2019 © Woodlawn Baptist Church. All Rights Reserved • 5001 Church Road • Bowie, MD 20720 • 301.464.0433 Pastor: William Tyson • Founder: Dr. Ron Fenwick
ESPAÑOL

ABOUT

OUR DOCTRICAL POSITION

STAFF

1.   We   believe   in   the   divine   inspiration   and   authority   of   the   Scriptures.   By   this   is   meant   a   miraculous   guidance   of   the   Holy   Spirit   in   their   original   writing, extending   to   all   parts   of   the   Scriptures   equally,   applying   even   to   the   choice   of   words,   so   that   the   result   is   the   very   Word   of   God,   the   only   infallible   rule of   faith   and   practice.   Moreover,   it   is   our   conviction   that   God   has   exercised   such   singular   care   and   providence   through   the   ages   in   preserving   the written   Word,   that   the   Scriptures   as   we   now   have   them   are   in   every   essential   particular   as   originally   given   and   contain   all   things   necessary   to salvation. 2.   We   believe   in   one   God   revealed   as   eternally   existing   in   three   equal   persons,   the   Father,   the   Son   and   the   Holy   Spirit.   We   believe   in   the   deity   of   the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Spirit as a divine Person, a personality distinct from the Father and the Son. 3.   We   believe   that   God   created   an   innumerable   host   of   angels,   some   of   whom   followed   the   lead   of   Lucifer,   now   called   Satan,   in   rebelling   against   God, thereby   bringing   sin   into   the   universe.   We   believe   in   Satan's   complete   defeat   by   the   Lord   Jesus   Christ   through   His   precious   shed   blood   on   the   cross and His glorious resurrection from the grave. 4.   We   believe   that   man   was   created   in   the   image   of   God,   that   he   sinned   and   thereby   incurred   not   only   physical   death   but   also   that   spiritual   death which   is   separation   from   God;   and   that   all   human   beings   are   born   with   a   sinful   nature   and,   in   the   case   of   those   who   reach   moral   responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed. And with such a nature, they are incapable of producing anything acceptable to God. 5.   We   believe   that   Jesus   Christ   was   begotten   of   the   Holy   Spirit,   and   born   of   the   Virgin   Mary,   and   is   true   God   and   true   man.   We   believe   that   He   died   for the   sins   of   men   as   representative   and   substitutionary   sacrifice   and   that   His   death   was   a   sufficient   expiation   for   the   guilt   of   all   men.   We   believe   in   the resurrection   of   the   crucified   body   of   our   Lord,   in   His   ascension   into   heaven   and   in   His   present   life   there   for   us   as   High   Priest   and   Advocate.   We believe that Jesus is coming again to gather His faithful followers into the place He has prepared for them. 6.   We   believe   that   men   are   justified   by   grace   through   faith,   on   the   ground   of   the   shed   blood   of   Christ,   and   that   all   who   receive   the   Lord   Jesus   Christ   as Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit. 7. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost. 8.   We   believe   that   it   is   the   supreme   responsibility   of   believers   to   testify   to   the   saving   power   of   Christ's   gospel,   both   personally   and   by   supporting missions, at home and to the uttermost part of the earth. 9.   We   believe   that   it   is   the   duty   of   each   believer   to   live   a   holy   life   unto   God,   keeping   himself   unspotted   from   the   world,   and   that   it   is   God's   intention that   this   shall   be   accomplished   in   the   believer's   life   by   his   constant   dependence   on   the   divine   enablement   of   the   indwelling   Holy   Spirit.   We   believe that   this   experience   of   deliverance   from   sin   and   empowerment   for   service   is   designated   in   the   Scriptures   as   the   filling   with   the   Spirit   rather   than   His baptism.   Thus   the   baptism   with   the   Spirit   is   not   an   experience   to   be   sought   subsequent   to   regeneration,   but   is   already   an   accomplished   fact   once born again. 10.   We   believe   that   God   in   the   Scriptures   has   progressively   revealed   Himself   through   successive   ages,   during   each   of   which   man   has   been   tested   in respect   of   obedience   to   specific   revelation   of   the   will   of   God;   and   we   believe   further   that   this   dispensational   viewpoint   provides   the   key   to   the   correct interpretation   of   the   plan   and   purpose   of   God   in   the   world,   past,   present   and   future,   as   it   relates   to   the   Church,   to   Israel   and   to   the   nations.   We   believe in   the   actual   offering   of   a   kingdom   to   the   Jews   by   Christ   at   His   first   coming,   and   His   postponement   thereof   as   a   result   of   the   rejection   by   the   nation of Israel. We believe that Israel, as well as the Church and nations, is included in the future aspect of God's program. 11.   We   believe   that   the   Church   of   Jesus   Christ:   (A)   Had   its   historical   beginning   at   Pentecost;   is   composed   solely   of   believers;   is   the   Body   and   Bride   of our   Lord;   is   distinct   from   Israel;   and   that   it   will   be   completed   as   the   Gospel   is   made   known   to   the   entire   world.   (B)   The   primary   usage   of   the   term "church"   refers   to   a   local   assembly   of   believers,   congregating   and   structured   to   carry   out   the   Great   Commision   of   evangelism,   baptism,   and discipleship   of   converts.   The   local   church   is   led   by   a   Pastor,   elected   byits   members.   Requirements   for   membership   in   the   local   church   are   professed faith in Jesus Christ alone as Saviour, believers baptism by emersion, and a life in pursuit of the directives laid down in the New Testament.   12.   We   believe   that   at   any   moment   the   Rapture   of   the   saved   may   occur,   when   "the   Lord   Himself   shall   descend   from   heaven"   to   catch   up   His   people   to meet Him "in the air" and deliver them from the period of judgment on earth designated in Scripture as the 70th Week of Daniel. 13.   We   believe   in   the   personal,   bodily   and   pre-millenial   return   of   our   Lord   Jesus   Christ   after   the   70th   week   of   Daniel.   He   will   then   setup   His   kingdom upon the earth for His thousand year reign, after which He will deliver the kingdom to the Father, that the Godhead may be all in all.
“Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17
The following is a statement of what Woodlawn Baptist Church believes. This is what the world's most respected Bible scholars understand to be God's desire for His children to know and understand about Him. It does not water down the Word, it makes no compromises.  It is not the easy path, it is not politically correct, it is not tolerant of that which God despises. It is simply a deliberate attempt to follow the clearest possible, common-sense interpretation of God's Word, the Holy Bible.  
Dan Beeman • Mike Hembree • Bob Ritchey Sr. • Bill Stratton • Nikema Tripp
 
