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.


Some quick facts by the numbers.
The year Whole Word Fellowship began
Senior pastors in 50 years
Average income devoted to world missions
Corporate debt
Acres of land in Fairfax County
Square feet of building

Our Distinctives

  • Abiding presence of God
  • Baptism of the Holy Spirit
  • Intergenerational worship
  • Preaching of the Gospel of salvation
  • Biblical teaching
  • Equipping for ministry
  • Healing
  • Prophecy
  • 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.

Prophetic Word

“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