“Only What You Do For Christ Will Last.”



Welcome to the website for Rising Sun First Baptist Church. The Reverend Dr. Emmett C. Burns, Jr. founded Rising Sun First Baptist Church–Woodlawn in January 1984. We are located at 2211 St. Lukes Lane, Baltimore County, Maryland and situated on a two-acre plot adjacent to Woodlawn Middle School with a close and compassionate congregation of approximately three hundred members. This location ministers to members and friends in the Woodlawn, Randallstown, Pikesville, Woodstock, Owings Mills, Security and Northwest Baltimore City areas.

You and your family are invited to worship with us. Services are held each Sunday at 8:00 a.m. (Early Morning Worship) and 11:00 a.m. (Mid-Morning Worship). Our Sunday School is held each Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. On Wednesday evenings, Prayer, Praise, and Bible Study services are held at 7:00 p.m.  We have wonderful worship and fellowship opportunities available for both adults and young persons. Our Youth and Young Adult program is spiritual, inspiring and dynamic. You will be blessed for your participation.

The Church’s Ministries are numerous and varied. The church’s ecclesiastical government consists of the Pastor, as head, and two governing bodies –the Board of Deacons and the Board of Trustees. The Reverend Dr. Burns is a nationally known gospel minister, well-grounded in sound Christian theology, and a consummate organizer dedicated to providing community service.

We invite you to visit us, soon! We have a seat waiting just for you. There is much good work to be done.  Come and be a part of this experience.