Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth is where you and your family can find joyful fellowship.
Visiting churches in Fort Worth TX trying to find the perfect fit for you and your family can be a challenge. At Wedgwood Baptist Church, we are committed to providing our members with contagious passion, joyful relationships, healing grace, and wholehearted dedication to Christ. We welcome new attendees and look forward to seeing you at one of our services soon! If you decide to join Wedgwood, you will find that there are exciting activities for people of all ages. We offer women’s organizations, men’s groups, singles groups, marriage ministry, and plenty of youth programming. We make it easy to get involved and form new, lasting friendships with other believers. We hope we will be the next Fort Worth church you and your family decide to try. 5522 Whitman Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76063. Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth
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Our goal is that everyone at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth is Experiencing Christ Together to Transform Our World.
We accomplish this by providing everyone opportunities through:
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We value Contagious Passion…”Meet Christ”
Our goal at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth is that you would experience the contagious passion, presence & power of Christ Jesus.
Sunday AM services - held each Sunday at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth at 9 AM and 10:35 AM – A “blend” of contemporary and traditional style of music with life-changing exposition of the Bible.
Sunday PM prayer meeting - Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth meets each Sunday at 6 PM to focus on seeking The Lord as a church. Prayer-focused worship is combined with actively seeking Christ for enjoyable, sustainable, powerful prayer that refreshes and restores.
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We value Joyful Relationships…”Make Friends”
Our goal at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth is that you will make joyful, lasting relationships with friends you can count on.
Welcome! You will be welcomed at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth all the way from the front doors, to your time with us, and afterwards by a follow up email or call from our Pastor, ministerial staff and deacons.
Sunday School - Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth has groups from babies to Senior adults that meet at 9:00 AM and 10:35 AM for Bible study and fellowship. This is a huge opportunity to connect with others.
Gender Ministries - Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth has women’s and men’s ministries which provide opportunities to connect with others via small group bible studies, annual conferences and quarterly breakfasts.
Singles Ministries – Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth wants singles to know they are compete in Christ as singles. We have Singles Life Groups, fellowship opportunities and service opportunities for single adults ages 20-something to 50-something.
Wednesday meal - fellowship meal is served every Wednesday at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in our Community Life Center (CLC or gym). We offer a full meal and salad bar. Cost for the meal which includes salad bar is: ages 17+ – $3.50, ages 10-16 – $2.00, under age 10 – $1.00, salad bar only – $2.00, hotdog and chips – $1.00. There’s a $12.00 “cap” for families.
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We value Healing Grace…”Make Progress”
Our goal at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth is that you get the healing grace needed to make progress in your life.
Counseling & Community are ministries that provide a wide range of support from licensed professional counseling to support groups, benevolence care and marriage/relationship enrichment.
Discipleship provides opportunities to deepen relationships, practice spiritual disciplines, and participate in ministry.
- Children’s Nehemiah Kids (NK) and Leaders in Training (LIT) is a discipleship program for 1st-6th graders which teaches the spiritual disciplines of Christ lordship, prayer, personal Bible study, applying God’s word, evangelism and utilizing their gifts in ministry. These ministries meet each Wednesday at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth at 6:00 PM.
- Student Discipleship helps students 7th – 12th grade experience relationship-based small group discipleship. Students meet at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth at 6:00 PM for “Breakaway” worship services, then at 7:00 PM for small group discipleship.
- Adult Life Apps are topical-based classes that cover a wide range of practical Christian living. The classes focus on “connecting life to the Lord and His Word.” Classes meet on Sunday afternoons at Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth and Wednesday evenings during the fall and spring semesters.
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We value Wholehearted Dedication…”Make a Difference”
Our goal is that you wholeheartedly dedicate your gifts to make a difference now and forever.
Membership - Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth has a church membership process designed not only to tell you about Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth, but also provides personal help by our ministerial staff to connect you in relationship and ministry.
Ministries - Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth has a lot going on and has many opportunities to serve. Opportunities include everything from greeting, to ministering in apartment complexes, to leading Bible studies, leading groups, and serving on Committees,
Missions - Wedgwood Baptist Church Fort Worth has active partnerships with mission endeavors in South America, Wales, and Africa. But we also have mission opportunities in our community through partnerships with area elementary schools via our Good News Clubs, Kids Hope USA and Read-to-Win. We also have very active ministries in local apartment complexes.
My life before Christ was only 8 years, but for me my walk with the Lord flourished after the events of September 11th, 2001. I was a freshman in college and after waking up and going to the communal TV room I was confronted for the first time in my life with seeing death. I was saved when I was 8, but only now did I comprehend that people were dying and either going to heaven or to hell. I asked myself what I was doing for God to make a difference for the Kingdom.
After a time of seeking the Lord, I decided to be a minister to share the Gospel with a world that needed Jesus. After making this choice my life would never be the same. I switched colleges, moved states, and eventually enrolled in Seminary. During those years God developed a burden in my heart for singles ministry and seeing single adults valued and participating in the local church.