Bill Stratton
Shank Sagar
DEACONS
SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
BUS DIRECTOR
FOUNDER
PASTORAL STAFF
Dr. Ron Fenwick, Founder Dr. Ron Fenwick graduated from Washington Bible College and received his doctorate  from Oklahoma Baptist College.  Dr. Fenwick was the pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church  since 1975 until September 9, 2008, when he went Home to Heaven.  Our beloved pastor is now with the Lord, for Whom he lived and to Whom he so faithfully served!! 
William Tyson, Pastor Pastor William Tyson was introduced to WBC by riding on the "Blue Bus", and he accepted Christ in his Junior Boys class. Pastor Tyson, put himself through Christian school by working numerous odd jobs. After graduating high school, he continued to work his way through Christian college at Chesapeake Bible College where he graduated in 2002. Under the direction and council of his pastor, Dr. Ron Fenwick, Pastor Tyson chose to serve the Lord at WBC until the Lord opened a definite path of direction. After the tragic death of Pastor Fenwick on Sept. 9, 2008, Pastor Tyson was chosen by the Deacon Board and was voted in as Pastor by the congregation. Pastor Tyson has a love for souls, a love for the Bible, a love for the Bus Ministry, a love for missions, and a determined drive for growth of God's work through soul-winning, family values and morals and a great Christian character that compliments all his leadership qualities.
Tom Fenwick, Youth Pastor Tom Fenwick is carrying on in the same hard preaching, compassionate style as his late father, Dr. Ron Fenwick. He is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical university. He has a drive to reach the lost of all ages, but especially children and teens before Satan has a chance to sift them as wheat.
Steve Campbell
MISSIONS DIRECTOR
Nikema Tripp, Assistant Pastor Nikema ‘Tut’ Trip was ordinated as the Assistant Pastor on July 29, 2018.  Tut serves as deacon and bus captain and now the fourth Assistant Pastor to serve at Woodlawn Baptist Church.  He has a heart for God, passion for souls and love for the ministry.
2019 © Woodlawn Baptist Church. All Rights Reserved • 5001 Church Road • Bowie, MD 20720 • 301.464.0433 Pastor: William Tyson • Founder: Dr. Ron Fenwick
ESPAÑOL

