Washington DC Churches

Washington DC Churches

Washington DC churches include First Baptist Church of Georgetown, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Metropolitan AME Church, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Asbury United Methodist Church and Third Baptist Church.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1816, it is oldest Black congregation in DC; congregants at Montgomery Street church were dissatisfied with segregated seating, so built their own church; they also purchased 2906 O Street in 1920 for meetings and Washington, DC’s first Black library.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 1334 29th Street, NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 202-234-0148
WEBSITE: http://www.mtzionumcdc.org

First Baptist Church of Georgetown
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1862 by a former slave Rev. Sandy Alexander; in its formative years the congregation worshiped in a makeshift building at O and 21st Streets; the present building was completed in 1882; many Baptist churches in Washington, DC trace their roots to here.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:45a
ADDRESS: 2624 Dumbarton Street NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 202-965-1899
WEBSITE: http://www.firstbaptistgtown.org

Ebenezer United Methodist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1805 by mixed congregation; due to discriminatory practices this Black congregation founded this splinter church in 1838 and finally obtained an Black minister in 1864, Rev. Noah Jones.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 9:30a
ADDRESS: 400 D Street SE, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Capitol South Metro Station
PHONE: 202-544-1415
WEBSITE: http://www.umc.org

Progress For Christ Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Called “Pleasant Lane Baptist Church” when former slaves built this church in 1883; it was designed by Washington, DC’s first black architect, Calvin Brent; in 2010, the congregation renamed it Progress For Christ Baptist Church.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 501 E Street SE, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Eastern Market Metro Station
PHONE: 202-547-8969
WEBSITE: http://www.progressforchrist.org

First Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1873 by Reverend Moses Wilson, Sister Julia Taylor and Brother John Ward met in Sister Taylor’s home; with a congregation of mostly freed slaves, they organized a church where they could practice freedom of religion in Rosslyn, VA; the church moved to this site in 1962.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30a
ADDRESS: 3440 Minnesota Avenue SE, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on premises and street
TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 202-581-9100
WEBSITE: http://fbc-dc.org

St. John CME Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1875 during reconstruction; a landmark in the community for its outreach programs.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:45a and 11a
ADDRESS: 2801 Stanton Road SE, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Anacostia Metro Station
PHONE: 202-678-7788
WEBSITE: http://www.stjohncmecdc.org

Union Temple Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Known for its outreach ministries to seniors, families, young adults and children; also features an mural of Christ depicted as a person of color surrounded by African and African-American heroes and heroines.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:30a and 10:30a
ADDRESS: 1225 W Street SE, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Anacostia Metro Station
PHONE: 202-678-8822
WEBSITE: http://www.uniontemple.com

Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1841 by 1st Black Presbyterian minister in Washington DC, John F. Cook, Sr, a former slave; America’s first African American high school was founded in its basement in 1870 and later became Dunbar High School.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 1701 15th Street NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: U Street-Civil War Memorial Metro Station
PHONE: 202-234-0300
WEBSITE: http://www.15thstreetpresbyterianchurch.org

John Wesley AME Zion Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1875; still known for outreach ministries to seniors, families, young adults and children
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 1615 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: U Street-Civil War Memorial Metro Station
PHONE: 202-667-3824
WEBSITE: none

Shiloh Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1862 in a horse stable by 300 people who fled slavery in Fredericksburg, Virginia; many outreach ministries and gospel choirs; Shiloh features a popular Family Life Center for racquetball, saunas, restaurants, conference rooms, designed by Robert Nash.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:45a and 10:45a
ADDRESS: 1510 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on premises and street
TRANSIT: Shaw-Howard University Metro Station
PHONE: 202-232-4200
WEBSITE: http://www.shilohbaptist.org

St. Augustine’s Catholic Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1858 by emancipated slaves; named after the African Bishop of Hippo; later merged with St Paul’s Catholic Church and moved into this towering neogothic structure in 1961.
SATURDAY MASS: 4:30p
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a, 10a, 12:30a
ADDRESS: 1425 V Street, NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Shaw-Howard University Metro Station
PHONE: 202-265-1470
WEBSITE: http://www.saintaugustine-dc.org

Metropolitan Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1864 as Fourth Baptist Church; 5,000 member congregation; Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown’s funeral was held here; choirs that feature traditional and contemporary gospel music; a wide range of community outreach ministries.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:45a and 11a
ADDRESS: 1225 R Street, NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on premises and street
TRANSIT: Shaw-Howard University Metro Station
PHONE: 202-483-1540
WEBSITE: http://www.metropolitanbaptist.org

Third Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1858, it is 3rd oldest Black Baptist Church in DC and the oldest Black Baptist building still standing; Rev. Dr. George Bullock, pastor from 1918-1959, was the father-in-law of former Mayor Walter Washington; Mayor Washington also served as a trustee; Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. was ordained at Third Baptist.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 1546 5th Street NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Mt. Vernon Square-Convention Center Metro Station
PHONE: 202-332-8610
WEBSITE: http://www.thirdbaptistchurch.org

Metropolitan AME Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1850 by the merger of Israel AME (1821) and Union Bethel AME (1838); congregants founded the Bethel Literary Society for ex-slaves; Frederick Douglass, Mary McCloud Bethune, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson and nearly every American president has worshiped here; Rosa Parks memorial service was held here.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:30a and 11a
ADDRESS: 1518 M Street NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street and nearby garages
TRANSIT: McPherson Square Metro Station
PHONE: 202-546-0807
WEBSITE: http://www.metropolitanamec.org

Asbury United Methodist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1836 by a mixture of 75 black free persons and slaves; later moved to this Neo-Gothic edifice
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8:30a and 10:30a
ADDRESS: 926 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Metro Center Station
PHONE: 202-546-0807
WEBSITE: http://www.asburyumcdc.org

Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1839; the last remnants are a marker and old iron fence for oldest Baptist church DC at 19th and I Streets, NW; the church was purchased by Black its members and moved to the current site.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10a
ADDRESS: 4606 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 202-829-2773
WEBSITE: http://www.nsbcdc.org

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1827 by 28 African Americans who separated from the Episcopal Church of Epiphany; material to build the church was obtained by dissembling an old church.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10a
ADDRESS: 728 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station
PHONE: 202-333-3985
WEBSITE: http://www.stmarysfoggybottom.org

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