Most popular churches in the metro Washington DC area

Large churches where thousands of people attend church in the metro Washington DC area


Northern Virginia

Washington DC (District of Columbia)

  • National Community Church (Washington DC, 7 locations)
  • National Cathedral
  • National Presbyterian Church
  • Metropolitan Baptist Church
  • International Ethiopian Evangelical Church
  • Family Church of America
  • Shiloh Baptist Church
  • Temple of Praise
  • Saint Columba’s Episcopal Church
  • Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church
  • Rhema Christian Center Church
  • Bible Way Temple

* based on data from HIRR*&sb=5

[update November 2015] also see this list of Churches in Montgomergy County, Maryland aka MoCo, mostly less larger ones

[update December 2016] 2 curated lists = A Guide to the Historic Churches & Cathedrals in the District of Columbia ( + Washington, D.C.’s Most Interesting Churches (Folashade Oyegbola @ CBS DC)


10 thoughts on “Most popular churches in the metro Washington DC area

  1. Hi DJ,
    Thanks so much for the list of WDC churches. I’m trying to find the best way to get out an invitation to a Michael, Jr. concert on July 18th. Is there an easier way to contact these churches without having to go to every website to get their address or email?


  2. Hi DJ

    We are the Eagle Empowerment Group, and we’re hosting an empowerment event in Gaithersburg Maryland at the Hilton on Saturday May 3rd… Our keynote speaker will be world renowned leadership expert and NY Times Best-seller author, Dr. Myles Munroe of the Bahamas Faith Ministries International… Early registrants will receive a Bahamas cruise for two… is there any quick strategy that we could use to get the word out here so that people will know about this event?


  3. Hi DJ,
    Can you add New Life Christian Church (Chantilly + Bristow, VA)
    Grace Covenant Church should be corrected to (Chantilly + Sterling, VA)
    McLean Bible Church should list (Vienna, VA; Leesburg, VA; Manassas, VA; Arlington, VA; Bethesda, MD; Silver Spring, MD)


  4. Hey, D.J.,

    Bringing a group of seniors to DC next month. Any contemporary worship services like Andy Stanley or Rick Warren models? Any well-known pastors in suburbs, particularly in northern VA not too far from DC. We will be staying in Arlington. Even a blended worship style would be good.



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