Worshiping the Risen Savior 
Making Disciples
Loving and Serving Others
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Bible Study for all ages   9:00 AM
Worship & Celebration  10:00 AM
“The Tenacious Threat”
Psalm 83
Evening Bible Study  5:00 PM
“Faithful Father”
Hosea 11
36806 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, DE 19975


Welcome Guests

Dear Guests,

Welcome…We have been waiting for you! It is our belief that everyone who enters our doors has been prompted by God to attend and has a divine appointment. We hope you know that Jesus loves you. It is our desire to have the world know of the love of Jesus and to experience Him in a mighty and powerful way.

We look forward to meeting you in person. You will find that our church family is kind, friendly, and concerned about the needs of others. We grow closer to Jesus and each other as we worship, learn, and serve together. As we develop a Christ-like attitude, we can meet needs in our community, love others, rejoice in celebrations, and express sorrow in times of despair.

We have a blended style of worship. Sunday morning dress is modest and casual. Sunday School is available for everyone from babies to senior adults.

If you live in Sussex or Worcester County and are looking for a church home where you can make friends and hear God’s Word preached in its entirety, well, you have found a home at Fenwick Island Baptist Church.

Thank you for stopping by and checking us out. We hope that you feel comfortable and welcomed to join us at your earliest convenience.

God bless you and see you soon,
Pastor Mike Fillis

Meet Our Pastor

Mike Fillis was born and raised in Colorado. He prayed to receive Christ as his Savior at age 16, following a revival service. Mike attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. Mike and Beth were married later that year.
They were stationed in Charleston, SC, where Mike was assigned to the nuclear powered submarine USS James Monroe, serving as the Weapons Officer.  In 1989, Mike left active duty naval service and accepted a position as a Project Engineer at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA. In 2000, he became the Chief of the Wallops Range and Mission Management Office. In 2001, God confirmed in Mike and Beth’s hearts His calling to full time ministry. Mike resigned his position at NASA, and moved his family to North Carolina to begin theological training. Mike graduated in May 2005 from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) with a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages. While attending seminary, Mike served as the Minister of Music and Media at Central Baptist Church in Henderson, NC. He began his ministry as Pastor of Fenwick Island Baptist Church in June 2008. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from SEBTS in 2020. Mike’s hobbies include reading, woodworking, and Bob Ross style painting! Mike and Beth have two sons, Ryan, a Doctor of Pharmacy, and Robert, a 3rd Grade teacher at King’s Christian Academy.


Sunday Worship Schedule:
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
10:00 a.m. – Worship & Celebration Service
5:00 p.m. – Evening Worship Service
10:00 a.m. – Pray Time
11:15am – Men’s Bible Study
(2nd Tuesday they meet at 12:30pm)
Wednesday Evening Schedule:
6:00 p.m. – Youth & Adult Bible Study
7:15 p.m. – Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
8:15 p.m. – Instrumental Rehearsal

Sunday Bible Study Groups


Sundays at 9:00am

Come join us as we dive into God’s Word
and learn to apply it to our lives.
We “Explore the Bible” because it reveals
God’s Character, His Wisdom, His Love, and His Plans.
There is a class for everyone!!

We offer two Adult Bible Classes:

Co-Ed Adult Class with a Team of Teachers and a Senior Ladies Class

For Children:
Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Class
Grades 1-6

Men’s Breakfast


Director: Guy Hudson Email: FenwickIslandBaptist@gmail.com

Attention All Men!! Come for Breakfast!!

We meet year-round on the
first Saturday of every month at 8:00 a.m.
for food, prayer, and fellowship.
We have a devotion, sing, and pray for
needs in the community and the church.

If any men would like to join us,
there is always a plate for you!!


Choir Director: Beth Fillis
Choir Practice – Wednesday at 7:15pm

If you love music and enjoy praising God through song,
you are encouraged to serve with us.
We pray that our music will bring
Glory & Honor to Jesus.
Instrumentalists practice after choir rehearsal.
If you play an instrument and would like to come to practice,
you are invited to check us out!


Our purpose is to promote and support missions through
prayer, offerings, mission programs, and hands on projects to fulfill the
Great Commission of Jesus.
He commanded us to “Go and make disciples of all nations…”
Ministries in North America/National/State/Local
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
 Food & Clothing for Local Missions
 International Student Dinner, Ocean City, MD- Feeding international students
Native American Link Ministry, Oklahoma
 Roxana Group Home Ministry
 School Supplies to Area Elementary Schools
 Sussex Pregnancy Care Center, Georgetown, DE
Ministries Around the Globe
 Chosen People Ministries
 Drawing Others To Christ, South Africa
 Gideon’s International
 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
 People International
 Professionals International
 Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes
 Trans World Radio-Guam
 Combined Work of TWR & Drawing Others to Christ

Statement of Faith

We believe the Holy Bible is the Inspired Word of God and is the basis for any statement of faith. This church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000.
We band together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ, personally committed to share the good news of salvation to the lost and dying world.
We hold to the ordinances of baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
Our Articles of Faith establish our core beliefs:
  • We believe in one God, eternally existent as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is God’s inspired and infallible Word and is the supreme standard and final authority for all conduct, faith, and doctrine.
  • We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His premillennial, personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that man was created in the image of God, but by willful transgression became sinful and is justly under the condemnation and wrath of Almighty God.
  • We believe that the only salvation from this guilt and condemnation is through faith in the righteousness and atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this salvation is the free gift of God’s love and grace.
  • We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to men, to convict sin, to regenerate repentant sinners, and by His presence and power to sanctify the lives of the redeemed.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and communion; that baptism is only to be administered upon public profession of faith in Christ, by immersion, thereby declaring our faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior; and that communion is only for believers, is to be preceded by faithful self-examination, and is in remembrance of the Lord’s death until He comes.
  • We believe that a New Testament Church is a body of believers, baptized by immersion, associated for worship, service, and the spread of the Gospel of the Grace of God to all the world.
  • We believe that there will be a resurrection of the just and unjust; the just, having been redeemed by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be with Him throughout eternity in glory; the unjust, having died impenitent and unrecognized to God, to eternal condemnation in Hell.

