MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
We have been greatly blessed by David Wood Ministries through their engagement with us on a stewardship/capital giving campaign. Â We have truly seen the Beginning of Miracles happen in regards to our debt reduction initiative. Â The folks from DWM were professional, encouraging and responsive. They learned and understood the unique characteristics of our church and worked effectively within that context.
The response from our church family was far beyond what we had experienced in previous "in-house" campaigns. Â We saw a three-year commitment of $360,000. Â Now, at two years into the program, our actual giving is significantly ahead of the projected committed funds. Â In the same period our general offerings and missions giving have increased! Praise the Lord!
We look forward to our next phase of expansion and the opportunity to work with DWM again.
~ Pastor T. Kevan Bartlett
TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH
I am writing on behalf of the staff and members of Temple Baptist Church.Â Your company did a wonderful job in guiding us through our capital fundraising campaign Faith in Action.Â Your professional and carefully documented approach made the entire process straightforward and successful.
During the Faith in Action program we were able to raise a substantial amount of money ($898,930) towards the purchase of land and expansion of our facilities.Â Our weekly tithes increased by 32% which outpaced our new member growth numbers.
Due to the overwhelming success, we started a 2nd campaign called the Beginning of Miracles.Â We will conclude the program the end of 2017 and we have paid off about $280K in debt, paved 2 of our 3 parking lots and remodeled and expanded our student building.Â By the end, we will be able to pave the last parking lot and pay off $380K of debt.
We highly recommend David Wood Ministries capital funding programs.Â We know beyond a doubt that the clear blessing of the Lord, along with your insightful and experienced supervision is the reason for our success!
~ Pastor Malcolm Carter, II, Lead Pastor
~ Dustin Phillips, Executive Pastor
MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
In October 2011, I was called by God to this church.Â They had a vision for several years to build a multipurpose building but had not been able to get things started.Â Being a young pastor and knowing nothing, I had no idea what to do.Â It was shortly after I became pastor that I met David Wood and he introduced me to Faith in Action.
In 2012, we began our first campaign, and we were able to pay off an existing loan and begin the planning process of our new building.Â In 2015 we began our second campaign, and as of today's date we have a new building that is used by both the church and school for the glory of God.
But, not only did this campaign allow us to build, and continue to pay for a new building, it changed other areas of the church as well.Â Our attendance has increased about 25%, our budget offerings went from $246,000/yr in 2011 to $439,000/yr in 2016, our missionâ€™s budget went from $47,000 in 2011 to $66,000 in 2016 and to date we had had $405,000 in Faith in Action receipts.
I am thankful that God put me in the pathway of Dr. David Wood.Â He has become a dear friend of mine and through his guidance and the help of our Lord, our church has grown for the glory of God.Â I would highly recommend this program for any church that is considering a building program.
~ Pastor Marvin Mills
New Life Baptist Church
Hope Mills, NC
"Faith In Action brought our people together and gave us the same heartbeat for the work of God. The daily devotions were a blessing, and sometimes I preached one of the devotions to encourage my own heart and our people's hearts. Thank you for letting us know about the Faith In Action program.
We raised more than our goal, and we are seeing others give as the days go by. We will be presenting the Faith In Action program to our Christian School parents this week. We are praying we will reach $100,000 to help us with our new school building expense."
~ Ed.Â Wilson, Sr., Pastor