Chad and Cynthia have had the great priviledge of serving the Lord at Woodlawn Baptist Church , under Dr. Ron Fenwick, since 1997. Shortly after our conversion, we began working in the bus ministry. We learned about children's ministry and developed an unquenchable desire to serve God during those early years of ministry. Since then, we have served in the church's baseball ministry, teen ministry, printing ministry, dicipleship classes, and in the spanish church. In all of these ministries, God has allowed us to work with spanish-speaking people, and has burdened our heart for them. We have both worked in the church's Academy; and Chad taught a few years in the Bible Institute.
In 2003 Pastor, Dr. Ron Fenwick asked Chad to serve as his assistant. His primary responsibility as assistant pastor was daily door-to-door soul-winning and discilpling new converts. Since 2008, he has continued to serve at Woodlawn under Pastor Tyson. It was early in 2011 that God confirmed to Chad His calling into missions, specifically the Dominican Republic. God has given us many opportunities to serve in a variety of ministries to help prepare them to reach the people of the Dominican Republic.
There are several missionaries in the Dominican Republic. Most of the efforts being focused in or near the capital, Santo Domingo, or they are peppered throughout the countryside. During our survey trip we were able to get into some northern towns without ANY Bible-preaching church. As we talked to the people we saw their sensitivity to the Word of God and their openess to the Gospel. We feel led to break ground in the areas where the gospel is not being preached. The city of Santiago, in the north, has a little over a million and a half people in it with 3 or 4 bible-preaching churches at the most in the vacinity. From there and all points northwest, (as far as we know) there are no works going on. This is the area God has laid on our hearts.