ABOUT

OUR DOCTRICAL POSITION

STAFF

1.   We   believe   in   the   divine   inspiration   and   authority of   the   Scriptures.   By   this   is   meant   a   miraculous guidance   of   the   Holy   Spirit   in   their   original   writing, extending    to    all    parts    of    the    Scriptures    equally, applying   even   to   the   choice   of   words,   so   that   the result   is   the   very   Word   of   God,   the   only   infallible rule    of    faith    and    practice.    Moreover,    it    is    our conviction   that   God   has   exercised   such   singular care      and      providence      through      the      ages      in preserving   the   written   Word,   that   the   Scriptures   as we   now   have   them   are   in   every   essential   particular as   originally   given   and   contain   all   things   necessary to salvation. 2.    We    believe    in    one    God    revealed    as    eternally existing   in   three   equal   persons,   the   Father,   the   Son and   the   Holy   Spirit.   We   believe   in   the   deity   of   the Lord   Jesus   Christ.   We   believe   in   the   Holy   Spirit   as a    divine    Person,    a    personality    distinct    from    the Father and the Son. 3.    We    believe    that    God    created    an    innumerable host   of   angels,   some   of   whom   followed   the   lead   of Lucifer,   now   called   Satan,   in   rebelling   against   God, thereby   bringing   sin   into   the   universe.   We   believe   in Satan's   complete   defeat   by   the   Lord   Jesus   Christ through   His   precious   shed   blood   on   the   cross   and His glorious resurrection from the grave. 4.   We   believe   that   man   was   created   in   the   image   of God,   that   he   sinned   and   thereby   incurred   not   only physical   death   but   also   that   spiritual   death   which is   separation   from   God;   and   that   all   human   beings are   born   with   a   sinful   nature   and,   in   the   case   of those    who    reach    moral    responsibility,    become sinners   in   thought,   word   and   deed.   And   with   such   a nature,   they   are   incapable   of   producing   anything acceptable to God. 5.   We   believe   that   Jesus   Christ   was   begotten   of the   Holy   Spirit,   and   born   of   the   Virgin   Mary,   and   is true   God   and   true   man.   We   believe   that   He   died   for the       sins       of       men       as       representative       and substitutionary   sacrifice   and   that   His   death   was   a sufficient    expiation    for    the    guilt    of    all    men.    We believe   in   the   resurrection   of   the   crucified   body   of our   Lord,   in   His   ascension   into   heaven   and   in   His present     life     there     for     us     as     High     Priest     and Advocate.   We   believe   that   Jesus   is   coming   again to   gather   His   faithful   followers   into   the   place   He has prepared for them. 6.    We    believe    that    men    are    justified    by    grace through   faith,   on   the   ground   of   the   shed   blood   of Christ,    and    that    all    who    receive    the    Lord    Jesus Christ as Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit. 7.   We   believe   in   the   bodily   resurrection   of   the   just and   the   unjust,   the   everlasting   blessedness   of   the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost. 8.   We   believe   that   it   is   the   supreme   responsibility of    believers    to    testify    to    the    saving    power    of Christ's   gospel,   both   personally   and   by   supporting missions,   at   home   and   to   the   uttermost   part   of   the earth. 9.   We   believe   that   it   is   the   duty   of   each   believer   to live   a   holy   life   unto   God,   keeping   himself   unspotted from   the   world,   and   that   it   is   God's   intention   that this   shall   be   accomplished   in   the   believer's   life   by his   constant   dependence   on   the   divine   enablement of   the   indwelling   Holy   Spirit.   We   believe   that   this experience       of       deliverance       from       sin       and empowerment    for    service    is    designated    in    the Scriptures   as   the   filling   with   the   Spirit   rather   than His   baptism. Thus   the   baptism   with   the   Spirit   is   not an     experience     to     be     sought     subsequent     to regeneration,   but   is   already   an   accomplished   fact once born again. 10.    We    believe    that    God    in    the    Scriptures    has progressively   revealed   Himself   through   successive ages,   during   each   of   which   man   has   been   tested   in respect   of   obedience   to   specific   revelation   of   the will    of    God;    and    we    believe    further    that    this dispensational   viewpoint   provides   the   key   to   the correct   interpretation   of   the   plan   and   purpose   of God   in   the   world,   past,   present   and   future,   as   it relates   to   the   Church,   to   Israel   and   to   the   nations. We   believe   in   the   actual   offering   of   a   kingdom   to the   Jews   by   Christ   at   His   first   coming,   and   His postponement   thereof   as   a   result   of   the   rejection by   the   nation   of   Israel.   