The story of Fairfax Community Church begins well before the congregation was ever formed. In the late 1800′s, men and women from most of the major denominations, weary of religious division and prejudice, began searching for Christian unity. They came to several points of commitment:
Wear the name of Christ, simply claiming to be followers of Christ.
Take the Bible as sole authority and Christ as their only creed.
Depend on God’s Holy Spirit to unify them with other Christians, regardless of denominational affiliation.
This small group of Christians became known as the Church of God (with general offices in Anderson, IN). Today over 8,000 congregations trace their roots to this “experiment” in Christian unity. One of these churches is Fairfax Community Church.
In 1929 a young preacher from Maryland held a series of worship services in the eastern part of Fairfax County. A number of people responded to the Good News of the Kingdom and became passionate followers of Jesus Christ. In response to the call of Christ, these new believers started what would eventually be known as the First Church of God. This new church had very few resources. Their first meeting place was a converted chicken coop. However, over the next five decades, this small congregation remained a faithful witness to the life transforming power of Jesus Christ.
In the late 1980’s the church began to re-position itself to reach a new generation for Christ. The church changed its name to Fairfax Community Church and over the next decade made important strategic and structural changes. Over the last twenty-five years, Fairfax Community Church has grown from one hundred to over two thousand weekly attenders. In order to increase its capacity for Kingdom impact, the church built a new facility on Braddock Road in 2005.
Fairfax Community Church is now writing the next chapter in its story. Located just outside of our nation’s capital, the congregation is uniquely positioned to not only have an impact in this community but in the world. The strategy is simple but compelling: Gather the people. Tell the stories. Change the world.
We gather the people by creating relevant environments where people are equipped and empowered to love God and love others. When we gather we tell the stories of God’s redeeming, restoring and transforming activity in this world. Of course, it doesn’t stop there. God has invited us to join Him in this world-changing mission. So we want to mobilize thousands of passionate Christ-followers to give their lives away in service to God and have a transforming impact on every aspect of culture. We invite you to join us on this journey.