In the spring of 1978, while in his third year at Dallas Theological Seminary, Rev. Woodard sought the Lord for a way to practically apply the biblical knowledge he was acquiring. At the same time Black Evangelistic Enterprise (BEE), was seeking a family to begin a church planting ministry in Fort Worth. Also, a Bible class in the Norwood’s home was praying for a Bible church in their community.
In July 1978, BEE contacted the Woodards to consider the responsibility of establishing a Bible church in Fort Worth. The Woodards placed an application with BEE. The Board of Directors approved their application and their ministry was begun on August 1, 1978.