Join us this Sunday

 Worship Service, 9:30 am or 11:00 am [Worship Center] 101 Ritchie Road  |  Waco TX 76712

You are invited to join a college community where students are growing through discipleship, and living faithfully in the context God has placed them.

Pick a starting point below.

Here’s What’s Going On Spring 2021

Looking for Community?
Our community groups are currently meeting.
Email one of our staff below to get plugged in. Or DM us on Instagram (@firstwoodwaycm)  

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Hangout, Bible Discussion, Worship

Will Bowden

Emily Sartor

Caleb Whitten

 Sunday Mornings


Join us at 9:45am in Room 318.
Grow community with us over coffee and donuts, as we pray together, discuss the Bible and make sense of our faith.

After College Hour is over, we all walk to the 11:00 service together.  Be a part of the family!

Freshman Retreat – date TBD

Community Groups
meet throughout the week Zoom.  There is around 12-25 students in each group.  Each group is led by two college students.  This is where everything happens for us.  We hope you join a group or even start one! The best way to attend a group is to shoot one of the leaders a text to let them know you are coming, and then show up.  If you want recommendations on a group or need help joining one, then email Will.

Group 1:
Christine Fischer (402) 301-8474
Micah Heimbuch (818) 879-3282

Group 2:
Daniel Villaflor (662) 664-2919
Courtney Lamm (254) 421-7268

Group 3:
Adrian Snyder (903) 918-1265
Raven Bright (254) 495-7372

Group 4:
Holden Frueh (281). 685-5125
Madeline Smyser (512) 771-8996

Group 5:
Ben Weppner (801) 678-9797

Devo is our Tuesday night worship and prayer gathering. It is a time, in the middle of the week, for us to gather, sing, rest, pray and talk about what God is doing in our lives.
We meet at 7:30 in room A200 at the church. Pause from your busy week and come take time to fill your soul in community.

Will Bowden (College Minister)
Will is currently working on his MDIV at George W. Truett Seminary and is the Associate Director of the Baptist Student Ministries at Baylor. He grew up in Yoakum, Tx, and then attended Texas A&M Corpus Christi where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. He and his wife (Carly) have two son, Patrick and Oliver. Will and Carly are passionate about discipleship, missions and hospitality. Will enjoys playing music with other people, partaking in activities with colleges students (disc golf, basketball, rugby, work-out, taco-runs, etc.), and he loves Oreos with milk.

Caleb Whitten (College Associate)
Caleb is currently a senior Religion major at Baylor University. He’s from McKinney, TX, where his appreciation of Dr. Pepper and Mario Kart was born (an appreciation that has flourished in college). Caleb loves a good pun, reading thought provoking books, and movie marathons. He is passionate about all things ministry, and looks forward to what God could be calling him into after graduation.

Emily Sartor (College Intern)
Emily is a junior Public Health major at Baylor University. She is from a suburb of Houston, Texas but is a city gal at heart. Emily is an avid plant collector and dog mom. She is passionate about relationship based ministry, aiming to help connect people who feel unseen to places where they thrive and flourish. Emily loves a good latte and the conversation that comes with it, so be sure to reach out to her!

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