We   believe   that   Israel,   as well   as   the   Church   and   nations,   is   included   in   the future aspect of God's program. 11.   We   believe   that   the   Church   of   Jesus   Christ:   (A) Had     its     historical     beginning     at     Pentecost;     is composed    solely    of    believers;    is    the    Body    and Bride   of   our   Lord;   is   distinct   from   Israel;   and   that   it will   be   completed   as   the   Gospel   is   made   known   to the   entire   world.   (B)   The   primary   usage   of   the   term "church"    refers    to    a    local    assembly    of    believers, congregating   and   structured   to   carry   out   the   Great Commision       of       evangelism,       baptism,       and discipleship   of   converts.   The   local   church   is   led   by a   Pastor,   elected   byits   members.   Requirements   for membership   in   the   local   church   are   professed   faith in   Jesus   Christ   alone   as   Saviour,   believers   baptism by   emersion,   and   a   life   in   pursuit   of   the   directives laid down in the New Testament.   12.   We   believe   that   at   any   moment   the   Rapture   of the   saved   may   occur,   when   "the   Lord   Himself   shall descend   from   heaven"   to   catch   up   His   people   to meet   Him   "in   the   air"   and   deliver   them   from   the period     of     judgment     on     earth     designated     in Scripture as the 70th Week of Daniel. 13.    We    believe    in    the    personal,    bodily    and    pre- millenial   return   of   our   Lord   Jesus   Christ   after   the 70th    week    of    Daniel.    He    will    then    setup    His kingdom    upon    the    earth    for    His    thousand    year reign,   after   which   He   will   deliver   the   kingdom   to   the Father, that the Godhead may be all in all.
“Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17
The following is a statement of what Woodlawn Baptist Church believes. This is what the world's most respected Bible scholars understand to be God's desire for His children to know and understand about Him. It does not water down the Word, it makes no compromises.  It is not the easy path, it is not politically correct, it is not tolerant of that which God despises. It is simply a deliberate attempt to follow the clearest possible, common-sense interpretation of God's Word, the Holy Bible.  
 • Dan Beeman • Mike Hembree • Bob Ritchey Sr. • Bill Stratton • Nikema Tripp  
Bill Stratton
Shank Sagar
DEACONS
SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
BUS DIRECTOR
FOUNDER
PASTORAL STAFF
Dr. Ron Fenwick, Founder Dr. Ron Fenwick graduated from Washington Bible College and received his doctorate  from Oklahoma Baptist College.  Dr. Fenwick was the pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church  since 1975 until September 9, 2008, when he went Home to Heaven.  Our beloved pastor is now with the Lord, for Whom he lived and to Whom he so faithfully served!! 
William Tyson, Pastor Pastor William Tyson was introduced to WBC by riding on the "Blue Bus", and he accepted Christ in his Junior Boys class. Pastor Tyson, put himself through Christian school by working numerous odd jobs. After graduating high school, he continued to work his way through Christian college at Chesapeake Bible College where he graduated in 2002. Under the direction and council of his pastor, Dr. Ron Fenwick, Pastor Tyson chose to serve the Lord at WBC until the Lord opened a definite path of direction. After the tragic death of Pastor Fenwick on Sept. 9, 2008, Pastor Tyson was chosen by the Deacon Board and was voted in as Pastor by the congregation. Pastor Tyson has a love for souls, a love for the Bible, a love for the Bus Ministry, a love for missions, and a determined drive for growth of God's work through soul-winning, family values and morals and a great Christian character that compliments all his leadership qualities.
Tom Fenwick, Youth Pastor Tom Fenwick is carrying on in the same hard preaching, compassionate style as his late father, Dr. Ron Fenwick. He is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical university. He has a drive to reach the lost of all ages, but especially children and teens before Satan has a chance to sift them as wheat.
Steve Campbell
MISSIONS DIRECTOR
Nikema Tripp, Assistant Pastor Nikema ‘Tut’ Trip was ordinated as the Assistant Pastor on July 29, 2018.  Tut serves as deacon and bus captain and now the fourth Assistant Pastor to serve at Woodlawn Baptist Church.  He has a heart for God, passion for souls and love for the ministry.
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