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


  • Bridgeway Community Church (Columbia)
  • Church of the Redeemer (Gaithersburg)
  • Covenant Life Church (Gaithersburg)
  • Zion Church (Landover)
  • Hope Christian Church (Beltsville)
  • Celebration Church (Columbia)
  • Immanuel’s Church (Silver Spring)
  • First Baptist Church of Glenarden (Upper Marlboro)
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church (Bethesda)
  • Cedar Ridge Community Church (Spencerville)
  • Community of Hope AME Church (Hillcrest Heights)
  • Mount Ennon Baptist Church (Clinton)
  • Global Mission Church of Greater Washington (Silver Spring)
  • Sligo Seventh Day Adventist (Tacoma Park)
  • Ark of Safety Christian Church (Upper Marlboro)
  • From the Heart Church Ministries (Temple Hills)
  • Bethel World Outreach Church (Silver Spring)
  • First Baptist Church of Guilford (Columbia)
  • Soul Factory (Forestville)
  • National Church of God (Fort Washington)
  • Grace Community Church (Fulton)
  • Woodstream Church (Mitchellville)
  • The Sanctuary (Capitol Heights)
  • Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal (Fort Washington)
  • Spirit of Faith Christian Center (Temple Hills)
  • Evangel Cathedral (Upper Marlboro)

Northern Virginia

Washington DC (District of Columbia)

  • National Community Church (Washington DC++)
  • 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 Montgomery County, Maryland aka MoCo, mostly less larger ones

[update December 2016] 2 curated lists = 16 Washington DC Historic Churches ( + Washington, D.C.’s Most Interesting Churches (Folashade Oyegbola @ CBS DC)