Welcome to Grace


Grace Covenant Church DC is a story in progress…the story of changed lives. And like every story, this one has a beginning. Shortly after 14 members of GCC Virginia responded to the invitation to plant a church in the heart of DC, we had our first public service of worship in early March of 1999. Meeting weekly in a local elementary school of a residential community, we always believed for more than what we could see. We believed God to transform lives!

So far our faith and service has not been in vain. One lifechanging moment after another continues to amaze us as people passionately follow Jesus. Children from insecure communities find hope and stability, university students discover purpose, ethnic diversity produces a rich and flavorful community, professionals are inspired to true greatness, broken people, marriages and families are restored while others are strengthened as altogether we practice loving, living and leading the way Jesus does.

Today we meet in small groups throughout the city during the week. On Sundays we meet in two locations (Regal Cinemas at Gallery Place & the NAHB building on Thomas Circle). Our passion is to know Jesus intimately and make him known. We feel called to follow him and to influence people around the corner and around the world to do the same. To be continued…


Our Vision is to become a great & powerful people with a Heart for God & God’s Heart for People.

Our Mission is to Connect people to Jesus and Equip people to Go for Jesus.

We believe…

  • In the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct…
  • In one God , eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…
  • In our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory…
  • In the Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit…
  • In the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ…
  • In the Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ
  • In the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

Nicene Creed: We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.

Apostles Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Universal Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

For further historical information: Nicene Creed and Apostles’ Creed


Because Jesus is “King of kings and Lord of lords,” we believe that whole-hearted surrender to Jesus as Lord (final authority), is the starting point of faith and salvation from eternal damnation..

“If you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, then you will be saved”. Romans 10:9

Because God’s heart is to reach the world, we seek to stir up the passion and model the pattern of sharing the gospel, for every disciple (follower of Jesus) to make disciples..

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

Because we are called to make disciples, our primary focus is establishing biblical foundations, equipping believers to minister, and empowering disciples to make disciples—not conducting meetings, facilitating programs, or building buildings.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19,20

Because we are called to establish churches in every nation, we are committed to a culture of empowering leadership. We are intentionally multi-generational, and we deliberately create opportunities and platforms for next generation leaders to develop their leadership.

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2

Because the family is the foundation and validation of ministry, we refuse to sacrifice our marriages and our children on the altars of temporal success. And because we believe God has called us to be a spiritual family, we embrace community, reject the idea of disposable relationships, and choose to walk in love, respect, and unity.

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain… Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:1,3


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Every Nation is a worldwide family of churches and ministries that exists to honor God by establishing Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in every nation.

Since it was established in 1994, Every Nation has been making disciples, training leaders, and planting churches all over the world. Our vision is to see a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church that will seek first the Kingdom of God for the glory of Jesus Christ, about whom it is written:

“With your blood you purchased for God members of every tribe and language and people and nation.” Revelation 5:9, TNIV

For more info visit everynation.org

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Grace Covenant Church is the parent church of Grace Covenant Church DC. They are a multi-ethnic, multi-site, multi-generational church in Northern, VA.

For more info visit gracecov.org


Valley Gate Church is a church plant that was sent from Grace Covenant Church DC in the summer of 2015. They are now multi-ethnic, multi-generational church that launched their weekly services on January 24th, 2016 in Tempe, Arizona.

For more info visit valleygatechurch.org


Baby Havens started in 2003 after a series of articles published in the Johannesburg newspapers highlighted the large numbers of babies that had been abandoned in local hospitals. Many mothers who went to hospital to give birth learned of their HIV+ status and simply left the hospital without their baby. Other babies were found abandoned in rubbish bins, in fields and public places, and taken to hospital. Poverty and hopelessness combined to destroy many mother/child relationships. His People Johannesburg Pastors David and Caroline Webb responded by opening the first Baby Haven. The second Baby Haven opened in 2011 and the third opened in 2015.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  James 1:27

For more info visit babyhaven.org


Nations of Coaches was founded in 2005 by long-time basketball coach, Jim Haney, now Executive Director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He dreamed of launching a ministry dedicated to college basketball coaches to help them deal with the everyday pressure to produce and win.  Nations of Coaches serves by reaching out to coaches and building meaningful relationships with an expanding number of coaches at all levels across America. They provide support, tools, and resources to help coaches successfully live and lead others both spiritually and professionally.

For more info visit nationsofcoaches.com


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We’re so glad you’re considering to visit us! You’ll find a list of commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message at info@gracecovdc.org

When and Where are Your Sunday Meetings?

We meet Sunday Mornings at 9am & 11am at the NAHB Building, 1201 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005.

What is the Closest Metro Line?

The NAHB building is located just a few blocks from the Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines to McPherson Square, the Red Line to Dupont Circle, as well as the Red Line to Farragut North.

Is Parking Available?

Complimentary valet parking will be available at NAHB (1201 15th Street NW) for the first 80 vehicles that arrive. Secondary parking will be available at The Madison Hotel (1177 15th Street NW) and is complimentary as well.

What Should I Wear/Expect?

At each service, you’ll see people in suits and ties as well as jeans and t-shirts. You’ll meet friends from other nations and cultures and probably recognize a few neighbors from your street. At the beginning of the meeting we normally have live worship music, followed by an encouraging message. Our service normally run for 75 minutes. Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, we want you to feel welcomed, loved, and leave wanting to come back!


february, 2018

23feb - 25All DayENC Conference(All Day) EST

23feb7:00 pm- 9:00 pmMarriage PrepEquip for Discipleship (Capacity is 8 Couples)7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST GCC DC Office, 1000 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 1100

25febAll DayBuilding OfferingMonthly In Service Building Offering(All Day: sunday) EST

Family fights together, not each other.

Pastor Donnell Jones Lead Pastor, Grace Covenant Church DC