Churches have always been an integral part of the community spirit that thrives in DeSoto. DeSoto’s first church, built in 1891, was a “community” church. Union Church was shared by Baptists, the Church of Christ, Methodists and Presbyterians until each was able to construct their own building.

Today, more than 250 churches make their home in DeSoto. The community still boasts an impressive variety of denominations for anyone looking for a place to worship. Less than 15 minutes away are mega churches, such as Inspiring Body of Christ Church, Friendship-West Baptist Church and The Potter’s House.

Church members are active in all aspects of the community – from festivals to charity events. Congregations also offer programs for all ages, including youth and teen activities, marriage enrichment classes, Vacation Bible School and seminars.