Forestwood Baptist Church was founded as a mission in 1982 at the cafeteria of Aikin Elementary School in Roman Forest and was constituted as a church at a special service in October 1982. Our building, constructed by many of the members was completed and a witness stone was set December 7, 1986. The Lord continues to bless the efforts of His church as we fulfill the responsibilities of a New Testament Church.
As a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) church and a member of Southern Baptist of Texas Convention (SBTC), Forestwood has a tradition of preaching/teaching God’s Word with a heart for reaching the lost.
Many people have served in important roles in the history of Forestwood, including those who fill the pews each Sunday and on Wednesday night, and particularly those who serve quietly in the background. The importance of any person cannot be diminished, because without each of them the church would not be complete. They have said... "As for me, and my house, we will serve the Lord."
As a church that is built on the Bible, we believe in:
We recognize that there is one and only one living and true God, who exists in three persons — Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit — but without division of nature, essence, or being. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1; John 1:14)
Authority of Scripture
We value Bible-centered preaching and teaching as the foundation for all that we do.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We will seek to praise and worship Him passionately—as individuals, as families, and as a local church. (John 4:23-24)
We will intentionally seek to set aside specific times for private, family and corporate prayer.
(Matthew 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
We encourage lifelong commitments to marriage between one man and one woman; we support the ongoing spiritual nurture of the family; and, we are committed to honoring the priority of family time through our ministries and activities.
(Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4)
We will actively pursue personal, family, and staff relationships characterized by integrity, mutual accountability, mutual serving, mutual encouragement, and mutual honoring.
(Romans 12:10; 1 John 4:7-11)
We will provide opportunities for every believer to develop a Christian worldview and thus engage the culture wherein he lives, works, and interacts.
(Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 1:28)
Every Member Ministry
We will develop lay leaders who will function effectively in their respective roles of service and, in turn, train and mentor other believers for ministry.
We will endeavor to share the message of salvation with all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status in our local community and throughout the world.
(Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20)
We encourage every member to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship that recognizes God’s ownership of everything and to practice the biblical principle of tithing (giving at least one-tenth of one’s income) to support the work of the church