Whole Word Fellowship exists to introduce people to Jesus and train mature Christians to love and serve Him forever.
We affirm the reality of the virgin birth and the atoning, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We offer people a chance to apprehend the fullness of the eternal victory that Jesus gave us at the Cross. We constantly pray that the Lord will have free reign in every service we host.
In the Amplified Bible, Psalm 110:3 says of the LORD, “Your people will offer themselves willingly in the day of Your power.” This speaks of a chosen people who will consecrate themselves fully to God in the last days. We believe that this bridal company of people is now being prepared to function in what the Bible calls “the day of His power.” If you are searching to know God or looking for a deeper relationship with Jesus and His Holy Spirit, Whole Word may be what you are looking for. Please make plans to visit one of our services, conferences or special events soon.
- Abiding presence of God
- Baptism of the Holy Spirit
- Intergenerational worship
- Preaching of the Gospel of salvation
- Biblical teaching
- Equipping for ministry
- Signs, wonders, miracles
- Prayer and intercession
- Love for the Jewish people and Israel
A Brief History
Stockholm, Sweden: Evangelist Robert Thom of South Africa prophesied that Pastor Topping was to have a Radio Ministry in the DC area and a check for $200 would be given to begin the ministry. This was fulfilled within 40 hours of Pastor Topping’s return to DC.
In 1966 the Radio Ministry, “The Whole Word for The Whole Man”, began.
April 15, 1967 Robert Thom prophesied a “word” that “Pastor Topping should stay in the Presbyterian Church 6 months, then start a church.” WWF started 6 months and one week to that day.
“This Is My Lighthouse to the World”
March 12, 1972
“This is My lighthouse to the world. I have called and chosen you for My purposes. Thou shalt be My emissaries to far off places. Yea, the far corners of the world shall know of the works wrought here in this place, saith the Lord.”
“Many more here present now will be sent forth as My missionaries. No place is too far for Me to reach. No person is too isolated that My saving Grace will not rescue. The farthest corners and the most remote places shall be canvassed. This is My lighthouse to the world.
Important Dates In Our History
Pastor J.R. Topping establishes WWF/CNV
October 16, 1967
First CNV service held
October 22, 1967
Dedication service for Retreat Center
March 29, 1970
Whole Word Theological Seminary started
August 31, 1976
Main Sanctuary and Education Wing dedicated
December 23, 1979
Don Friedly becomes Sr. Pastor
April 1, 1989
Pitts Evans returned to WWF/CNV as Assistant Pastor
July 1, 2001
Pitts Evans installed as Sr. Pastor
April 24, 2004
Incorporated the Church as “Whole Word Fellowship”
September 29, 2014
Joined OneFocus Network of Churches
July 1, 2017
Congregations of WWF and NOVAHOP blended into one family
September 24, 2017