Now, several years later, I find myself serving as the Minister to Single Adults and Connections Minister at Wedgwood doing what God has called me to do and using technology for the Kingdom. Before my intentional walk with God, I was going to be a mechanical engineer working on solving problems. After God changed my life, I serve Him and let Him be the engineer of my life and daily give Him my problems for He is the one who can truly solve them.
I was brought up in a Christian home with a mom and dad that were at church every time the doors were open. My dad was a deacon and my mom taught preschoolers ages 4 and 5. I helped her with her classes and loved it. The church, Wichita Street Baptist Church was pretty small, about 300 in attendance. In the 4th grade we moved to Everman and changed to First Baptist Church in Everman.Wedgwood Baptist Church
My parents were the main example I had in my life that drew me to Christ. Their dedication to church was also a huge factor, worshiping with my family each week. The worship time also a huge factor in drawing me to Christ, listening to the words of many hymns that we sang each week. It seems like more and more children are coming to Christ at much earlier ages but when I was growing up it was not as prevalent.
My friends in my Sunday School class were all beginning to make decisions for Christ and we always attended the revival services usually twice a year. I also attended Children's Camp each summer starting about 2nd grade. Being a part of all these wonderful activities and having Christian parents at home and involved in church with me gave me the desire to invite Christ in my heart and ask Him to be Lord.
I came to know Christ in the 6th grade at 11 years old. I was so excited to go and tell my teacher at school, I knew he was a Christian and would be excited also. We were singing "The Nail-Scarred Hand" hymn in worship service and God called me to accept Jesus as my Savior. There was little counseling done at my church, but I know without a doubt that I accepted Christ and was baptized a few weeks later. God used my parents, my pastor, youth pastor, camps, and retreats, personal quiet times and journaling to help me grow in my Christian faith. When I became a student in the youth group I was involved in a discipleship small group bible study where I learned so much about what it meant to follow Christ and began learning how to memorize scripture. I submitted to His Lordship as a young youth member and was always looking for ways to help me grow through books and special speakers, revivals, and personal time spent in God's word.
I truly wanted to grow and find out more about what it meant to have Jesus as my Savior and my Lord. I asked my parents, my pastor and youth pastor questions. God showed me what "faith" is, believing something and in someone who we cannot see or touch, but understanding He is there all the time, every moment of our lives.
When I graduated from high school, my parents encouraged my sister and me to go to a church where there would be a good group of Christian college students to be a part of.
I knew I wanted a husband who was a Christian and would be a spiritual leader in our home. God honored that desire and gave me a wonderful Christian man, Gary, who has been a spiritual leader in our home from the very beginning. We have 2 beautiful Christian young ladies that God blessed us with and they are now in college. We both had the desire to serve in our church in ways God would have us to. Gary serves as a Deacon and is a Sunday School teacher in the student ministry where God has given him several young men to disciple through the years.
I have always desired to serve with young children and elementary age children. I have had the honor of serving in preschool and elementary Sunday School leadership as well as in Discovery School, our Wedgwood Baptist Church weekday program. God called me out of my comfort zone to direct Discovery School for a few years and then moved me even further out of my comfort zone to be the Preschool Ministry Director at Wedgwood Baptist Church. God has called me to serve as a leader and it is such a joy to serve as a staff member at Wedgwood Baptist Church, and to have the chance to make a difference in the lives of young children and their parents as they bring up their children in Christian homes. I continue to grow in my faith every day and learn more about what it means to be a follower of Christ in our daily lives.
I came to Christ as a ten-year-old kid growing up in a family struggling with the effects of alcohol addiction. I was convicted under the fiery preaching of a young pastor. He counseled me in the way of salvation in his office and I gave all of me that I knew to give as a ten-year-old. Had a wonderful “honeymoon period” for about six months, but my family was unsure about God, church and things spiritual and started on a journey that ended up at a Unitarian Universalist Church. I didn't know which way was up, so I ditched the whole thing and my friends became my "church." I was into the party scene as a teenager. However, a beautiful young lady invited me to the Military Ball at our High School and my life changed. She was "one of those" church girls that my friends warned me about. Sure enough, she invited me to church. I eventually went and realized that, while I had "left" Christ, He never left me. I committed my life back to the Lord in my early 20's and married this "church girl." We've been on an amazing journey of growing in Christ and following Him. Two verses of scripture have set the course for my life: Matthew 22:36-40 "You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, and mind..." Matthew 16:24-27 "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny Himself, take up His cross and follow Me."
Insecure > Grew > Assured
Although I've known and believed in the existence of God (for my father and grandfather where both pastors for a time) and knew about and accepted Jesus during a mission trip to Hawaii in 1986 when I was 16 years old, I did not pay attention to what God wanted for my life.
When God sent me Amy (my wife), there was a time in our relationship that we did not attend church regularly. It wasn't until I began working for Wedgwood that my family became involved regularly and I began to really grow in my relationship with Christ! And after blessing us with two children, after a three year period of trying to get pregnant, did God really begin to grow me and allow us to adopt a third, really stretching my understanding of love toward others!
