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We at First Baptist Church of Woodbridge are very glad that you are considering the possibility of visiting us and hope that your time with us will become invaluable to you. Here at First Baptist, we try to make sure the first thing you see when you walk through the doors is a smiling face ready to assist you and your family in whatever needs you may have.


When people are checking out a church, they deserve straight answers to important questions. We have tried to anticipate what a number of your questions may be regarding our church. Please do not hesitate to e-mail us if you have additional questions. .


Do you have a Nursery for my baby or preschooler? [TOP]

We have a wonderful staff of people who are here to serve you and provide wonderful care for your baby so that you may enjoy the service without distraction or diversion. Toys and equipment are disinfected on a weekly basis and your children are cared for by people who have a passion for babies. Childcare is provided for all worship services.


When should we arrive? [TOP]

Beginning at 7:45 a.m. and before each worship service we encourage you to stop by the information desk for additional information you may need as you discover that First Baptist of Woodbridge is a place where you can belong.


How big is your church? [TOP]
We are a multigenerational, multiethnic, racially mixed congregation which has approximately 1250 resident members including Hispanic and Korean members.


How old is your church? [TOP]
The First Baptist Church of Woodbridge began as the Occoquan Baptist Church in May 1876. Check out our church history page for more information.


When are your worship services? [TOP]
Sundays at 9:30am & *11:00am

  • *ASL church service available
  • Hispanic Service at 1:00pm
  • Childcare is available for all services.

What is the preaching and music like? [TOP]

Our 9:30 service is a traditional service with a choir, piano, organ, and orchestra. We sing hymns as well as praise songs. The 11:00 contemporary service is led by our Praise Team accompanied by a Praise Band. The same sermon subject is preached at both services.


What are the church office hours?[TOP]

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



What time is your Sunday School/Bible Study? [TOP]

Adult Bible Study begins at 8:00 AM. Bible study classes for all ages is offered at 9:30 and 11:00.


How do I get to First Baptist of Woodbridge? [TOP]

First Baptist is conveniently located on Minnieville Road between Prince William Parkway and Smoketown Road.  Click for map & directions...  


What should I wear to church? [TOP]

Anything you like. We're more concerned with meeting your real life needs than what you wear. Dress usually ranges from blue jeans to business suits and ties -all are welcome!


Will I be welcome at First Baptist? [TOP]

We welcome anyone, from any walk of life and in any stage of life to join our fellowship. Yes, that means you!!


Will I have to stand up in front of people? [TOP]

Guest are never called upon or pointed out, so don’t worry about being embarrassed. We understand what it is like to be in a new church! So while the people at First Baptist are genuinely interested in getting to know you and want to make you feel welcome, we will never call on you or embarrass you in any way. You can relax and enjoy meeting people at your own pace. Those parts of the service that you may not be familiar with are explained each Sunday morning, so you don’t need to be concerned about not knowing when to sit, pray, stand, or what to do next.


How do I contact the church? [TOP]

Phone – 703-730-9009

Fax – 703-730-9779

Mail – 13600 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193

Email –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


How do I become a member of FBCW? [TOP]

By Becoming a Christian through Profession of Faith and Baptism


Admit that you are a sinner and that you are willing to turn away from sin. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord." Acts 3:19

Believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose again from the dead. "...that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and He was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures."  I Corinthians 15:3-4

Confess your belief in Jesus Christ. The same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him. "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9  "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."  Romans 10:13


Model Prayer
"God, I now admit that I am a sinner. I believe that You sent Jesus, who died on the cross and rose from the dead paying the penalty for my sins. I am asking that You forgive me of my sin and I receive Your gift of eternal life. It is in Jesus' name that I ask for this gift. Amen."


Now that you have received Him as your personal Lord and Savior, you would then follow Him in Believer's Baptism. Our staff is available to tell you more during the Sunday invitation.


From Another Baptist Church

If you are a member of another Baptist congregation, you may transfer your membership to First Baptist Church of Woodbridge.


From Another Denomination

While denominational differences are many, there are only three requirements for membership at First Baptist -- 1. A Proper Subject, personal profession of salvation by grace through faith in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9); 2. A Proper Form, full immersion in the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19); 3. A Proper Meaning, according to God's Word in Romans 6:4.


The Invitation

At the conclusion of the Pastor's message, an invitation will be extended. Our Staff is available to pray with you and affirm your decision.


How do I get plugged in with a ministry? [TOP]

If you would like to volunteer:
In the Children’s Ministry, contact Beverly Hughes,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In the Student Ministry, contact Justin Kellough, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In the Music & Arts Ministry, contact Heather Seiber, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In the Adult Ministry, contact Erik Wilkins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What if I have a prayer request? [TOP]

There are a couple of convenient ways to get your Prayer Request to our Intercessory Team:

1. Go to our Prayer request page and enter your request.

2. Fill out the Prayer request on the "Welcome flap” in the Sunday bulletin.


Please keep us updated on your Prayer requests!


Who should I contact about being baptized? [TOP]

Congratulations on your decision to follow the Lord in baptism! Please contact Ray Bearden at 703-730-9009 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Who should I contact to have my child dedicated? [TOP]

The Sunday bulletin will announce the next parent/child dedication 2 or 3 weeks prior to the date. Or, just call the church office at 703-730-9009


Where will my children go during the service? [TOP]

Your children will love First Baptist Church of Woodbridge! Children birth through preK are invited to our state of the art Nursery. We provide fun, hands-on Bible lessons and activities every Sunday morning designed especially to help children Kindergarten and up learn the truths of the Bible. We also provide a safe, cozy nursery for infants through pre-school. Our children's ministry leaders are parents just like you who value every child and treat them with the utmost care and attention.


One of the greatest concerns of young parents in looking for a church is quality of childcare. We understand this concern and have done everything possible to calm your parental fears. We can promise a fun, loving environment that helps your children feel church is a happy place where they are loved.


What kind of church are you? [TOP]

First Baptist is Bible based, and Jesus is the central focus. We are affiliated with the Northstar Church Network which is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. We are thankful for the prayer and support we are receiving as we launch New Hope for God's glory.


Why do newcomers make First Baptist their church home? [TOP]

Based on their feedback, it is clear that newcomers experience First Baptist as a safe place to be.  Preaching and teaching are Biblical and balanced, leaders are not overbearing but committed to serve, children are well cared for, and everyone feels the openness, comfort and encouragement of a caring Christian fellowship. Most newcomers find that friends are easily made.


What events are going on? [TOP]

Check out the Calendar for the latest activities and opportunities to grow as a Follower of Jesus!


Do I have to be a Member to participate? [TOP]

At First Baptist of Woodbridge you do not have to be a member to participate in any area of worship or a Bible study group! We offer many events and opportunities to the community and encourage participation by all members and non-members. Membership is important though and we offer sessions that allow people interested in connecting with First Baptist in more significant ways to get plugged in. Start out with our “B” Series Classes. 


Still have questions? [TOP]

Feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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Sunday, June 26, 2016
Contact Address: 13600 Minnieville Road Woodbridge, VA 22193                         Phone: 703-730-9009
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