Our Story

About Us

DC3 is the place to be! Whether you’re looking for a church home or if it has been a long time since you’ve attended church, our goal is to welcome you and help you to feel like a part of our family. We invite you to view one of our Sunday Worship Services at 9:30 am (Website & Facebook Live).

Additionally, our Youth services @ 9:30 am (Youtube) - No Rebroadcast.

Who We Are

Our Vision

Our History

Disciple Central Community Church (DC3) was founded in January 2008 by Pastor Marcus D. King with only seven members. In September of 2008, the church in DeSoto, TX, partnered with Johnson Chapel Community Church, which had 47 members and needed a pastor and leadership. In January 2013, the church was fully functioning by its original name, Disciple Central Community Church. The church membership grew to more than 3,200 in the first five years.
What makes the church exceptional in DeSoto is its members and their heart to serve the community with several outreach ministries and genuine love for all they encounter. Thirty-two percent of the DC3 membership is from DeSoto, 29 percent are Dallas-based members, and the remainder is from all over North Texas. As the founder and Senior Pastor, Marcus D. King was the first member to look at his role in the church as a life changer and servant.
Some of the church’s outreach programs include Behind Closed Doors, involving domestic violence issues, with “A Day to Shine,” where women and children from shelters are pampered and given free massages, pedicures, and clothing. There is also JAIL (Justice, Agencies, Incarceration, Legal), Seek & Find Employment Ministry, and FED UP (Families Eating Daily Undermining Poverty), a community program providing resources to help people meet basic human needs such as food, housing, and emergency services. The Public & Community Health Program began in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As a reflection of DC3’s commitment to the community, the church holds a Business & Career Expo annually where local businesses are showcased, empowerment seminars are facilitated, and employers and jobseekers participate in a job fair. The Life Enrichment Center offers free premarital, marital, drug and alcohol, spiritual, adolescent, and child counseling free of charge to the community with resident licensed professional counselors. WITNESS, the missions community, partners with ministries worldwide, including The Gambia in West Africa, Haiti, and Jamaica. With a global mindset on service, DC3 has funded a school and clinic and purchased land for a village church in The Gambia. It has also given $20,000 to a sister church in The Gambia to renovate its existing building. DC3 also supports clinics in Haiti, outreaches in Jamaica, and funds water filters for Togo, West Africa, and the Philippines.
In 2020, the FED UP program provided food to over 4000 families, distributing over 45,000lbs of food, provided toys to over 250 kids - all either homeless or in the foster care system in partnership with DeSoto ISD, and distributed toys to over 250 low-income children through collaboration with the DeSoto Fire Department.
In 2021, DC3 provided 6,500 food boxes (approximately 100,000 lbs.) distributed to over 6,500 families. This included Bless DeSoto, the Thanksgiving food distribution food to 31 apartment complexes (4500 apartment units) feeding some of the most disadvantaged living in the city of DeSoto. Food distribution helps to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in the community, address the rising cost of food, and address shortages caused by the national supply chain breakdown. FED UP also provided over 900 pairs of jeans and pants for women and men living in shelters and 3600 boxes of diapers for new mothers.  
Since 2022, DC3 has provided boxes of food (approximately 100,000lbs) and distributed to over 15,000 families.

Our Beliefs

We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God. God is an infinite, intelligent Spirit that is the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth. God eternally exist in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious roles. (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 4:35, Matthew 28:19,1 Peter 1:2)
The Bible
We believe the Holy Bible was divinely inspired by God and written by men without error. All scripture, New and Old Testament, is good for doctrine, reproofing, correcting, and instructing each other in love. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
Jesus Christ
We believe Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and is the Savior of men. Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world, was buried and rose from the grave and is seated with the Heavenly Father. (Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26 ; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 Corinthians 6:14; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
We believe Salvation is a gift given through grace that cannot be earned or bought. Salvation requires verbal confession that Jesus is Lord, and belief in your heart that God raised him from the dead in order to be saved. Once you confess and believe you are sealed by the Holy Spirit and your salvation cannot be lost.(Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26 ; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 Corinthians 6:14; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)

Our Pillars

Growing In Christ
Increase in your knowledge of Christ, your love for Him, and obedience to Him.
  • Accept Christ
  • Complete New Disciples Class
  • Consistently attend Sunday Worship Services
  • Consistently attend Thirsty Thursdays Bible Study
  • Attend Baptism class (if applicable)
  • Complete at least (2) Life Enrichment Classes
Be faithful over what you have by giving a tithe, offering, and your best sacrificial gift. This also includes giving of your time and talents by actively participating in ministry.
  • Invest in giving financially to the ministry and mortgage at DC3
  • Tithe 10% or more of income Sacrifice your time to help in an outreach ministry or community
Loving Ours
Put into action love and respect for yourself, others, and God.
  • Intentionally pray for others (personally & collectively)
  • Invite friends and family to attend church
  • Do an act of kindness without expecting the person to return the favor
Actively pursue knowledge and understanding of God’s word
  • Take the spiritual gifts assessment
  • Attend the Men/Women’s Bible Study
  • Participate in Life Enrichment Classes
  • Read and study the word of God
  • Consistently attend Disciple Development
Seek out ways to serve others, the church, and the community with your spiritual gifts in love, peace, and unity.
  • Consistently serve as a Disciple On Duty in a DC3 Community
  • Serve in a least (1) community-wide event (Church Anniversary, Vacation Bible School, Conferences, etc.)
  • Participate in at least (4) Outreach opportunities in the community
Discipling Others
Mentor and build one another up by following the ways and habits of Christ in your daily life.
  • Be willing and prepared to give a reason for your faith when asked
  • Help others identify their spiritual gifts and become involved in service
  • Share a personal testimony with a non-believer