Now, God has used and allowed not only my family, but other blessings such as friends, my present job and football officiating to break through my insecurities and lead me toward assurance. For I know He will be ever-present with me, just as He's always been, guiding, disciplining, directing and leading! Thank you Lord, Amen!
When I was 10 years old, the church where we attended held its annual spring revival meetings. I had been to Sunday School and church my entire childhood and to VBS most every year that I remember. During the service, I felt that I was missing something in my life and as the visiting preacher spoke, I realized that I needed a relationship with Jesus. I was baptized and after making this decision, I felt so full and could not contain my joy, wanting to let everyone know that I asked Jesus into my heart.
There was a time when I strayed from the church in my late teens, but I was so guilty and longing for Him. It was when I met my husband, Bill, which we both decided that life was not right without Jesus in our lives, our marriage and our home. We have been involved in the body of Christ ever since and love to serve. Our faith is what gets us through each day as we walk with Him or He carries us. He is all we need!
I was raised in a staunchly, fundamental Christian home in Michigan, so I gave my life to Christ as a 6 ½ year old. I didn’t understand it all-still don’t—but I gave all of me I knew to all of God I understood. Unfortunately, having come to Christ by grace, I tried to walk with Him by works. I volunteered for “The Performance Track,” hoping to impress God, myself and others. Being possessed of a good bit of grade A, Government inspected flesh; I did all right for a while. I did well in sports, was a good student and in church at least three times a week. In my effort to excel I “surrendered” to the call to be a Pastor and went off to a Christian College and Seminary; then grad school at Michigan State, all the while trying to perform for God’s approval. Through years of the breaking process, I have come to realize I don’t need to earn God’s smile of approval: I already have it! And nothing I can say or do will cause Him to love me any more or less than He does right now! Colossians 2:6 says, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” Saved by grace; kept by grace; growing in grace; completed by grace…all of grace.
I grew up in a Christian home, my parents were active in church and we were pretty much there every time the doors opened. I walked the aisle when I was 10 years old because a friend of mine did. Way back then, they just didn't do decision counseling like we do now. So, I was one of those that fell through the cracks for a number of years. After I got married, I stopped going to church and did not start back until one day, when Heather came home from a church preschool and we were talking about her day and what she had learned, that I realized that I was the one who needed to be teaching her about God…about His Son. We started attending a small Baptist church in Arlington Heights, and after about a year or two, I became the church secretary.
I was involved in EVERYTHING, choir, Baptist Young Women, taught Children's Sunday School and Preschool Choir, coordinated Wednesday night dinners, taught in VBS–well, it was a little church. But, then the Holy Spirit began convicting me that I was not saved and the more convicted I became, the harder I worked!!! Finally, on a Thursday night when I was 27 years old, kneeling beside my bed, I asked Jesus to save me. I could not wait for Sunday to come so I could make it public–don't know what the pastor preached on, didn't care, just waited for the invitation. I have some times that I wonder — about me — but then I can go back to that night and I know that I know!
My testimony sounds like many other people’s testimony. I met the Lord at the age of 9, but I had no clue how to walk with Him daily until I was 17. At that time I got involved with a body of believers that didn’t just “go to church”, but truly worshiped the Savior. God surrounded me with people that helped me see clearly the calling on my life, and the direction God was to take me in order to build His kingdom. My life verse is Philippians 3:10. The first five words sum up the desire of my heart… “that I may know Him.” A phrase I use often is “a song is just a song, and a style is just a style, but to sit at the feet of Jesus in His presence is everything.” Sometimes we have to be a Martha running around doing things, but Mary chose the best. My testimony is simply that He truly is my life.
I first came to understand my condition as a sinner before God when as a 9-year-old bus kid. I began attending the First Baptist Church of Webster, Texas on a Sunday morning in the summer of 1970. I went forward at the invitation and told the pastor that I wanted to know how I could be “saved.” I was told about the original sin of Adam and Eve and that I carried this habit to sin in me that only the blood of Jesus could change. As I struggled to understand over the next several years God’s plan for my life, by my senior year of High School, I had come to an exhausting conclusion as far as my spiritual life was concerned. Christ was not the Lord of my life. This reality caught the attention of an old friend who had been praying for an opportunity to invite me to an exciting Friday night Bible study led by other transformed youth where for the next several weeks and months I went on a sort of spiritual journey. Convicted by my own rebellious life, I renewed my commitment to Christ on February 2, 1979. After my freshman year of college, I began to sense that God was calling me into full-time ministry and in the Fall of 1984 I came to Fort Worth to begin my studies Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I joined Wedgwood Baptist Church and started working with the homeless primarily helping men off the streets and into productive lives through discipleship and life skills training. Since then, God has opened many doors of ministry for the Counseling and Community Ministry here at Wedgwood Baptist Church, bringing Christ’s hope and compassion to His mission here in SW Fort Worth.