-five families formed the St. Paul's Mar Thoma Church in Mesquite, TX. Likewise in 1996, the general body requested the Episcopal Synod to divide the church into two parishes and thus paved way for the formation of The Mar Thoma Church of Dallas, Farmer's Branch in Farmer's Branch TX and The Mar Thoma Church of Dallas, Grand Prarie in Grand Prarie TX. In 2004 28 Families requested the Episcopal Synod for a new Church in Garland, TX area. In July 2004 the Sehion Mar Thoma Church was dedicated at a rental facility in Garland, TX.

In January 2005 the General Body unanimously agreed to sell the Grand Prairie Facilty and move the worship place to a convenient location where our community is growing. Accordingly, in February of 2006 we acquired the facility in Carrolton, TX and started worship at this facilty in April 2006. The Episcopal Synod changed the name of the church to Mar Thoma Church of Dallas, Carrollton.