“They shall be My people, and I will be their God; and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.” (Jer. 32:38-39)

Our Mission
One Heart Women’s Ministry (OHWM) seeks to worship and glorify Jesus Christ by interceding for, encouraging, equipping, and evangelizing women at Forest Baptist Church (FBC), in the surrounding communities, and around the world.
Our Ministries


Throughout the year, OHWM hosts fellowship meetings to provide opportunities for women of all generations and walks of life to worship God, learn about missions, and encourage one another. During one meeting each year, we do a service project.


OHWM seeks to show love to the church and the community in tangible ways through hospitality.  We apply passages such as Romans 12:13 and 1 Peter 4:5 by providing baby showers for first time parents; meals for the sick, new mommies, and bereaved families; Christmas baskets for the elders, deacons, and staff; and encouragement to those we visit in the nursing home. We also have regular outreach events at the Domestic Violence Prevention Center in Lynchburg.

Bible Study

OHWM offers ladies’ Bible studies in order to study God’s Word, build godly friendships, and cultivate the spiritual discipline of Bible reading and prayer. We promote multigenerational studies rather than stage of life ones (single, married, single-again, etc.) in order to reflect the church as the family of God and to foster Titus 2 relationships.

Missions & Evangelism

OHWM promotes awareness of and support for our missionaries, both while here in the States and especially while overseas.  We provide education about various International Mission Board/North America Mission Board operations and special projects.
Our Team

Carol Hernandez


Valerie Hancock

Heather Blank

Cindy Kozerow

Laverne Smith

Jillian Ross

Ally Puffenburger

Brenda Murdock