A Brief History

Our Chapel in 1976

The original chapel in 1976

In 2016, Redland Baptist Church will celebrate 50 years of active service in the Derwood area of Montgomery County, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC. The church began with 21 people meeting at a member’s home, and now hundreds of people gather each week on our 13-acre campus.

Over the years, a church building was built in several phases.  In 2011, we dedicated our “ROC” a multi-purpose recreational outreach center.  This facility hosts children’s camps, open gym basketball and other events to engage and serve families in our community.

Numerous programs and ministries were begun throughout the years at Redland. In the 1980s, Redland established several local churches in new suburban areas in Montgomery County. Since the 1990s, we have sent a number of mission teams throughout the United States and overseas; our mission trips are now annual events.

As the church has grown and changed, Redland members have remained committed to loving God, loving one another, and serving Montgomery County and the world in the name of Jesus Christ.

It’s easy to fit into our diverse congregation, which is a combination of long-term members and people who have arrived in Montgomery County more recently. We have members of all ages – as shown by our strong programs for children, teens, adults and senior adults! At Redland you’ll find some people who are lifelong Baptists, as well as many from other church backgrounds or who have had little previous experience with Christianity.

All are welcome here!


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