History of FIBC

As the Eastern Shore resort area grew, Ocean City Baptist Church realized the need for a Baptist church at the northern end of the island. Their Missions Committee voted to start five new churches at their meeting in May 1981. The first mission church, Fenwick Island Baptist Mission, was to be located in north Ocean City. On March 13, 1985, the Committee voted to rent a facility at Route 1 and Carolina Street in Fenwick Island, Delaware.
David Christie was called to serve as the Interim Pastor, and members of Ocean City Baptist Church volunteered to help begin the new mission. On May 19, 1985, a Commissioning Service was conducted by Walter Agnor for those going to the new Fenwick Island Mission. On May 26, 1985, the first service at Fenwick Island Baptist Mission was held.
In December 1985, David Christie announced that he was going to California to seminary. Walter Agnor was called to serve as Interim Pastor. On March 5, 1986, Reverend Al Brininger was called to be the pastor of Fenwick Island Baptist Mission.
On December 12, 1986, the church purchased the property at Route 54 and Salty Way Drive. The first services were held on December 28, 1986. The church had 12 members with a total of 19 in attendance.
In January 1987, clearing began for the new facility. The foundation was started on April 10, and on June 11, 1987, the first service was held in the new sanctuary. On January 3, 1988, the Sanctuary was dedicated to the service of the Lord.
In November 2006, Pastor Emeritus Al Brininger announced his retirement. In January 2007, a Pastor Search Committee was formed. On April 6, 2008, the church voted to call Reverend Mike Fillis to be their Pastor.

On June 8, 2008, Pastor Mike Fillis began his ministry at Fenwick Island Baptist Church.
 Pastor Mike has preached through 30 books of the Bible with his chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse approach. He has taught through Biblical Doctrines, many thematic Bible studies, and a study in apologetics. The Church approved the revisions to our Constitution & By-Laws in September 2019. This ushered in a reorganization of our church that is aimed at implementing our strategic plan to reach the senior population in our community for Christ. Our goal is to connect with our community, introduce them to Jesus, show them compassion, and to care for their needs.
On September 14, 2020, the church embarked on a much needed renovation project. The metal sided building was transformed with new grey vinyl siding, a much larger foyer and portico, new sidewalks, stonework with lettering, new west entry, exterior lighting, and regrading the property for water management. The restrooms were completely replaced and extra attention was placed on an ADA compliant restroom and new concrete ramp. The nursery was given a beautiful face lift with carpet and new furnishings. This is considered “Phase 1” of our plans. The next phase will include sanctuary updates and new flooring.
It is the earnest prayer of the church that God would continue to lead and guide the church as they diligently seek to serve The King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ.

Know Jesus?

My friend, we are pleased that you have decided to visit our website. Before you leave, we would like to give you the opportunity to know without a shadow of a doubt where you will spend eternity.

According to the Holy Bible, we all must face the judgment of God when we die. He allows you to make the choice between Heaven and Hell. I trust that after reading this brief note, you will commit your life to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

You may ask the question, “Why do I need to do this?” When God created Adam and Eve, He created them as perfect beings. They chose to disobey God. We have all sinned and we deserve death and eternity in Hell. But God is both merciful and just. He made a way for us to escape Hell and eternal separation from Him. Just as Adam and Eve had the ability to make a choice, we also have the choice to accept or reject Christ.

Please read on:
  1.  You must first admit and confess to Christ that you are a sinner. Salvation requires leaving your old sinful life behind and accepting the new life in Christ.
    Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.”
    Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
    Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
         God commands everyone to repent.
    Acts 17:30 “God…commands all men everywhere to repent.”
    II Corinthians 7:10 “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”
  2.  Because of our sin, we deserve to spend eternity in Hell; but, God gave us one way to escape hell and spend eternity with Him.
    Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
         This gift is for anyone who accepts Jesus as their Savior.
    Romans 10:13 “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
  3.  About 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ was here on earth to die on the cross and shed his blood to pay for our sins.
    Romans 5:8 “…God commends His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  4.  The Bible tells us that we must confess Christ as our personal Savior.
    Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Scriptures are from the New King James Version
If you would like to accept this FREE gift of salvation, here is a simple prayer that you can pray:
Dear Jesus, I am a sinner in need of Your forgiveness. I turn away from of my sin and wish to live a new life with You in me. I believe with all of my heart that You died on the cross and shed Your blood for MY sins. Come into my heart and save me. I desire to have You turn my life around and I place it in Your hands. I accept and invite Jesus to be my Lord and personal Savior. In Jesus name, Amen!
If you have accepted Jesus in your heart and would like to share this with us, please email us at FenwickIslandBaptist@gmail.com. Someone will be happy to talk to you about this new and exciting journey.


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