Our Story

A Vision For a New Local Church

In the 1990's, Grace Church of Alexandria’s lead pastor, Jonathan Matías, served in the Washington D.C. Metro region at a Christian public policy organization. He perceived the need for gospel-preaching churches in the neighborhoods inside the D.C. beltway. As a result, Jonathan and friends Garrett Lee and Shayne McAllister prayed about forming a church planting team.


Forming a Church Planting Team

Heritage Bible Church in Greer, South Carolina, offered to sponsor this group of friends in forming a new church in the City of Alexandria. Heritage has pursued a vision of establishing gospel-centered local churches in urban areas throughout the country, planting ten new churches. 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, where we meet today, 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.