Our Story

A Vision For a New Local Church

Over a decade ago, Grace Church of Alexandria’s lead pastor, Jonathan Matías, was working in Washington D.C. as an intern in public policy. He grasped the need for Gospel-preaching churches in the D.C. Metro region, comprised of 5 million people. So Jonathan and friends Garrett Lee and Shayne McAllister began praying about forming a church planting team.


Forming a Church Planting Team

Several years later, Heritage Bible Church in Greer, South Carolina, offered to train and sponsor this group of friends in forming a new church in the D.C. Metro region. Heritage has pursued a vision of establishing gospel-centered local churches in urban areas throughout the country, planting eight new churches so far. So by the fall of 2007, the Matías, the Lees, and others (a total of 15) relocated to the West End of Alexandria and began meeting as a church family.

Starting Out

In November 2007, Grace Church of Alexandria first met for worship in a home in the District of Columbia. Then, as the church outgrew this home, the believers at Capitol Hill Baptist Church graciously provided their church building for Grace Church to meet at.

A Church For the City of Alexandria, Virginia

In the summer of 2008, God provided a wonderful facility in the West End of Alexandria for the church to meet at, the Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School in the Cameron Station community. Our church family invites you to worship with us so that you might see and savor God with us.

We're Part of a Bigger Story, God's Story

If you're new to or unfamiliar with Christianity, we are delighted to share with you the gospel, the good news that centers on Jesus Christ. Our church is made up of people from all walks of life who have come to treasure and worship Christ, God himself who died for us on the cross. Our church's story is part of a bigger story that God is writing. To learn more about the gospel, click "The Story" icon below.